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Children & Youth Worship

Sunday mornings provide us with an opportunity to come together as a community.  Each service has a Time for All Ages, which provides children and the young at heart time to worship together.  After the Time for All Ages, the children and youth are “sung out” of the Main Hall and into their religious education classrooms.  Please join us!

Sunday Morning for Families

10:15 a.m.     Nursery Opens

Our nursery is open and staffed before the service for children under three years of age.

10:30 a.m.    Worship Begins

Children attend the beginning of the service with their parents.  Infants, toddlers and children are always welcome in the service.

10:45 a.m.     Sunday School

Children are dismissed from the service to go to their classes. You are always welcome to visit your children’s classes.

11:30 a.m.     Worship Ends

Coffee and tea are served during social hour.

11:45 a.m.      Sunday School and Childcare Ends

Children must be collected from their classrooms by a parent or guardian BEFORE 11:45 a.m. They are welcome to return with their parent(s) to the Social Hall.

Religious Education Curriculum

RE curriculum is designed to build and strengthen our children’s UU identity.
The goals are to:

  • Identify the UU principles.
  • Trace the history of our faith, founders, and other famous Unitarians and Universalists.
  • Understand the history of UUFH, and what commitment to our Fellowship means.
  • Develop UU values and to “live” the principles.
  • Discuss Unitarian Universalism in the context of world religions.

The implementation of these goals will vary with childhood and youth development stages.

Both members and visitors are welcome to register children for the Religious Education Program, which is the UU name for the Sunday School. Registration takes just a moment and can be done on any Sunday.

To participate in the UUFH Religious Education Program, please register each child.

Special Programs

In addition to our Sunday curriculum, there are several other programs for our children.

Coming of Age (COA)

COA prepares youth, 13 and 14 years old, for the transition into young adult participation in our local congregations and Unitarian Universalism. Through weekend programs and study projects, teens work with trained leaders and mentors to gain an understanding of Unitarian Universalism, explore their own developing personal religious philosophies, dialogue about issues important to them, develop friendships with other youth during study and fellowship, and to receive affirmation from their UU faith communities.

The program includes youth from many UU congregations in a weekend trip to the Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters in Boston and other UU historic sites, and culminates with a service of recognition in June.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

OWL is for youth in grades 10-12 and is based on the philosophy of comprehensive sexuality education, which helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides not only facts but also helps participants clarify their values, build skills and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality as well.

OWL, led by a male/female leadership team, uses a variety of media and interactions within a confidential group setting to respond to the expressed concerns of the participants.

Sophia Fahs Camp

is a Unitarian Universalist camp located on beautiful Shelter Island, NY for approximately 115 campers and 45 adult staff. Children and youth from grades 3-12, gather from the Long Island Area for one week in August each year with adults from UU Congregations serving as staff.

The mission is to provide enjoyable, practical and spiritual experiences in a safe, beautiful and natural environment that will inspire children, youth and adults to explore their identities: personal, communal and Unitarian Universalist.

 

 

 

Youth Adult Committee

for 7th to 12th grades organizes all-island youth events, regional & national conferences and opportunities for social interaction and responsibility. It provides meaningful opportunities for our youth to connect with other UU youth outside of our congregation. The program is administered by the Long Island Area Council of Unitarian Universalist Congregations (LIAC).

Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI)

is a program that brings together a variety of faith based organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, to provide food and shelter to homeless men and women in Huntington. Children and youth and their families are encouraged to volunteer to directly assist the homeless.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH)
109 Browns Road Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-9547 · info@uufh.org