Sun, May 01, 2016

Religious Education | Admin | Children and Youth

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The Great End in Religious Instruction

–by William Ellery Channing 

The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own;

Not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;

Not to give them definite amount of knowledge but to inspire a fervent love of truth;

Not to bind them by ineradicable prejudice to our own particular sect or peculiar notions, but to prepare them for impartial, conscientious judging of whatever subject may be offered to their decision;

Not to burden the memory, but to quicken and strengthen the power of thought;

Not to impose religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules, but to awaken the conscience, the moral discernment;

In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul; to bring understanding conscience, and heart into earnest, vigorous action on religious and moral truth to excite and cherish spiritual life


Welcome our cooperative Religious Education Program. We’re glad you’re visiting our site, hope you’ll be interested in what you see here, and invite you to learn more by clicking on the links or, even better, speaking with us.

Everything we say and do here is religious education; that is our implicit curriculum. Here, congregants, both those who have children and those who do not, take an active role in our classrooms by volunteering to teach carefully chosen explicit curriculum which imparts information about our faith and supports Unitarian Universalist ethics and values.

By joining together, we find a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, strengthen our work for justice, find comfort and help in times of difficulty, and magnify to each other the joy and gratitude we feel in response to the wonder of creation and the gift of life itself.

I invite you to learn more about who we are and what we do, to ask questions, and to share with me any ideas about how we may better serve you and others. In this way our programs and congregation will grow stronger, save more lives in the here and now, and make a meaningful and positive impact on the world in which we live.

Welcome to our church family!



Karen Lewis
Director of Religious Education for Children

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