Youth Religious Education

The REZ (Religious Education Zone)

The REZ (Religious Education Zone)

Youth Religious Education classes begin at 9:30AM on Sunday morning and end at 10:45AM.  Children 4th grade and older can then head to the sanctuary for the sermon at 11:00AM.  The younger children (kindergarten – 3rd grade) can either go straight to childcare after RE or they can attend the service until the Lesson for All Ages after which the children go as a group to childcare.  Either way, parents are responsible for picking up their child from their RE class at 10:45.

Classrooms are listed below for each class.  See a map of the church buildings and room names

Each Youth RE participant must be pre-registered. Download a registration form

Special Needs Workshop

On September 23, 2016 Tatum Odum, currently the Child Find Coordinator for Johnson City Schools, PREK Special Education teacher, and an ETSU Adjunct faculty, came to HVUUC to provide our RE volunteers with information about different types of special needs and how these needs affect different ages of children.

Link to Workshop Video


Nursery and Child Care

Nursery care is available for children age newborn thru age Pre K (or not yet potty trained) during the Youth RE classes (9:30AM-11AM).

Childcare is available during the church service from 11AM-12:30PM for children age newborn thru 3rd grade.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade


Joseph Priestly Room
Our K-2 class meets in the Joseph Priestley room in the REZ (Religious Education Zone) up on the hill. The curriculum is "Experiences with the Web of Life".  The children will be going for walks outside EVERY SUNDAY, even if it rains. They will not be going out If there is lightening or bitterly cold. Wear appropriate clothing! You may want to look for something to add to their Nature Corner, BUT do not disturb any living thing!

3rd – 5th Grade

Henry David Thoreau Room
Our 3rd-5th grade class will be in the Thoreau room in the REZ up on the hill.  Their curriculum this year is "Timeless Themes: Stories from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles".

6th – 12th grade (Junior - Senior Youth)

James Reeb Room
Our Junior and Senior Youth meet on the second floor of the REZ in the James Reeb room.  Their current curriculum is Caffeine + Christ by Steven Case.