The Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo’s youth education program provides a holistic and diverse learning experience for children and teenagers. Rooted in Unitarian Universalist Principles, the curriculum spans from Pre-K through high school, encouraging love, respect, and exploration of diverse topics. The program incorporates Montessori-based religious education, monthly worship service themes, social justice workshops, and a youth-led Youth Group. It aims to nurture spiritual development, personal growth, and leadership skills in a supportive and inclusive community environment.

Consistent with Unitarian Universalist Principles, in Pre-K we will learn about loving and respecting ourselves, our families, our church, our community, the earth, and the world around us. We will celebrate ourselves, all kinds of holidays, the seasons, diversity, and anything else we can think of. Our curriculum is flexible and ever-developing, responding to the interests of our students. 

Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program of religious education that evolved from a long line of Montessori-based religious education programming. This curriculum seeks to engage children in the existential questions about life within the context of the Unitarian Universalist faith. Stories are presented dealing with these questions accessing our broad base of sources. They are presented using an active storytelling method followed by a “wondering” time that opens up the child’s response to the story, then the child is free to work directly with that story or another, or to respond to the story or to their feelings with art materials. 

Behind the colorful spandex, superhuman abilities, and crime fighting antics, there are real lessons to be learned from superheroes about anti-oppression, personal responsibility, and love.

Did you know Rod Serling was a Unitarian? The Fifth Dimension curriculum uses episodes of The Twilight Zone to help youth think about social justice issues, and Amazing Grace introduces youth to multicultural stories about ethics and justice and UU history.

High school students are encouraged to explore living into Unitarian Universalist beliefs with each other, engaging in their own searches for what they believe is right and true in life. Youth develop leadership skills through participation in a youth-led, covenant-based environment.

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