Welcome to our Learning Community!

Our religious education program is designed to enrich the lives of children, youth and families. We strive to help one another grow in empathy and compassion, deepen understanding and appreciation of our religiously diverse world, and live our UU principles in daily life. We encourage parents to ask questions, and participate in a variety of programs offered at Third Unitarian. We look forward to working with you to nurture the lives of our children and youth!

Religious Education Program

We welcome families of all shapes and sizes!  We offer a flexible program to help young people share their ideas, practice friendship, and put their beliefs into action.  Our service-learning program is open to all Kindergarten-12th grade youth. The goals of our program include:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to experience their power to make a positive difference in the world
  • Experience learning and service as a central part of our UU beliefs and practices
  • Cultivate young people’s natural sense of justice, empathy, and compassion
To learn more, please contact our minister, Rev. Colleen Vahey, Rev.ColleenUU@gmail.com


Worship is an integral part of what we do as a community.  Most Sundays, children and youth participate in the first 20 minutes of worship, which includes music, movement, and a message for all ages.  Then young people move to their multi-age religious education program.  We hope you will join us for these important times of sharing worship together!

Cooperative Program

Our Religious Education program is made possible thanks to the generous support of our congregation, and an amazing group of teachers, parents, and youth, who give generous time, energy and spirit.

Special thanks to our outstanding RE Leaders:  

Hazar Ahmed – Nursery and Preschool

Lily Masson – Multi-age RE program

Rita Maniotis – Multi-age RE program


Rita Maniotis is a certified teacher in English Language Arts, Drama, Speech and Special Education.  She has taught religious education at Unity Temple as a former member for almost all grade levels.  The Forums brought her to TUC where she enjoys working with young people, doing coffee hour and participating any time a choir is needed.