YRE Registration

Registration will work a little differently this year. If you have registered in the past and there are no updates, please only enter the name(s) of your child(ren) on the form and complete the authorizations, emergency contact, and behavioral covenant sections. That’s it! If you have moved; there is additional information you need to tell us; or you are also registering for a section of OWL, please complete the appropriate sections of the form. Please contact Gregory Carrow-Boyd, Interim Director of Religious Education, for more information.

Please register all children/youth participating in the program. Resubmit form for additional children.
  • PARENT INFORMATION

  • AUTHORIZATIONS

    I understand that on occasion Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church uses photos and videos on its social media channels, website, and/or related church publicity. I also understand that the church will never identify children or adults by name.
    I hereby give permission for the above named youth(s) to participate in and be transported to and from any field trips sponsored by Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church's YRE program in compliance with current church policies regarding safety. I understand transportation will be provided by an adult (over 25) who is on the NUUC YRE approved volunteer driver list. I further authorize the supervising adult to take responsibility for securing emergency first aid or medical aid if either is required by the child. I hereby indemnify and hold harmless NUUC YRE and its approved drivers from all and any liability for damage or bodily injury that may occur through the use of private transportation.
  • If for some reason you or another parent are not available, please provide us with an adult emergency contact.
  • YRE PROGRAM FEE

    Families and community members with children or youth in our program are asked to either make a financial contribution (pledge) to the church, or pay a program fee. The fee is $300 per child/youth with a family maximum of $500 per year. Should this fee be a financial hardship for any family, a one-year waiver may be requested from either our Senior Minister or the Director of Religious Education. If you are new, we encourage you to take your time to get to know us. As such, fees will not apply until the second year of participation in the program.

    If you are a community member wishing to enroll in any of our OWL programs, the fee is $300 for 8th Grade, $150 for 4th–5th Grade and $80 for K–1st per child/youth with a family maximum of $500 for the year.
  • BEHAVIORIAL COVENANT

  • Our church community is created and sustained through the energy and vitality of its participants. The YRE teachers and committee members are volunteers, who depend on adult support to maintain a well-rounded program. In this spirit, registration of children and youth into the YRE Program is seen as a covenant in partnership between parents, children, the YRE Committee and the church community as a whole. We ask our families to complete a registration form each September to keep our files current, volunteer in key areas in the program including the classroom and agree to abide by the following behavioral covenant:
    Religious Education Behavior Guidelines Based on Our Seven UU Principles

    We believe that each and every person is important.
    • Safety is our first concern!
    • Children must remain in classrooms or supervised areas until picked up by parents.
    • Only gentle play is appropriate on church grounds.
    • Treat everyone with respect. Use caring language and behavior.
    We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
    • Listen and follow directions.
    • Be polite. Take turns.
    • Care about one another.
    We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
    • Make a commitment to regular attendance. Your friends and teachers depend upon you.
    • Include everyone in activities and planning.
    • Friends are welcome. Let them know our rules.
    • Participate with enthusiasm.
    We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
    • Share your ideas and respect the ideas of others.
    We believe that all persons should have the right to speak out and have a vote about what concerns them.
    • Express your opinions constructively.
    • Respect the decision of the group.
    We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world.
    • Ask for help when you need it.
    • Do your best to get along with others and to be helpful.
    • Be willing to listen to reminders about your behavior.
    • Participate in church social action projects.
    We believe in caring for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.
    • Take good care of our church. Help clean up.
    • Be careful with our space, furniture and materials.
    • Use only what you need. Recycle.
    • Be gentle with the plants and animals, being mindful of where you play and walk in the gardens and forest.

    Failure to adhere to the behavioral covenant may result in the following consequences:
    1. Invited to sit (or stand) by a teacher/adult helper.
    2. Given a helpful task and then reintegrated into the group.
    3. Spend class time with DRE or RE Assistant.
    4. Escorted to sit with their parents for the remainder of the service/class time.
    5. Parents may be asked to come into the classroom.