If you want to preserve knowledge and enable it to travel through time, entrust it to children.  ~ Elder Bambara initiate

Unitarian Universalists believe that the search for truth and meaning is a lifelong process. We are never too young or too old to be learning. Our Religious Exploration (RE) Program promotes spiritual growth for children, and youth. Currently all our Religious Exploration programs are held online via Zoom. 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

We strive to help nurture children to become kind, respectful, fair-minded, caring, and strong enough to side with love and fight for justice.  In our religious exploration programming and multi-age classes “Littles” (Grades K-2) & “Middles” (Grades 3-6) we nurture truth-seeking, spirituality, and progressive moral values that will continue to shape and support our children as they grow.   

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Our Jr. high & High School “BIGS” YoUUth Group engage in weekly discussions, workshops & Soul Matters curriculum programming to further deepen their Unitarian Universalist faith. They put their faith into action every day by daring to be real, showing acceptance and support, leading with courage and acting for justice.

OWL

We offer “Our Whole Lives” (OWL) for school age children. OWL is a lifespan, comprehensive sexuality education program, inclusive and holistic in its approach. Leveled curriculum classes by grade level include: K-1, 4-6, & 7-9. Trained facilitators lead groups through a series of interactive lessons. They provide honest and accurate information about relationships and sexuality in an age-appropriate way.   

While Our Whole Lives is secular, it is not value-free. The program gives clear messages about the following key sexuality issues: self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice, and inclusivity. Our Whole Lives recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status. The activities and language used throughout the program have been carefully chosen to be as inclusive as possible of this human diversity.   

Parents are affirmed as their children’s primary sexuality educator. Non-members are welcome to participate. Fees may apply, with scholarships available.  

For more information about Our Whole Lives go to… https://www.uua.org/re/owl

Director of Religious Exploration

Many of you know me from UUSLO positions I have held. Throughout the years, I have been a member of the Aesthetics team, Board of Trustees, BlUUmers, Worship Arts committee, Leadership Development Team, Ministry of Generosity, PSWD Board and the RE committee.  I am a birthright UU raised in the Berkeley, CA congregation.  When I…

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Religious Exploration Leader

Greetings Fellow UU Members, My name is Morgan Saltamachio. I am a Graduate Student at California Polytechnic State University. I will be obtaining my Masters in Special Education with a Mild to Moderate Teaching Credential this spring. I myself am new to Unitarian Universalism, but I have enjoyed my time so far. I have grown…

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