Children and Youth
Welcome from Director of Religious Education Katy Carpman
Children and youth at Emerson know that they are unique and wonderful and LOVED. Our members have a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs, and we know we all can learn from one another.
We proudly provide liberal religious education, creating opportunities for our children and youth to ask questions, hear stories, and be joyful with each other. We teach the values and stories of many religions—as well as our own unique heritage—and how each person’s gifts are important to our world.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Note: Katy is on sabbatical May 1 to July 31. Dedicated volunteers continue our programs while she’s away.
A Message From Our Minister Rev. Dr. Becky Edmiston-Lange
The Emerson congregation doesn’t just like kids – it cherishes them—from the minute they arrive and throughout their journey to adulthood. The world our children live in is a very complex one – global, multicultural, technology driven and lightning fast.
To navigate this world and thrive they need not only the kind of skills and talents they develop in their secular education. They also need a strong moral and spiritual foundation that is nurturing and inclusive, adaptable to circumstance and yet rooted in enduring universal and humanitarian values. Under the excellent direction of our credentialed UU Religious Educator, Katy Carpman, and with the assistance of a host of amazing volunteers like you, our religious education program is dedicated to providing our children and youth just such a foundation.
Learn about our current curricula and events!
Our Cooperative Program
Every year volunteers contribute over 2000 hours to our Sunday School program.
We ask all guardians* to contribute their time as they are able—as teachers, assistants, and playground helpers, and organizing special events and ongoing projects.
Learn more about your opportunities, sign up online, or stop by the RE Office (Room 102) to chat with Katy and learn more.
*Parenthood is NOT a requirement to volunteer! We joyfully welcome all ages and stages!
Children & Youth Program Vision and Mission
Our youth grow up together in a community of joy and wonder, building Unitarian Universalist identities that draw on diverse faith traditions and take individual and collective action to help others.
We create an environment encouraging and nurturing self respect, community development, comprehensive religious literacy, spiritual growth, and faith in action.