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Religious Education

   Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills.  We offer an exciting and worthwhile Religious Education Program for our children and youth at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills.

    We offer children and youth an opportunity to question and learn, to worship, to engage in service projects to benefit our community, and to participate in activities that promote friendships with peer and with adults.

    Children are taught by dedicated and appreciated adult volunteers using UUA approved curricula.  Field trips and outings are encouraged.  

    Our Religious Education program has classes for preschoolers up to a youth group for high school students.  Classes run at the same time as the service.  Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers.

    I hope your association here will bring enrichment to your life and that of your family. I encourage you to participate fully in the Religious Education program.

    Greta Porter,
Director of  Religious Education

Greta Porter teaches a youth Religious Education class
Mission and Covenant of the Religious Education Community at the
Unitarian Universalist Church
of the North Hills

As parents, teachers, and members of the UUCNH congregation, we are mindful that children/youth are naturally curious, are developing a sense of self-esteem, and are acquiring interpersonal skills.  We also recognize that children develop spiritually when having fun, by expressing their creativity through the Arts, and through celebrating significant events in their Church and Family lives. Therefore, we, the Religious Education Community, covenant to foster the following:  
  • A compassionate, caring and safe classroom that offers each child/youth a sense of belonging and acceptance,

  • Responsible participation of our children/youth as part of the larger Church community,

  • A sense of social justice in our children/youth through participation in the external community,

  • An awareness, understanding and articulation of the Unitarian Universalist principles, heritage and identity by our children/youth,

  • An understanding and respect by our children/youth of diversity in individual viewpoints, lifestyles, cultural histories and religious beliefs,

  • An understanding of the interdependent web of nature and a commitment by our children/youth to care for the Earth, and

  •  A spiritual and mindful way of living.

The 2001 Youth Group
Youth Group 2001

UU Principles
For Children

  1. Every person is important and valuable.

  2. All people should be treated fairly.

  3. Our churches are places where we should accept one another and learn together.

  4. Each person should be free to search for what is true and right.

  5. All people have the right to speak out and vote on things that matter to them.

  6. We should help build a peaceful, fair, and free world.

  7. We need to take care of the earth, the home we share with all living things.

Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills
2359 West Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone (412) 366-0244
Fax (412) 366-4389
Email: uucnh@nauticom.net