All children’s activities and programming details are subject to change anytime due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For the most up-to-date information about programming details for children, please contact Christie Lee at christie@eliotchapel.org


We are all flames. 

When we gather hand in hand in our church, our community, and our home.

We inspire, we celebrate, we come together

Sharing our light of hope for our shared future.


—By UU children Josh, Prudence, and Percival Roburn (Shared Light-Shared Future)


Young Children's Activities (Birth through Preschool)


Beginning September 12, supervised outdoor play for *preschool-age children (age 2 by August 1, 2021) is available during each worship service. The nursery school playground will be open for our youngest UU’s to provide freedom of movement in an outdoor environment, weather permitting. Supervision is provided by members of the Religious Education staff. All participating children are expected to wear a mask while on the playground.


*Note that infants and toddlers under the age of two (2) AND children in kindergarten and older should attend the outdoor worship service with their family.


More information about reopening indoor nursery and preschool activities will be posted to this page as it becomes available in the upcoming months.


Health & Safety During Covid-19: Click here to learn more about our health and safety protocols for young children during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Family Field Trips (Fall 2021)


Families with nursery and preschool-age children are encouraged to participate in a series of Family Field Trips planned throughout the fall of 2021. These outings are designed for children in 7th grade and younger and their parents/caregivers. Outings will be held at outdoor locations in the St. Louis area. These experiences are designed to provide children and families with opportunities for fun and connection with others from the Eliot community and offer chances to explore the natural world and our connection with nature. Each field trip will include an outdoor Religious Education experience for families and children, as well as time for fellowship.


Field trips are tentatively planned for September 26, October 10, and October 31 at the following locations:

  • Powder Valley Nature Center (Sept. 26)
  • Suson Park & Barnyard (October 10)
  • Simpson Lake & Park (October 31)

Field trips are tentatively scheduled from 10:30-12:00 on these dates. More specific details about each outing will be shared with registered families closer to the dates. 


Getting Involved


For more information about the young children’s program, or to learn more about how to get involved, contact Christie Lee at christie@eliotchapel.org.