At First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, children, teens and young adults are among the most important resources in our church community. We strive to embrace them throughout the year. Here, children and young adults gain insights into Unitarian Universalist roots in ways that are both inspiring and meaningful.
In class, children explore the meaning of the word “community.”
We want our children to develop a strong social conscience, and we provide them with opportunities to learn together.
The First Church classroom is, by design, a safe and supportive environment in which children are encouraged to develop friendships, be themselves and, above all, have fun!
We are delighted to welcome new families who would like to connect with a stimulating, faith-based community that promotes free and responsible thinking.
From toddler to adulthood, we invite you to experience our welcoming approach to religious education. We depend on volunteer teachers at all levels, and encourage participation from the entire community. We look forward to having you join us!
During the elementary years, our programming is designed to help children explore the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism through many different kinds of experiences while building a sense of community within and connection to our church. Programs for children 4 years through 6th grade are offered only during the 11 a.m. service. Childcare is provided at the 9 a.m. service.
Pre K- Kindergarten
Our 4 and 5 year olds meet in room 205 during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. This class includes opportunities for free play and a story time. Depending on the interest and engagement of the children, a discussion of values and or an activity based on the story may also be offered.
1st - 5th Grade
On these Sundays, children divide into age-based groups and follow curriculum selected by the Religious Education staff and presented by volunteer Religious Education Teachers. Each year, we select a different theme to guide our selection of materials. For more information about this year's curriculum, consult the RE Program Summary.
Rotations and Electives
In response to requests from families, our program will include various art-related activities linked with their classroom curriculum, and our Unitarian Universalist Principles. These might include drama, visual arts, 3-D art, music and photography. Additionally, weather-permitting, more outside activities will be included.