Learning and Spiritual Growth


First Church in Jamaica Plain offers a vibrant Children's Religious Education Program. We provide children with an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs seek to inspire:

  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.

  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.

  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.

Children start every Sunday in the sanctuary with their families, with nursery care available for those three and under. After approximately fifteen minutes, including a Time for All Ages, children aged 4-12 proceed with Andrew Coate, our professional religious educator to a  “one room schoolhouse” program of religious exploration.

We invite you to come on Sunday and contact our Director of Religious Education, Andrew Coate, to learn more.

To register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 Religious Education program, please click here.


Parents of youth (ages 13-18) are invited to contact Andrew Coate about the possibility of a youth group forming in the winter.


Adults can participate in religious practice groups and get involved in our Social Justice Action Committee.

Upcoming Events for Religious Education:


We currently do not have any events for Religious Education coming up. Keep checking back or subscribe to our e-mail blast!

If you would like to subscribe to the weekly RE Email blast, please email the church Administrator, Scarlett at office@firstchurchjp.org

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First Church in JP, UU

is located at:

6 Eliot Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



Church Admin Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 10:00-1:30

and by appointment