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

~ Robert Ingersoll




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. 

Beginning September 11,  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, 2016 may participate in nursery activities.
  • During the 11:00 service, children who are 3 an younger may participate in nursery activities.


Summer nursery hours are 9:30-11:15 am. The summer schedule runs from May 29 - September 4, 2016. During the summer the nursery is open for children age 3 and younger.

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


Young Children's Classes

Preschool and kindergarten children are encouraged to get involved in the opportunities each Sunday to begin discovering their self-identity, their connection with others, and the wondrous world around them.  Classes provide young children with an introduction to their religious community and Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. Classes include age-appropriate stories and activities, as well as time for free play.  

Beginning September 11, classes meet each Sunday during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Classes are led by teams of adult and youth volunteers. Several Unitarian Universalist preschool curriculums are utilized, including Celebrating Me & My World and We Are Many, We Are One. Each of these curricula features a weekly story and age-appropriate activities related to the week’s topic.

What are Eliot's preschool children learning about?  Here is a sampling:
  • Developing a positive self-image
  • Cooperative skills (sharing, listening, taking turns, etc.)
  • Nature and their connection to other living things
  • The church as a place of acceptance and friendship
  • Holidays and celebrations
All preschool age children & their families are invited to become involved in the program. For more information, or to register for classes, please contact Christie Lee via email or at 314-821-0911, extension 205.