Our Children’s Spiritual Development program for 2019-20 has as its theme Wonder, Service, Mindfulness and Fun. This year we offer exciting programs from PreK to 12th grade, as well as monthly special events including Children’s Chapel and Justice Sundays. See the program descriptions here. You can register online at: bit.ly/register-csd

This Sunday November 17, the children begin the morning in the Sanctuary with families and then are sung out to their classes. Note that CSD workshops now extend until 11:45 AM, about 15 minutes after worship service lets out. Caregivers, feel free to take that time to get some refreshments and have a conversation in the Dining Hall, or check out the new historic displays in Sullivan Chapel Hall!

NOTE: We are having a church-wide FIRE DRILL this Sunday at the end of service.  If you feel your little ones will be too scared, feel free to gather them before 11:25AM, or join us outside in the courtyard after you safely process out of the building by walking out and around to the front. DO NOT go back in the building to look for children — we will all be in the front courtyard, except for Coming of Age youth, who will be in the grove.  All children will be taken back into their workshops afterwards for pick up at the new normal time of 11:45AM. 

Our programs this Sunday: 

  • PreK – K (Rainbow Connection) – Sullivan 1
  • Grades 1 – 3 (Signs of Our Faith) – Sullivan 2
  • Grades 4 – 7th Social Justice Sunday! – Sullivan 3. with Special guest Judy Rodes, who is just back from lobbying DC with some ways we can combat climate change
  • Grades 8 – 10 (Coming of Age)- Edna Jones Room (starts directly at 10:30am)

And at 6:00pm this Sunday: Grades 9 – 12 (Evening Youth Group) meets in the Kitchen. We are making a go for MOVIE NIGHT 

Childcare is offered to children 5 years old and younger in the Committee Room this and almost every Sunday from 9:00am until 12:00pm.

Details about the CSD programs and schedules can be found on the on the Child Spiritual Development page.

Logistics for program Sundays (Starting September 15th):

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 4-5th grade, Middle School Youth Group (7-8th grade), and Coming of Age (8th- 10th grade). 

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! 

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 Sullivan 2) around 11:45AM to pick up children. 

Children in 4-5th grades will be able to head back to the Dining Hall on their own after their workshop is over. 

Visit the Child Spiritual Development page for details about our Fall program.

If your child or youth participates in CSD programs and is not registered,  please register them here or contact Ryan Hurd (dsd@usguu.org).

There is so much to LOVE about USG and we are glad you are here!

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