Religious Education

Emerson Chapel's Religious Education program celebrates lifelong learning and spiritual growth. It aims for participants to be spiritually fulfilled and compassionate members of local and global communities.

Emerson Chapel's Religious Education program doesn't dictate answers in the search for truth and meaning. It encourages children and adults to find their own. It helps parents provide a liberal religious education for their children.

Religious Education leaders adhere to Emerson Chapel's Safe Congregations policy, and each Religious Education program offers parents and other adults many volunteer opportunities.

Infants and Toddlers

Children up to age 4 may play, sleep, and learn in Emerson Chapel's nursery. It's an inviting, child-friendly space in which adults provide care.  A qualified childcare worker is always on duty.

Children can enjoy a loving environment with toys, games, books and plenty of space to move and play. Our childcare worker will provide diaper changes if needed (parent supplies diapers) and will summon parents from worship service if necessary.


Children over the age of 4 are invited to participate in Emerson Chapel's Religious Education program. Our classroom is a welcoming space with toys, books, art materials, and craft supplies at the ready. Emerson's volunteer teachers are members of the congregation who are trained to use the UUA's curricula and programs.

Generally, children attend the first part of our worship service which includes a storytime for all ages and then go to the RE classroom for their lessons. If you would like to keep your child with you throughout the worship service, you are welcome to do so. We also frequently hold intergenerational services where all members of the congregation, regardless of age, play a role.