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 2020-2021 for CSD?
This year, more than ever, USG is here to support your family in your spiritual development.
This September, I encourage parents and caregivers to attend 10AM Sunday morning worship with their families via Zoom this month. This is a powerful time for us to worship together and center our multigenerational community. We will have coloring pages to download each week and Times for All Ages included in the Worship Service as much as possible.
Formal online programs will begin in October 2020.
Please Register your Children for CSD
We realize that not everyone will be interested in enrolling children in online programming this year. So we are developing other ways we can help us find connection and belonging while we shelter at home.
So by registering your child this year, you can stay connected to our CSD community no matter what.
We are Unitarian Universalists — we are creative, loving people — and I am confident we can find ways to grow and learn together even when we are physically apart!
** USG campus is currently not open ***
Please visit: This Week in Sunday Children’s Programs for details about an upcoming Sunday (generally updated on Thursdays.)
Contact Ryan Hurd, Director of Spiritual Development
for more information or questions about the program.