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“No day can be so sacred but that the laugh of a little child
will make it holier still.”

~ Robert Ingersoll

 

Nursery

drawing in the nursery

For the youngest members, loving nursery care is provided by nursery caregivers during all worship services. The nursery is full of books, puzzles, toys, and fun activities for babies and toddlers each Sunday. 

During summer worship services (May 26 – September 1, 2019), the nursery is open most Sundays from 9:30 – 11:15 am for children ages 3 and younger. The nursery is staffed by Noel Burke & Tim Bubb (most weeks). Note there may be occasional weeks during the summer when nursery care is unavailable due to staff vacations.

Beginning September 8, 2019, the nursery is open each Sunday from 9:00 am until 12:15 pm. 

 

  • During the 9:30 service, children who are 2 or younger on August 1, 2019, may participate in nursery activities.
  • During the 11:00 service, children who are 3 and younger on August 1, 2019, may participate in nursery activities.

 

For more information about the nursery, please contact Christie Lee via email or at 314-821-0911, extension 205.

 

Young Children's Classes

Young children are encouraged to get involved in opportunities each Sunday to begin discovering their self-identity, exploring their spirituality, and recognizing their connection with others and the wondrous world around them. Classes provide young children with an introduction to their religious community, the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition, and include age-appropriate stories and activities. There is also time for free play and creating community with other UU children and adults.  
 

Beginning September 8, 2019, classes meet each Sunday during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Classes are led by teams of staff and volunteers and feature a weekly story and age-appropriate activities related to the week’s topic. The anticipated class schedule for young children in 2019-20 includes:

  • During the 9:30 service, preschool-age children who are 3 (by August 1, 2019) and older gather for stories and activities.  Classes incorporate activities from Unitarian Universalist curricula for young children, including The Rainbow Connection,  Chalice Children, and Celebrating Me & My WorldFor the 2019-20 year (September-May), we anticipate using stories and activities from Chalice Children, which you can explore HERE.
  • During the 11:00 service, children who are 4 (by August 1, 2019) and older gather with kindergarten and 1st grade children. Stories and activities from the UU curricula Wonderful Welcome and We Are Many, We Are One are often used with this class. For the Fall of 2019, we anticipate using stories and activities from World of Wonder (check it out HERE), which explores our connection with the environment, as well as several sessions that explore racial justice. 

Note that other curriculum material and activities are often incorporated into young children’s classes, and specific age-groupings and class offerings are subject to change.

 

 
 
sand play with trucks

children in a circle with a youth leader