First Parish of Watertown

RE Mission and Covenant

Religious Education Committee Mission

  • To support each child in the development of his or her faith.
  • To create openings for deep spiritual experience.
  • To encourage the exploration of moral decision-making.
  • To raise awareness of social justice and environmental issues.
  • To promote religious literacy by acquainting children with multiple faith traditions.
  • To teach the heritage, principles and values of Unitarian Universalism.
  • To foster a love of learning.
  • To support parents and families in their role as primary religious educators of their children.
  • To carry out this mission in ways that are safe, nurturing, engaging, and enjoyable.


Religious Education Committee Covenant

United by a shared mission, we covenant together to:

  • Be present
  • Create opportunities for everyone to speak and be heard
  • Participate with a commitment to all the children and families of the congregation
  • Consider and value different points of view
  • Be willing to share the workload
  • Serve as advocates for our children, families and congregation
  • Foster a safe place to share
  • Maintain confidentiality about the discussions in this committee
  • Support each other and the program


In this spirit, we honor ourselves, our task, and each other as we strive to make real the vision of Unitarian Universalism.