Programs for Children, Youth, and Families

"The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own...In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life." - - William Ellery Channing

The opportunity to participate in a Unitarian Universalist congregation is a wonderful gift that parents can give to a child.

  • Saltwater Church is a place where your child will be welcome, accepted, and cherished.

Your child's natural feelings of compassion, wonder, awe, and interconnectedness will be nurtured.

Your child will learn about the diversity of the world's religious traditions, be encouraged to ask questions and think critically, and be given tools to help develop his or her own answers to life's biggest questions.

At Saltwater Church, your child can have fun in a safe environment, make friends with other children, and experiencing what if feels like to belong to a community.  It's a place where your child will learn how he or she can make a difference in the world in which we live and be given opportunities to do so.

Religious education classes for children and youth in preschool through grade nine are held at 10:30 a.m. most Sunday mornings. Nursery care for infants, crawlers, and toddlers is also available during all services. The high school youth group meets first and third Sunday afternoons, 12-2:30 p.m. for discussion and fun.  
Children and youth join together for worship one Sunday each month, either in the sanctuary with the adults for an intergenerational worship service, or for our Lighthouse Chapel.  

Visiting with your children for the first time?  Click here for more information about your first visit.  Child care is provided upon request during meetings, classes, and special events.  To request childcare, email

Interested in volunteering with children and youth at Saltwater?  Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.

To find out more about our programs for children, youth, and their families, please email Melinda Einander, our Director of Family Ministries, at