Saltwater Church provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults who seek spiritual growth, a transforming faith, stronger Unitarian Universalist identity, and vital communities of justice and love.

Our religious education classes don’t give us “the answers” to life’s tough questions, but instead offer information, encouragement, and a safe community to seek meaning for ourselves.


Faith is not about accepting impossible ideas, but about embracing life’s possibilities and making meaning of our experiences and the universe. Faith is practiced in relationship with others — it has personal dimensions and it is best supported by a community of shared symbols, stories, values, and meaning.

Our Director of Family Ministries and our minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan learning experiences. Other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.

William Ellery Channing, one of the great voices in our Unitarian tradition, said about the task of religious education that it is “not to burden the memory, but to quicken and strengthen the power of thought.”  The Operations Team for Growth and Learning is dedicated to providing just such an environment where the power of thought is explored and nurtured for members and friends of all ages.

Interested in further resources in Growth and Learning?  Take a look at the religious education and spiritual growth opportunities we offer for children, youth, families, and adults at Saltwater.  Check out the UUA Bookstore, the Saltwater Church library, and the online Growth and Learning resources section on the Saltwater Church website.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Want to offer a new class or start a group?  Contact Director of Family Ministries, Melinda Einander, with your Growth and Learning questions and suggestions: