Children and Youth

Upcoming Events

CYRE Program and Event Registrations

Children and Youth Religious Education Program

Fall 2020 Update:

All of our classes, preschool through high school, are meeting virtually during the fall of 2020.

Returning families who registered in 2019-20 do not need to register for the 2020-21 CYRE Program. However, we do ask that they contact the CYRE Director with any changes in their contact information. New families, both member and non-member, should register for the 2020-21 Religious Education Program. There is no fee.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir continues to perform during the fall, with all rehearsals and performances online. It is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Rehearsals are held via Zoom on the first and third Sundays from 10:30 – 11 a.m., following CYRE classes. Registration is not required.

For more information about the Children’s Choir, contact Director of Music John Herrick.

Other Programming (non pandemic)

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s human sexuality program. Our congregation offers all four of the classes designed for children and youth in alternating years. Because no facilitator training will take place during the pandemic (or at least through the rest of 2020), some OWL classes will be delayed a year. Please watch our weekly UUCC newsletter, Currents, for updates.

Mountain CONferences

Mountain CONs are weekend-long conferences held at the Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. Two CONs are offered annually for each of three age groups (3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th).

If your child plans to attend the next Mountain CON, you must register online through the Mountain. In addition, a $35 transportation fee, paid to the UUCC, is required, as is attendance at the annual Mountain CON Orientation held at the UUCC. Scholarships are available for up to 50% of the registration and transportation fees; contact Kathleen Carpenter at

Please note that the Mountain has canceled all in-person programming at least through the summer of 2020.

Congregation-based Youth CONferences

If the con is held, High school youth may register for the 2021 Charlotte Youth CON beginning in December 2020. Registration for CONs held at other congregations is sent directly to youth as the information is received.

Youth Service Trip

High school youth may register for the 2021 service trip as soon as details are finalized in the late fall.

Coming of Age Program and Boston Heritage Trip

The next Coming of Age program for our high school youth will be held in 2021-2022.

Class Trips

Individual classes may offer visits to other houses of faith or other locations in our community throughout the year, depending on the curriculum. Completed permission forms, required for children and youth to attend, are mailed out to all parents of the registered children/youth prior to the event.