2017/2018 Youth Religious Education Program:

The classes are arranged in two groups:

  • Elementary school: Ages 5-12
  • Teen group: Ages 13-18

Marti Livingstone, Director of Youth Religious Education, will be teaching the elementary school class and Erin DuBois will be working with the teen group.

Registration: All children participating in our programs must be registered and have a parent or guardian onsite.


MERGE is a COLLABORATIVE youth gathering that meets once a month. Rooted in the PEACE-MAKING way of Jesus, we seek to be a safe space for teenagers to experience INCLUSIVE community, build authentic RELATIONSHIPS, have BIG FUN and engage in SERVICE to others.

Next gathering is scheduled for March 4. The topic of this evening is bullying and teen suicide with Karen Jepsen of the UUCGC on the discussion panel.

Merge is held at Zion UCC in North Canton, Ohio.


We believe in encouraging children and youth to think for themselves, study various faiths and spiritual paths, and support them on their faith-development journeys. We offer opportunities for children and youth to explore their own spirituality, in an environment that encourages their questions and comments.

All school-age children join their parents in the sanctuary for the beginning of the Sunday service, then depart with their teachers for their classes.  Visiting children are welcome to visit the classrooms or to stay in the Sunday service with their parents.  Occasionally, we have interactive Sunday services that are intended for all ages.

When classes are not being offered, the children can also play at the quiet activity area at the back of the sanctuary.

See our calendar, UUCGC Calendar, for information on what each Sunday holds for our youth.