Children and Youth Programming for Sunday, May 1

This week’s theme: Introduction to Islam

Online Zoom class for K – 5 

Running weekly through 5/22

DURING SERVICE (in person only):

  • All ages RE class with Ms. Elizabeth and Ms. Frida follows the Time for All Ages. 
  • Nursery care is available 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for children below school age. Parents – we are happy to provide nursery care while you attend the Welcome Luncheon! 


  • 5/8: Multigenerational Mother’s Day Service
  • 5/15: Youth Bridging Ceremony + Class Celebration
  • 5/22: Multigenerational Service with special guests Pullman Morris and Sword
  • Nursery care is available 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for children below school age. 

High Schoolers and Families: Bridging Ceremony Sunday, May 15
Our seniors in high school will soon be moving on to their next steps and it is time for us to celebrate them! During the Time for All Ages on Sunday, May 15, we will honor our youth and their life transitions, followed by a celebration for all our religious education classes. 

  • High school seniors and families: please reach out to Elizabeth to get involved if you would like to share something with the congregation during the ceremony (a word or memory, a poem or musical offering, or something else) 
  • Children and youth of all ages are especially welcomed to join on the 15th and will have opportunities to mark their own life transitions. 

Sunday, May 22 after worship: A Dance Workshop for All Ages
Wake up the Earth and celebrate spring with Pullman Morris and Sword! Morris dancing is a centuries-old tradition from England with a close connection to celebrating the Earth and the seasons. You’ll see it presented during the service on May 22nd. Join our local Chicago Morris team, Pullman Morris and Sword, following the service for an opportunity to learn some yourself! Perfect for ages 6 to 86 — and easily accommodated for even younger or older. 

About Religious Education at 1st U

Choosing your child’s religious education program is an important decision, just as important as choosing your own religious home.

If you are searching for an open and affirming community in which your child can grow in spirit and in love, you have found the right place!  This is not your typical Sunday School. Unitarian Universalists believe there is no single answer to religious questions.  We encourage our children and youth to discover what gives meaning to their lives through age-appropriate sessions that that recognize individual styles and needs.

Sunday morning youth programs run concurrently or directly after our worship services. We offer…

  • An environment that is safe, nurturing, and fun.
  • A place for children and youth to wonder, ask questions, and discover their own unique spiritual nature.
  • A program that focuses on personal spiritual growth, open faith exploration, and living values in the larger world.
  • A diverse and multi-age community.
  • A meaningful, age-appropriate worship time in each service for children and youth.
  • Exploration of themes such as Unitarian Universalist identity, world religions, Jewish and Christian heritage, social justice, and more.
  • Special events that serve to bring our all-ages community together and enhance the experience of every child, youth, and adult.