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Kids’ Connection!

chalices made of colored paper
Paper “Flaming Chalices” made by young UUCM members.

Good News! Kids’ Connection is eager to welcome your child(ren)!

Children (ages infant+) are invited to join their guardian(s) to participate in our community of all ages for the first portion of our Sunday services in the Sanctuary, including the story time, and then exit (around 10:45am) with their teachers to have their own special interactive gatherings for the remainder of the service.

We also offer monthly All-Age Services where children may either attend the Kids’ Connection or stay for the entire service, whichever best serves their needs at the time.

Children are always welcome to attend the service with their guardian(s). We offer the following:

  • Busy Bags, most appropriate for elementary aged children, are hanging in the lobby and have simple activities to provide for your child during the service.
  • Guardians with toddler or preschool children may wish to sit towards the back of the Sanctuary by our Kids Corner which has toys available for the children to play with during the service.

Family Ministry Blog

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February is Love!

How appropriate is it that the theme for the month of February is Love! This is the month of Valentines Day of course, but it’s also a time of new beginnings of many things. In the world of UUCM, Rev Jan Onnie has joined us as our sabbatical leave minister, we have hired Aiden McCarthy to be our new Kids Connection teacher (mentored by Lindsay and myself), and one of our new members Cheryl Spaulding has decided to join our Family Ministry Team. […]

Family Ministry Mission

Our mission is to hold an intentional space in which all people can grow, discern identity, explore values and beliefs, and learn to act with courageous compassion in the world.


As we live into our mission, we,

  • model the values within the UU principles
  • help people of all ages find meaning
  • promote empathy and social justice
  • are shaped by one another and in turn shape our world
  • develop the next generation of leaders

At UUCM we believe that life-long learning and growth is an important, intentional process for all of us.  It’s about learning how to live our lives as Unitarian Universalists, how to make meaning of the situations we find ourselves in, and how to ground our actions in our principles.

Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or just want to talk about Religious Education at FamilyMinistry@uugrassvalley.org.

For more on our philosophy of life-long learning, you can click to explore the sermon, “Everybody Needs a Rock.”