Religious EducationLifelong Faith Exploration for Children and Youth

Lifelong Faith Exploration (‘Sunday School’) offers students a welcoming, joyful, spirited space to learn & grow into their own unique spiritual beliefs. Our religious education is called Lifelong Faith Exploration to reflect our belief that there is no ‘one truth’, that everyone is on an ever evolving spiritual learning journey. All children of members and visitors are welcome to participate!

Classes are offered at 10:30 a.m. during our service. Infant and toddler care is also available.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are trained in active listening techniques and apply our UU principles of love, acceptance, and respect as part of our covenant with each other. Children quickly recognize UUCWNC as a safe space in which to express themselves genuinely as they explore their deepest thoughts about the world around them.


Parents choose Unitarian Universalist religious education for many reasons including our community dynamic that helps raise our children to become kind, respectful, fair-minded and caring – yet strong enough to ‘Side with Love’ and fight for justice. We nurture truth-seeking spirituality and progressive moral values that shape our children as they grow.

Participation in UUCWNC worship services, social justice work, and multi-generational gatherings provide parents with opportunities to live their faith as role models for their children, reinforcing the lessons taught at home.

UU flaming ChaliceWe Believe

In our church, we believe it is important to learn about things from many different sources. The Unitarian Universalist Sources are foundational to religious education programming at UUCWNC, and include:

  • Direct experience of the mystery and wonder of life
  • Jewish and Christian teachings of God’s love
  • Inspiring wisdom from the world’s diverse religions
  • Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life
  • Humanist teachings which support reason and the results of science
  • Words and deeds of prophetic, inspiring people

LFE Resources

UUCWNC’s Director of Lifelong Faith Exploration (DLFE) is eager to help you to develop, grow and renew your family’s spiritual practices. Inspiring Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) materials include multi-media resources for individual and family faith development. Webinars are available for free (or almost free) on a variety of topics, such as how to answer your child’s toughest questions, how to advocate for your LGBTQ+ teen, and other timely topics.  The UUA maintains an in-house publishing company that promotes books for insight and timely articles about current events of particular interest to UU’s. UUCWNC’s DLFE is expert at navigating the abundance of resources to find a perfect match for your interests.  

To Learn More about youth religious education programming please contact:

UUCWNC’s Director of Lifelong Faith Exploration at