We love visitors and look forward to welcoming your children on whatever Sunday morning you choose. (Please check our calendar for holidays and multi-generational Sunday services.) You need not be a member for your children to attend classes, but we do ask that you complete a Registration Form for each child after two visits.
Classes and Babysitting
After a year and a half of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester is beginning to consider holding in person services and events as possible (contingent upon UCWC Health Guidelines). Our families are invited to join our masked and socially distanced services. We do ask that all in person participants who are able be vaccinated and that we all work together to keep our vulnerable, children, and youth safe.
With our new safety mitigations, including HEPA air filters for our larger classrooms, masking and social distancing, we are hoping to begin indoor RE classes for PreK through 7th grade in November. Our 8th-9th Graders are invited to join us in person for our OWL classes, and our High School Youth Group are invited to join us in person for monthly events. All children and youth are invited to join us for our occasional events – including fun days, service projects, holiday parties, and outside RE. Please see the Sunday Schedule for more details.
While we normally provide babysitting in our Nursery for infants through 4 years of age, this is still currently postponed until we are able to offer this service safely.
Your Child’s Experience
To give your child the best possible experience when you visit, please read “1st Day in RE.”.
To help you know what goes on in class, teachers provide a weekly “Home Link.” This also gives parents good places to begin a dialogue. Parents are of course welcome at any time to visit the classrooms.
We have a small, but growing lending library. Topics range from Unitarian Universalism to general spirituality, and include books on UU families and being a UU parent.
Children with special needs – as much as possible we try to accommodate children with special needs. Please see the Registration page for details.
Contact our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Cassie Lengel, at email: DLFD.