Monthly Overview

Children and Youth Ministry for March

March 1st, 2023|

Who do you reach out to when you need support?

Our Soul Matters theme this month is VULNERABILITY. We take risks when we reach out to one another, when we ask for help, and when we dare to hope. And all of this is core to creating community. Where could you use a little practice?

Here’s our 11 AM plan for March:

March 5: How do we deal with worry?
March 12: Act of Service – Hosting Social Hour after the service
March 19: Time in nature: Garden day!
March 26: Multigenerational Worship Service


And remember – the 10 AM hour is a great time to join families on the playground, or working on Legos in Room 111 on rainy Sundays!

We learn, we serve, and we create community together!

Emerson’s Sunday School program is a mix of:

  • Sunday School classes using Unitarian Universalist curriculum. These learning communities, led by our wonderful volunteer teachers, light a chalice, share our stories, and take part in games, crafts, and experiments.
  • All-ages Worship – a monthly multigenerational service, helping children learn the rhythms of worship and holding us all in community.
  • Milestone programs (Coming of Age, Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education)
  • Special Events – Homecoming Sunday (September), Souper Bowl of Caring (February), Gardening Days, etc.

So we can best prepare for all families, please take a few minutes to register for our program!

Our Cooperative Program

Every year volunteers contribute countless 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.

Chat with Katy to learn more.

*Parenthood is NOT a requirement to volunteer! We joyfully welcome all ages and stages!

Children releasing lady bugs in our pocket prairie

Ever released lady bugs in a garden?

Children & Youth Program Vision and Mission

VISION (What):

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.

Forms and policies:

Children and Youth Protection Policy.

Online Family Registration Form for Religious Education for Children & 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 celebrate each person’s gifts as important to our world.

We look forward to meeting you!