Lifelong Learning and Spiritual Growth

Children and Youth Ministries

Photo taken by Rose during a mentor/mentee session of the Coming of Age program she directed at the First Unitarian Society of Brooklyn.






“Educating anyone of any age is sacred work, but children and youth hold the future of our movement. We have a wonderful opportunity in RE to create a space in which they can explore a life of wonder, growth, relationship, belonging, and accountability.”


Young Adult Ministries

Photo taken by Rose of youth and mentors when she was director of the Coming of Age pgr


“Our movement’s future will unfold in the hands of my contemporaries.  Strength and clarity within young adults is imperative for the health and longevity of both individual congregations and the wider Unitarian Universalism.”


Adult Religious Education







“Like children, adults need a stable, loving community that is intentional about what it draws out of people.  Does the community exemplify that people are good?  Is your story valuable to those around you?  Is there service to the surrounding community that is enriching and relational?  Is the singing in church beautiful and settling?  This is the nebulous side of religious education, but it is the foundation for the more structured programs.” 









“Storytelling is a one of the most powerful tools we have to communicate, and therefore should be present in our education classes.  Through story we come to know the other, know ourselves, and know ourselves through the other.  Having the space to speak about our own experiences is an amazingly evocative way to explain how we are in the world.  If we plan to build, sustain, and nurture the body of the beloved community, then storytelling is our connective tissue, our heart, and our bones.”