Our Mission

It is the mission of the UUCV Lifespan Education program that everyone:

  • Knows that they are held in unconditional love;
  • Knows that they are powerful and have the ability to make changes in the world;
  • Experiences this empowerment as a source of hope and courage;
  • Recognizes that because they are held in love and are powerful, they have an inherent responsibility to use their power to bring more love into the world.

Religious Education on a Typical Sunday

9:00 am – Adult Discussion Group: Meet every other Sunday in the Board Room to discuss a topic of interest. Click here for a schedule of topics.

10:15 am – Nursery: Children 4 and under can be dropped off at Nursery. A nursery caregiver is available downstairs from 10:15 until 11:45. All nursery children are picked up from the nursery. For the safety of the children in our care all parents are asked to sign their children in and out (sign the Nursery handbook), and first-time visitors fill out a brief registration form.  Note: Snack is served.  Please alert nursery caregiver of any allergies.

10:30 am: Service Time! Children ages 4-12 will stay with caregivers for the first part of service.

YUUTH group (ages 13-17): High School age youth usually meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings of the month at 10:30 am in the YUUTH Room. Youth are welcome to join the regular Sunday service when we do not meet for class.  Please check the events schedule for the next dates and times.

Elementary (ages 4-8) and Middles (ages 9-12): Kids are welcomed to join us in service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday morning. After the Moment For All Ages, kids follow teachers downstairs and take part in Spirit Play or Middles class. Learn more about Spirit Play here or Middles here.

Coffee Hour:  After the service ends, everyone is welcome to join us for fellowship at coffee hour.  We ask that all nursery and Spirit Play students be picked up by a caregiver directly from their classrooms downstairs at approximately 11:45 am.  There is a Children’s Corner in the Fellowship Hall with toys.

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Emily Crutcher is in charge of coordinating religious education programming for UUCV. She can be reached at 717-249-8944 or via email at re@uucv.net   Emily has office hours on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and is also available by appointment.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

UUCV offers an Our Whole Lives sexuality class for different age groups once a year. Click here for more information about OWL.

Volunteering for RE

Religious Education programming would not be possible without the time and efforts of our volunteers. In a typical month, we need at least twelve volunteers to be fully staffed. You do not have to be a master storyteller or talented with crafts to contribute! Here are ways you can help out:

  • Nursery Caregiver
  • Spirit Play Teacher
  • Spirit Play Doorkeeper
  • Middles Teacher
  • Youth Group Leader
  • Adult Discussion Leader
  • Substitute RE Coordinator
  • Other family events

Contact the Director of Lifespan Faith Development to learn more about how you can get involved.

Current volunteers, click here for information about completing required PA background checks.

Service Days and Family Events

The RE program strives to offer events and activities for all ages that foster community service, social action, and fellowship among kids and their families.  Please keep an eye on our events calendar to see upcoming events.