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.

Registration for 2019-2020: Due Sept. 8

Registration is now available for our 2019-2020 year of religious education! Please click here to access the registration form.

Who needs to register?

Anyone with a child ages 0-13 should complete the registration form.

Can I put all of my children’s information on one form?

Please fill out one form per child. We want to get to know your kids as individuals and do our best to meet their needs.

What if I am not sure how often we will attend this year?

Even if we only see you a couple of times this year, it is still important for us to have updated contact information and medical information for your family.

What about Youth Group for ages 14-17?

We are in the process of rebuilding our Youth Group! We need enough teachers and students this age attending regularly to hold programming. If you are interested in teaching or have kids this age who want to attend, please contact Emily. We can create opportunities for youth to come together throughout the year if there is interest.

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.

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 by 11:45 am.  There is a Children’s Corner in the Social 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.