The vision statement of our Fellowship reads, "We are a diverse religious community committed to lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate service to each other, our community, and the earth."
"Lifelong spiritual growth" takes many forms in our community. We find spiritual growth in the worship services we attend. We grow in the relationships we build through programs such as our Circles of Life program. We grow in commitment and community when we work together on social service projects. And, of course, our Religious Education Program exists specifically to nurture our spirits, our bodies, and our minds. For some, the words "Religious Education" may have a sterile and austere ring to them, evoking images of indoctrination sessions where dogma is drilled into one's head until we learn the "one true way" of the church. This image could not be farther from the reality of our program of faith development here at UUFG.
Our Religious Education programs encourage participants to recognize their potential to learn at all stages in life. The Religious Educationprograms for children, youth, and adults provide means to grow and mature in body, soul, and spirit.
The Unitarian Universalist educational philosophy is not to impose doctrines upon either our children or each other. Our way is to give ourselves a place where everyone can safely and honestly create a personal faith — one that grows from reason, experience, and love.
Read more about the UU philosophy of religious education and the curricula that is available to UUFG from our parent organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).