Frequently Asked Questions

Is childcare available?

Yes. We offer childcare for toddlers and preschoolers in Starr King (located in lower campus) on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our childcare program is staffed by two experienced adults and children have the option of participating in a spotlight activity or playing freely.

What can my child(ren) do during services?

We encourage children to attend the worship services with their families.  At 9:15 following Time for All Ages, children are escorted to classes and programs by staff or they can remain in the sanctuary.  After the Time for all ages at the 11:15 worship, children may leave for supervised play in Starr King.

Can children under 10 stay for the service?

Babies and young children are welcome to stay in the service with family. We have toys, coloring sheets and crayons available near the entrance to the sanctuary, grab some! If your family feels the need to step away from the service for a moment, please feel free to step into Parish Hall where you should be able to continue listening.

What programs do you offer children?

We offer Religious Education programming for PreK-8th grade on Sunday mornings. Learn more here.

What about programming for high schoolers?

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) is our high school group which meets from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to fun trips and rewarding service projects, YRUU gathers to explore and share their questions and answers about life, relationships, spirit, and social justice.

Hugs for Houston was an All Family event when activity kits were made for children living in shelters after the flood in Houston in 21017.

How can I participate with my child?

Throughout the year we host a variety of family friendly, multigenerational events—most are held during Middle Hour.

Once a month parents and their children may take part in Family Chapel or Helping Hands events, on the fourth or fifth Sunday of the month.  These are all-family events during which parents and their children worship, do “good works” for a local social justice cause, or explore faith themes together.

How can I get more involved in Children’s Religious Education?

We encourage adults who have been regularly attending services for at least 6 months to get involved with our programming. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and suggest those new to the program begin by signing up to support one of our fun, multigenerational events.

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