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 can then head to the sanctuary for the sermon at 11:00AM. The younger children (kindergarten and younger) can either go straight to childcare after RE or they can attend the service until the Story, 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


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 4 (or not yet potty trained) during the Youth RE classes (9:30AM-10:45AM).

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


Pre K - 1st Grade

We invite children 4 years old and fully potty trained, through 1st grade to join us in our Pre K-1st classroom for the World of Wonder curriculum. This is described as follows:

Founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development, this program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery.  

This classroom is located on the lower level next to the nursery.


2nd -3rd Grade

Joseph Priestly Room
Our 2nd and 3rd grade children will be participating in the Traveling, Learning, Cooking, and Caring  curriculum.   We will read stories, learn words, games and songs and cook foods from cultures around the world. All the lessons will be rooted in our seven principals.  

4th – 5th Grade

Henry David Thoreau Room
We invite our 4th and 5th grade children to enter Platform 9 3/4 and be whisked away to Hogwarts to participate in Harry and UU.

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

James Reeb Room
Our Junior and Senior youth areparticipating in the Dave Ramsey program, Generation Change ...with a Unitarian Universalist flavor!