Religious Education Welcome Letter
Hello and welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces!
Our goal is provide your family with a safe and loving experience while they are in our care and as participants in our Religious Education program. We welcome all ages and learners. Our program is staffed by professional care in the Nursery while our classes are run with adult volunteers.
Recognizing that we are partners with our families, we encourage your family to become familiar with our safety policies and procedures while on the church campus.
- Infants and toddlers should be brought to the Nursery in the Religious Education building by a responsible adult. There you will need to sign them in and out so that your children feel comfortable with us and so that we know who each child belongs to. Please leave a contact number where we may reach you if necessary. We ask our visitors with young children to sit toward the rear of the sanctuary in case we need to find you during a service. Diapers, wipes, bottles or sippy cups should be left with your child until you pick them up.
- A children’s program is offered during both service times. The First Service Program is a combined multi aged session. At the second service, children, youth and adults generally gather in the sanctuary for a shared time of worship. After the Time for All Ages, the children and youth leave to attend age appropriate sessions in the Religious Education building. If you are a visitor, we ask that you come with your child to the R.E. building and introduce yourselves to us. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies or other concerns before leaving them.
- All children must be supervised while on the church campus by a responsible adult. This means a responsible adult must remain on the church campus with the child at all times. Our childcare staff are on duty from 8:45AM-12:15PM. Please check in with your child before attending our Fellowship time.
- If your child is ill or has a communicable illness, please do not leave them with us. If you suspect your child may have been exposed to a communicable illness such as chickenpox or the flu in the last week, let us know.
- Our campus is an open one, children are free to play on our designated playscape, to walk the meditation garden or labyrinth with a responsible adult. The Playscape is staffed during both services however it is your responsibility to monitor your children on the outdoor areas after that.
As a community of faith, we work to affirm respectful relationships with each other. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s safety or about our programs, please speak with our Minister, Director of Religious Education or any member of the Board of Trustees.