This Sunday, September 16, our Fall programming for Children’s Spiritual Development begins! We are excited to offer programs designed to be fun, contemplative, and focused on Unitarian Universalist faith development as well as social justice.

Logistics for Sunday:

Drop Off: Children can accompany parents into the sanctuary for worship at 10:30am, and then they will be sung out to the Dining Hall after approximately 15 minutes. Parents are welcome to accompany children to the Dining Hall, where our CSD Leaders will gather them into their groups: PreK – Kindergarten, First-Third Grade, and 4-6th grade. OWL participants can go directly into Bristol from the Sanctuary.

Parents and guardians are also welcome to accompany the children and Leaders back to the CSD rooms, especially if you have never seen them before! Due to the Elevator Project, to access Sullivan Chapel we must exit the Dining Hall, walk around the courtyard, and re-enter Sullivan.

Parents are welcome to sit in a CSD session or visit at any time. Your children’s safety and happiness is important to us, and we want you to know exactly where your children are at all times.

Dismissal: We are asking parents of PreK-Kindergarten and 1st – 3rd Grades to come back to the CSD rooms (in Sullivan 1, and the Austin Youth Lodge, respectively) promptly after service has ended to pick up children. Children in 4-6th grade (in Sullivan 3) will be escorted back to the Dining Hall by CSD Leaders; note that this is a safety protocol change from last year due to the loss of the inner stairwell during the construction project. We feel this is the safest way to navigate the courtyards and re-entry into the church.

Childcare for children 4-5 years old and younger is offered this Sunday and most Sundays from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the Committee Room.

The Wiggle Room is just off the Narthex (behind the Sanctuary) for those who need a little break. Play Packs for children in the Sanctuary are available. Please just ask an usher.


Visit the Child Spiritual Development page for details about our Fall program which starts September 16.

If your child or youth participates in CSD programs and is not registered,  please register them here or contact Ryan Hurd (

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The Children’s Programming page will generally be updated by Thursday each week.