Child Spiritual Development
At the Unitarian Society of Germantown, we encourage Wonder, Compassion, Mindfulness, Service… and Fun!
July 30 – August 25: sUUmmertime CSD!
Younger children (6 and under) will explore UU-infused arts and crafts.
Older children (7-11) will be cooking up something delicious from around the world each week (*and eating it too). EarthSpirit Circle is also leading a couple Sundays so our children will get some time outside too. Drop in any Sunday get to know our CSD community.
The Mission of our Children’s Spiritual Development (CSD) program is to:
- Provide developmentally appropriate education that supports the lifelong process of learning to cultivate goodness, compassion, empathy, and love for oneself and others.
- Offer safe and caring spaces for introspective work, connecting to nature, and building right-relationships in community across generations.
- Put into practice hands-on, experiential education for children, facilitators and parents that cultivates respect, stewardship, service, mindfulness, responsibility, justice, and the search for truth and beauty.
- To welcome young people into the UU community, help them find their way into becoming active members, and provide them opportunities to learn the rich history and guiding principles of UU.
We believe if the mission of CSD is fulfilled it will contribute greatly to fulfilling our overarching mission at USG of: Building beloved community with service, compassion and empowerment.
All Sunday morning classes meet at 10:30am during regular church service. Youth Group and OWL (Our Whole Lives) for the high school youth meets from 6-8pm on Sunday night.
On a typical Sunday morning, everyone (except children in the nursery) will attend the beginning of the church service. After the first 15 minutes, children, youth and teachers are excused to their classes. The classes and curricula are listed below.
There are several intergenerational services throughout the year where everyone, including children and youth, stay for the duration of the service. Please visit: This Week in Sunday Children’s Programs for details about an upcoming Sunday (generally updated on Thursdays.)
Information about our 2019- 2020 Programs coming soon!
Registration and Fees:
Annual Registration for CSD is required. If your child is an existing student in CSD, the Director of Spiritual Development (DSD) will contact you about registration. If your child is new to the program:
There is no registration fee for USG members: we are a co-operative community and rely on parent’s participation.
Non-members registration fees are as follows: $25 for one child, $45 for two children, $60 for three or more children.
Contact Ryan Hurd, Director of Spiritual Development
for more information or questions about the program.