Children’s Religious Education

Have you been looking for a spiritual home to teach your children about community values and ethics?

A place of community that welcomes all people and faith traditions?

Then you might want to give the UUC Surprise a visit!

Ours is a liberal religion that values the individual spiritual journey and focuses on making the world a better place through deed, service and living out our seven principles. As a non-doctrinal faith, all people and faith traditions are welcome. Parents seeking a spiritual home for their families often look for a community of shared values in which to raise their children. We also give children building blocks to form their own beliefs. In addition to religious education classes, families and children have opportunities to interact with the congregation, take part in social events, family service projects and diverse holiday celebrations throughout the year.

Please contact Lisa Lawrence, Director of Family Ministry, if you have questions. For additional information, see our RE Facebook page. Otherwise, feel free to download a copy of our registration form, and email it to me at familyministry@uusurpriseaz.org or bring it with you next Sunday!




We use the Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Tapestry of Faith” curriculum to teach our ideas and ideals while bearing in mind the poignant words of the great visionary Rev. William Ellery Channing. This curriculum is supported with stories, games, crafts and songs. Children will learn about Unitarian Universalism, world religions, social justice and famous UU’s Throughout History. Each year the children participate in local and international service projects that focus on social justice, and stewardship.

Each Sunday the children join us in the sanctuary for the Lighting of the Chalice and Time for all Ages. Then they are sung-out and head to classes.

See our new 2023/2024 RE Program Brochure for an overview of current class curriculum.



Infants are welcome to stay with their parents during our services. We have space designated for families with infants if your little ones need special attention.


Our program continues to grow with families just like yours! You can get involved in family social activities, service projects, special congregation events, and volunteer opportunities. Parental involvement is imperative to the success of the children’s religious education program. It is the parents and other caring congregational members that become our volunteer teaching staff so please review the RE Family Registration form.

Family Registration Form

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Surprise

We welcome you!
Sundays at 10:30am

17540 N Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ 85378
(623) 875-2550

A Progressive, Inclusive Faith Community