Family ministry is built on the foundation that supporting and being involved in the spiritual and religious development of children, youth, and their parents is not simply a volunteer position. It is putting that old saying “it takes a village” into action. There are many ways to take care of our village. Whether it be leading Children’s Chapel, facilitating Our Whole Lives, helping to plan an event, or even crafting a blanket for a new child in the congregation, we invite you to bring your passions, skills, and talents to the table when you think about how you can be involved in family ministry.

Taking care of your village in this way can be a deeply rewarding and fun experience. At UUCS we hope that leaders in family ministry get their own spiritual nourishment, and we aim to offer ways for you to develop your own religious identity further, whether you are working directly with children or involved in parent support in some way.

If you are interested in getting involved in a specific way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at We will happily work with you to find a way of integrating your idea into the family ministry programming at UUCS. If you are interested in getting involved, but aren’t yet sure how, please fill out our online form, linked here. It will give you some idea of the many ways to be involved in family ministry and is a way to sign up for those that interest you.

“Faith development is all we do;

Unitarian Universalism is all we teach;

the congregation is the curriculum.”

-Connie Goodbread,

UU religious educator