UUJXN promotes every person’s right to a free and responsible search for truth and meaning–no matter their age! Through learning and growing together we encourage and support one another, and our children, to engage in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to live and to help change the world for the better. We provide opportunities for people to explore their own beliefs independently, in small groups, and in our services. Learn how you can participate and help support others on their personal and spiritual path…

Lifespan Religious Exploration

UUJXN offers many ways to explore a variety of beliefs through our services, vespers, and different small groups. We also offer a variety of structured classes, workshop series, book and film circles, religious affinity groups (for exploring specific traditions, such as Buddhism or Wicca), etc. Each month, UUJXN explores a new religious or spiritual theme.

  • Each Sunday morning at 11:00 am, we also hold mixed age RE classes for children to explore the monthly theme through a variety of activities, including stories, rituals, spiritual practices, art, nature, and play.
  • We have dedicated YUUTH (middle/ and high school ages) events to support learning, growth, and coming of age.
  • Each Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we hold Vespers online to further explore the monthly theme (or other topics of interest) through reflective discussion.
  • The Phoenix of the Grove Chapter of CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) provides opportunities for learning, networking, and rituals  for Pagan-identified congregational members and friends.

To support religious exploration at home, we provide a monthly handout for families and resources for self-study.

The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our own minds upon the young, but to stir up their own; Not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own….In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul; to bring understanding, conscience, and heart into earnest vigorous action on religious and moral truth, to excite and cherish spiritual life. -William Ellery Channing