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A Message from the Director of Religious Education


A Message from the Director of Religious Education

The Religious Education Program at North Shore Unitarian Church has a strong foundation and clear vision of our responsibility of providing an encouraging spiritual learning environment for our students. It is a responsibility and a vision we share and together bring to reality. We seek to nurture and grow the faith and values of our young people. As a liberal religious community, we believe in making spirituality relevant and meaningful for our children and youth. Our curriculum strives to provide a set of tools and understanding of religion and spirituality in such a way that students can reflect, question and embrace the awe of life.  They learn to articulate their own faith and are encouraged to follow their personal spiritual path as they come to understand the cultural context and the human need of meaning and purpose in life.

As Unitarian Universalists we take pride in our history and seek to continue to foster and inspire new generations of Unitarian Universalists of all ages.

Our Religious Education curriculum features the Spirit Play program, the Unitarian Universalist Association Tapestry of Faith curriculum, and our own curriculum for 6th graders and up. Our religious education students and teachers enjoy guest speakers, field trips, and joint classes with specific themes. Classes are grade specific with the exception of the Nursery (infants – up to 4 years, or as reqested), Spirit Play I (4 year olds – 1st grade) and Youth Group (9th – 12th grade).

Opening Sunday is September 8, 2013 with the first Religious Education class September 15. Classes start at 10:00AM and run to 11:10AM. We meet until May 18, 2014. There after we will take a summer break until September 2014. If this is your first time visiting, please plan to arrive by 9:45AM at the Greeter Table in the Religious Education wing.

As multigenerational community we grow and worship together in many different ways.  Come visit us and find out how!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Charlotta Koppanyi, the Director of Religious Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her office phone at 847.235.1955.



Charlotta Koppanyi, M.Sc.

Director of Religious Education