Young Church Offerings: Pre-K through 7th grade

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

First: Let’s get the kids registered! Registering doesn’t mean you’re obligated to attend; it does, however, help us to know a bit about the kids when they are with us. It’s important for us to have current records for safety and program information. So please, take a minute and click the button to register now for the ’21-’22 church year. Thank you!

*Currently On Hold* Pre-K & Kindergarten: Spirit Play

Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program that takes its model from a long line of Montessori based religious education programming. Spirt Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives within the container of Unitarian Universalism. The program uses storytelling to inspire awe and creativity, which in turn nurture children’s spiritual development.

*Spirit Play is still paused; Pre-K and K children may either stay in the sanctuary with their caregivers, or they can join the Grades K-5 group, but a parent should remain available to assist kids younger than 5, unless arrangements have been made with the RE Coordinator.

Grades K-5: Themed Exploration

Kids in this age group meet during worship. Children begin in the sanctuary and then they may go downstairs following the Time For All Ages.

This is an active, engaging, social space. There will be different topics throughout the month, following the monthly church theme, exploration of our UU Principles, and more!

Grades 6 & 7: Service Learning Year

Our sixth and 7th grade pre-teens are given the chance to learn about the amazing community service groups that are active on the seacoast. This year’s program will be a combination of discussion, guest speakers from local organizations, and community action! This program empowers young people by learning the what and how of some great organizations are making change in our community. They will also have the opportunity to participate in tangible actions that support these organizations or their missions.

Class meets on Sunday mornings during worship. The kids do not start in the sanctuary, but instead go right to their classroom for 10:00 start time.

Grades 5-7 Social Group: Sparks and Flames

Sparks and Flames meets approximately one evening per month for games, activities, and social time. This time is meant for group bonding and FUN! CLICK HERE for the full Sparks/Flames schedule

Interested in being a group leader? Please let us know! CLICK HERE for info about volunteering in our programs.

South Church Religious Education Staff:

Our Director of Lifespan Ministries, Kirsten Hunter and RE Coordinator, Jennifer Del Deo work together with so many members of our South Church community to foster growth, learning, and community for our children and youth members… More About Us

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Mailing Address:

South Church Meeting House

73 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801