Mission Statement For Religious Education at UUP

The mission of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma is to give children and youth the opportunity to:

Grow in compassion and spirit

Engage creatively

Cultivate community

How We Fulfill Our Mission

  • Teaching about the world’s religions, including our own
  • Fostering social responsibility and personal growth by participation in service projects for our community and outside groups
  • Providing instruction in UU principles and practices to assist children and youth in forming their own belief system
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment
  • Providing activities and rituals
  • Integrating our children into our church community and the greater UU denomination
  • Providing knowledge of UU history to help children build confidence in their own UU identity


Description of Philosophy

Our religious education program for children and youth teaches children ages 3 to 18 about our Unitarian Universalist identity, sources of inspiration and history; issues of peace and social justice; and the interdependent web of nature. Our children and youth will have opportunities to put UU principles into action through service projects. We will hold social events to build intergenerational community. Participation in our Religion Education program will help children and youth become self-assured, confident adults with a strong sense of their own religious identity.