Stella Anderson, Acting SGD DirectorStella Anderson, Acting Director of Spiritual Growth and Development

Welcome to UUAA's 2021-22 program year from our Acting Directory of Spiritual Growth and Development, Stella Anderson.

Our Youth Spiritual Growth and Development (SGD) program empowers youth to explore spiritual beliefs and practices from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. SGD is our version of "Sunday School", or "Religious Education".

We know this has been a year of loss for everyone, including our loss of connection with community. As we work toward a safe reopening of our programs in September, the SGD Program would like to learn more about your family’s plans and/or preferences for return to in-person classes so that we can provide the best possible experience for all participating youth.

The Spiritual Growth & Development (SGD) Program is excited to welcome back children and youth for 2021/2022! Registration for classes is now open. Please fill out the following google form as soon as possible.

SGD Registration 2021/2022

Classes meet on Sundays from September through May. The first part of the SGD session will take place primarily outdoors and will include both large group and small group learning activities. Class placements will depend on enrollment and volunteer recruitment.

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The UUAA will continue to follow CDC recommendations for masking and social distancing. Even if you are not planning to enroll in SGD, your responses will help us plan for the future. For the purposes of this survey, please answer based on the assumption that vaccines for children under age 12 will not be available for the foreseeable future and that ALL PARTICIPANTS IN SGD PROGRAMMING WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS INDOORS, REGARDLESS OF VACCINE STATUS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Children’s Corner at UUAA - A Video Series for Kids

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View the playlist of Children's Corner Videos

...  During our virtual times, we kept connecting in new and creative ways.



What does the UUAA kids program look like when we can meet in person?

In non-pandemic times, from September through May, classes are offered during both (in-person services) to give students a place to learn and grow.

Each grade follows a curriculum that is specific to the student’s life stage. At the 9:30 service, we offer classes for preschool through 3rd grade. At the 11:30 service, we offer classes for preschool through 12th grade. At both services, we have a nursery to look after children younger than preschool age.

For any questions regarding the Spiritual Growth and Development program, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



SGD Program Guide

If you need all information about our SGD program in a single place, download our program guide. In it, you can find notes from our Ministers, class descriptions, policies, and family expectations.



Click here to browse our Adult SGD class listing. It is updated constantly, so check to see what is offered. We'll also have paper flyers each month on the SGD table in the Social Hall.



Each year, Spiritual Growth & Development needs almost 100 volunteers! The largest need is for classroom teachers. To learn more about how you could volunteer in the SGD program, fill out the SGD volunteer interest form below.

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SGD Staff -  Our professional staff includes

Stella Anderson, Acting Director of Spiritual Growth & Development
Erin Dixon, Lead Preschool Teacher
Hanh Bui, Nursery Teacher

  (for more information see our UUAA staff web page)