Children & Youth


Due to guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as our local health department, we have suspended all at-church Religious Education programs through May 31st. Stay tuned for online ways to connect and grow in spirit!

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 seeing you soon.

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!

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

Children & Youth RE Easter 2016 Egg Help

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

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.