Welcome to Religious Education
Our Religious Education (RE) program for children and youth is about much more than learning: it’s about growing, and the wonder of being alive!
Here at Follen, we seek to provide a loving, inclusive, and joyous community where the spirit of each child will have space to blossom. Our young people take part in rituals of connection and celebration, both within their classrooms and within the larger congregation. They are encouraged to explore religious traditions and life’s most puzzling questions as they work and play together. Additionally, we’re committed to providing a program that counters racism and oppression by helping our children and youth to become compassionate, mindful, and engaged citizens of the planet.
Your family is invited to join in the exploration and celebration. We’re delighted to have you with us!
~ Beryl Aschenberg
Director of Religious Education, Credentialed
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a values-based award-winning human sexuality education program for eighth graders.
OWL will be held on Thursdays, 6-8pm, beginning on October 4. More information will be shared during the MANDATORY Parent/Guardian Orientation to be held on Sunday, Sept.23, 2018, 12:30-2:30pm.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, for tenth graders, is a journey with friends new and long-term, a way of exploring how Unitarian Universalism impacts and blesses our lives .
Scheduling will be planned to accommodate students and leaders.
Middle School and High School Youth Groups
On Sunday evenings our vibrant high school youth group, Follen Unitarian Universalist Youth (better known as FUUY, right) takes over, and once each month the Middle School Youth Group participates in an activity planned to encourage friendships and participation in the community. Social opportunities such as potluck gatherings for families, a Halloween pumpkin carving, and a holiday craft party also forge bonds between children and adults alike.