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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MINNETONKA

EDUCATE

We search for truth, meaning and knowledge in our pursuit of living ethically and growing a beloved community. We welcome and invite members and visitors to join us in our quest to learn.

UUCM MISSION STATEMENT

"In a spirit of wonder and with courageous love, we connect, grow, and act."

LIFESPAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

The Lifespan Religious Education (LRE) Ministry formulates overall Lifespan Learning goals and objectives with input of Director of Religious Education (DRE), the congregation and the two working groups:  

  • Adult RE (ARE) Team: Classes for Adults and Older Youth 
  • Children and Youth RE (CYRE) Team:  Classes and programming for children and youth 


ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
The Adult Education Team, under the leadership of Susan Goll, facilitates a variety of classes through the year, usually in the evenings or on weekends.  This year, there may even be some classes offered between services on Sunday mornings.  The UU101 class about membership is offered in the fall and the spring. Periodically there are Sunday discussions of the previous week’s service.  Other classes are offered based on the needs and interests of the congregation. Some past classes included Ethical Eating, Film & Theology, and Immigration as a Moral Issue.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CYRE)
Children and Youth Religious Education is under the guidance of the Director of Religious Education for Children and Youth, Andrea Purdy Heier and the CYRE Team. 

UUCM CYRE Vision Statement:
The UUCM children and youth religious education team envisions a program that: 

   Is a thriving, stimulating program integrated into church life.  

  • Provides a loving community for children and youth in which they can feel a sense of connection and belonging
  • Helps children and youth become aware of the needs of the larger community and respond through social action 
  • Supports families in developing meaningful family traditions and in cultivating a grounded spirituality 
  • Explores our rich Unitarian Universalist heritage/history and provides our children and youth with firm foundations in our UU Principles and Sources 


NURSERY AND TODDLERS
Our youngest are learners too! While these children receive safe comfort and care during the 10:00 am worship service, they will also begin learning some early group skills and simple Unitarian Universalist rituals as they grow