Lifespan Religious Education

Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE)


Registration for 2019-20 Religious Education is now underway. Please click here to learn more and complete your registration.

The Religious Education Program for Children and Youth is one facet of the Lifespan Religious Education Ministry whose mission is: "to be a catalyst and support for spiritual growth, transformation and progressive change within our congregation and the wider community". The mission of the CYRE program is to journey with families in their Unitarian Universalist faith formation by inspiring open minds, loving hearts and helping hands.

UUCM CYRE Vision Statement:
The UUCM children and youth religious education team envisions a program that: 

Is a thriving, stimulating program integrated into church life.  

  • Provides a loving community for children and youth in which they can feel a sense of connection and belonging
  • Helps children and youth become aware of the needs of the larger community and respond through social action  
  • Supports families in developing meaningful family traditions and in cultivating a grounded spirituality 
  • Explores  our rich Unitarian Universalist heritage/history and provides our  children and youth with firm foundations in our UU Principles and  Sources


Our  youngest are learners too!

While these children receive safe comfort and care during the 10:00 am worship service, they will also begin learning some early group skills and simple Unitarian Universalist rituals as they grow. Child care is provided from 9:45 - 11:15am on Sunday mornings, as well as for the “Path to Membership” classes usually held on the second Sunday of the month at 11:15am. Other congregational activities often provide child care as well. See the specific activity to know for sure, or contact

Beloved Conversations


Check back for future enrollment opportunities. Please contact Terri at if you are interested in participating in an upcoming session.

Around 40 UUCM members and friends have already gone through this immersive small-group curriculum for exploring race/ethnicity in our lives and in the life of this congregation. It is a meaningful and deep experience as we work to interrupt racism and dig into how racial truths shape our ways of being with each other. The curriculum holds space for compassion, grace, risk-taking and vulnerability. It is open to people who are white and people of color and uses a caucus model for same-race breakout discussions.


  • Deep Check-in: Making Sense of the Retreat; the Invisible Footprint of Racial/Ethnic History
  • Exploring Our Dynamic of Racism and Privilege
  • Racism Today: Micro-Aggressions
  • Interrupting Racism
  • Community Audit: The Experience of Race and Ethnicity in Your Community
  • Power and Process: How Institutional Change Happens in Our Congregations
  • Prophetic Vision: Towards a Multicultural Congregation in Solidarity with the World
  • Building the Bridge Between Our Present and Our Future

The program begins with a 1.5-day Opening Retreat that launches the curriculum, followed by eight weeks of guided experiential exercises. 

Learn more at the Fahs Collaborative.

If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact Rev. Terri at

Soul Matters/Spiritual Journey Groups


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Soul Matters groups offer UUCM members and friends adult spiritual development and the opportunity to connect with each other and with our deepest selves. We gather in small groups of 6 to 10 people with  a facilitator. Each group meets for 90 minutes every other week for a total of 6 sessions.

Our monthly worship themes are studied deeply through readings, inspirational quotes, questions and practices. Participants receive a resource packet each month with background information, questions for discussion and contemplation, spiritual exercises, wise words and other suggested resources.

In each meeting, we share what it was like to “live with” the exercises and the questions as we share where the topic took us, and hear the experience of others. This sharing is at the heart of the Soul Matters program and our experience is further deepened by the group’s sharing.

Newcomers and friends are especially welcome! Please contact Rev. Terri with any questions.