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 2021-2022 for CSD?

More than ever, USG is here to support your family in your spiritual development. 

We encourage parents and caregivers to attend 10:30AM Sunday morning worship with their families via Zoom if they are not able to join in person. This is a powerful time for us to worship together and center our multi-generational community.

Please see This Week in Sunday Children’s Programming, the weekly enewsletter, or subscribe to DSD Ryan Hurd’s CSD newsletter, for the most up to date info.

Please Register your Children for CSD

When you register your child this year, you can stay connected to our CSD community no matter what and receive the newsletter.

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!

CSD Logistics

Parents can pick up children who  go to the CSD class from the Edna Jones Assembly Room after worship service.  Note that we do not have support for under 5 year olds this Sunday, but parents of children four and under are welcome to join their children for our all-ages crafts and fun. The more the merrier! 

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 Ryan Hurd, Director of Spiritual Development
for more information or questions about the program.