Welcome to Religious Education at Albany UU!

Family Ministry at Albany UU includes a vibrant Religious Education Program for children and youth (commonly called RE), as well as guidance and support for families who want to explore and develop their faith at church or at home.

 

We’re not meeting in person right now, but you can contact our Acting Director of Religious Education, Elizabeth Baldes, at dre@albanyuu.org to get connected with our community online. Once our building re-opens, we’d love for you to visit with your kids in person.

  • Our vision…

    is to engage with children and youth to help them to…

    see their groups in our Sunday morning programming as places where they are warmly welcomed for who they genuinely are

    learn about and discuss anti-oppression and anti-racism in age appropriate ways and develop skills to help them move with integrity in a multicultural world

    come to value social justice and develop a strong and guiding internal moral compass

    receive honest, accurate information about sexuality that dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, build self-acceptance and self-esteem, foster healthy relationships, and  improve decision making

    have opportunities to practice compassion

    be able to describe our 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles and explain why we hold these values

    feel comfortable exploring their spirituality and have a “toolbox” of spiritual practices they can draw from

    For more information contact Elizabeth Baldes, Acting Director of Religious Education and Family Ministry: dre@albanyuu.org

 

“The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own, not to make them see with our eyes but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own…to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.”
– William Ellery Channing, 19th Century Unitarian Minister