Child Spiritual Development
At the Unitarian Society of Germantown, we encourage Wonder, Compassion, Mindfulness, Service… and Fun!
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.
What’s happening 2022 – 2023 for CSD?
We are beginning an exciting new program year starting with a chill summer program, a reopened nursery and childcare service during Sunday worship service, and of course, our new Interim Director of Spiritual Development, Mrs. Latifah Griffin-Rogers!
This year, we hope to serve your family through in-person programming for children, as well as all-ages family events, such as our fall campfire event, Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Movie nights in the sanctuary and more.
Please see This Week in Sunday Children’s Programming, the weekly enewsletter, or subscribe to DSD Latifah Griffin-Rogers’s CSD newsletter, email@example.com for the most up to date info.
Please Register your Children for CSD
By registering your child this year, you can stay connected to our CSD community and will receive our weekly Family Newsletter.
Our program is a co-op so we can keep our children’s ministry free for all. We hope you will consider how you can volunteer during the program year, such as assisting in Sunday’s Children Spiritual Development workshops, helping organize seasonal events, or even lending a hand with administrative office tasks.
Parents can pick up children who go to the CSD class from Sullivan Chapel or the Dining Hall after worship service.
As per new USG safety guidelines, all children should be fully vaccinated if eligible, and have a clean mask for our indoors, well-ventilated time together. All CSD volunteers are also fully vaccinated.
Contact Latifah Griffin-Rogers, Director of Spiritual Development
for more information or questions about the program.