Children’s Worship                                                    
Children in elementary attend the first 15 minutes of the Sanctuary worship service with their families before attending their Religious Education class.  Throughout the year, there are also a variety of special worship opportunities for children, youth, and adults of all ages.

Click here or on the picture below to download the current Religious Education brochure.


We've moved all of our Religious Education and youth gatherings online. For up-to-date information about online gatherings for children and youth, please contact Scott Stewart or Christie Lee.

Elementary Program (1st-6th grade)

During Fall 2020, we’re excited to explore a variety of Unitarian Universalist topics, themes, and values relevant to elementary-age children. Our time together is designed to nurture spiritual growth in children, strengthen their sense of connection with their UU community, develop their UU identity, explore social justice topics (especially dismantling racism and advocating for the environment), and provide opportunities to explore Unitarian Universalism in community with peers and adult leaders.   

CovenantBeginning September 20, the Elementary Meetup will gather virtually most Sundays from  9:15-9:45 am. This experience is designed primarily for 1st-6th graders and will utilize virtual breakout rooms for a portion of the time. Sessions will be co-led by Religious Education staff and lay leaders, and we hope to invite guest speakers from the congregation to participate in some of the sessions. Zoom information about the weekly sessions will be emailed to registered families.

This fall, we’ll be using two Unitarian Universalist curriculums for most of our gatherings. Soul Matters is a network of UU congregations which explore monthly spiritual themes and provide a monthly packet of children’s Religious Education material.   

In addition, we’ll be incorporating periodic sessions from CartUUns, a new UU curricula which uses Disney and Pixar short films to create dialogue around UU values and principles. Other source material will be included from time to time.


In addition, registered families will receive a monthly edition of Chalice Home, a UU resource from Soul Matters designed to help families explore their UU identity and experience spiritual nourishment at home. Each packet connects with the monthly spiritual theme.


For more information about the elementary program, or to learn more about how to sign up and get involved, contact Christie Lee at christie@eliotchapel.org.



In-Person Programming Update: Information about Religious Education classes which meet in-person on Sunday morning will be posted to this page when it’s considered safe for in-person activities to resume. As of August 2020, all programming for elementary-age children is being offered virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 health situation.