Welcome to Faith Development for Youth at Main Line Unitarian Church. We offer Religious Education on Sunday mornings from September through June. Worship, community building, and social action are integral parts of this experience and are scheduled along with regular classes. Our Religious Education (RE) programs seek to:
- Develop Unitarian Universalists who are fully functioning religious beings engaged in honest dialogue, lifelong learning, and exploration of self and world
- Sustain strong families and create multigenerational relationships that value all
- Invite and promote questioning, curiosity, and religious freedom
Each Sunday begins with a Story for All Ages, when teachers, children, youth, and families attend the first part of Sunday worship together in the Main Meeting Room. After a Story for All Ages, teachers, children, and youth are sung out to their classes. Changes are sometimes made on Sundays to accommodate the population in attendance. Subscribe to E-Notes to learn about updates and changes. Stay tuned for the 2017-2018 youth schedule.
2016-17 Religious Education Calendar
First, second, and third Sundays: Story for All Ages in the sanctuary, then RE classes
Fourth Sundays: Story for All Ages, then 6th-9th to class. PreK-5th to Spirit Beat, in the McGinness Room
*Except in November, December, May, and June
Fifth Sundays, when they occur: Story for All Ages in the sanctuary, then RE classes
*Note: There are several special Sundays when we have Multigenerational Worship—during these Sundays families stay together in the sanctuary throughout the service.
2016-17 Religious Education Schedule
10:45 a.m: 8th Grade OWL
11:00 a.m: 6-7th Grade, 9th Grade Coming of Age
Evening Youth Groups
7th through 8th Grade
Junior Youth Group (JYG) | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Junior Youth Group is a co-ed evening program that meets on second Sunday of each month. Their community-building activities have included bowling, bonfires, nature outings, and a wide-range of games. At each meeting, JYG youth share snacks and join in dialogue on important issues that are relevant to their lives. Some special evenings this year will include collaboration with YRUU. Activities are led by adult advisors.
9th through 12th Grades
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) | 6:00 p.m.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists is a co-ed Sunday evening program that offers high school youth a channel for social interaction. YRUU is a place where youth get to know each other, build community, and establish life-long friendships. YRUU is primarily youth-led, as they design and facilitate most activities. The program balances service learning, fundraising, social action, youth-led worship, and in-depth dialogue on important issues. YRUU youth also organize or participate in several all-church multigenerational events throughout the year.
Interested in classes for younger children? View our Children's page for details.