Activities for Kids

Our Activities for Kids

Activities for kids that help connect them to other children adults and church leaders in a loving and respectful way.

Sunday Religious Education

Our youth religious education program is operated by members of the the church working together with our Director of Religious Education.

Youth religious education offers a wide range of courses to children and youth. The curriculum varies from year to year. Courses are age-appropriate and may include subjects as varied as interpersonal relations, ethical questions, the Bible, world religions, nature and ecology, heroes and heroines of social reform, Unitarian Universalist history, and holy days around the world.

Our children participate in a worship program tailored to their ages and needs and they regularly participate in adult worship for about the first 15 minutes of the service. We seek to teach our children to be responsible for their own thinking and to nurture their own impulses of reverence, morality, respect for others, and self respect.

Stay and Play

Our Wednesday morning playgroup meets from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Religious Education building. Children of all ages ages are welcome to attend along with a responsible adult.  Adults must remain on site.

Our Friday morning playgroup meets from October through May from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Religious Education building.  Children of all ages ages are welcome to attend along with a responsible adult.  Adults must remain on site.

navigators activities for kidsNavigators

Navigators USA–Chapter 55, Las Cruces is a co­ed, secular and inclusive educational and outdoor activity program. Our local group offers an alternative scouting experience for children and youth that emphasizes diversity, inclusiveness and all the lessons that Nature has to offer. For more information, contact Patrick Igo(patrickigo@yahoo.com or 860­-751­-9150) or Laurel Irwin­Atchison (LaurelIrwin@comcast.net  or 575­-650­-0705).

chess clubChess Club

This is an inter-generational, multi-cultural, multi-abilities game that develops problem solving skills and strategic thinking. Our chess club meets weekly. Contact Greg Mauldin 520-1866 802-9020 gmauldin@2000@yahoo.com. Learn more about chess in Las Cruces; visit Endgame Chess on Facebook.

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Peace Village is a summer day camp created by two of our church members, Sandy Barmcq and Anne Nalls. It is now operated as an independent non-profit organization under the guidance of the Unitarian Universalist Church, First Christian Church, and Peace Lutheran Church. It’s mission is to host multicultural day and week peace camps that welcome children from all spiritual and cultural traditions. Peace Village teaches the messages and practices of non-violence and peacemaking from various world traditions in a fun and cooperative atmosphere.

Peace Village camp begins in June. If you’re interested in sending your child to camp, please check the Peace Village website frequently to find out when you can enroll.