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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 opening activities of our Sunday services in the Sanctuary, exiting around 10:45am with their teachers to have their own special interactive gatherings for the remainder of the service.

Kids Connection is a time and place that promotes meaningful connections across the age spans. Children of varying ages connect with other children. Children connect with the adults who generously give their time, talent, and attention on Sunday mornings. And importantly adults connect with other adults, as they work together to create UU-inspired experiences for our UUCM children. The Family Ministry Team members encourage all — parents, as well as community members who want to know more about service opportunities related to the Family Ministry’s Team’s agenda — to contact us at FamilyMinistry@uugrassvalley.org.

shelf in UUCM sanctuary with stuffed animals, books, pipe cleaners, clipboards with paper, small figurines, and various toys

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

  • 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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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.”