6400 W Del Rio St, Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 899-4249

Faith Formation Ministry 2022-23

Love is our Doctrine. Service is our prayer. Justice is our calling.

Welcome to Valley UU’s Faith Formation ministryIntroduction to Faith Formation ministry

Click on picture for video: meet Marci & Hayley, a short overview of Faith Formation

Contact Marci Beaudoin, DFF for more information


Click on picture for video: Marci shares 7 reasons why parents should talk about race with their white children.

Link to suggested books on racism and activism.


Our Principles

Unitarian Universalists hold the Principles as strong values and moral teachings. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”


Classroom information (when we meet in person)

Virtual tour of our education complex

All classes, from nursery through high school take place in the  education buildings across the parking lot from the sanctuary. We offer all classes every Sunday except when we are having a multi-age worship service or all age game days. Parents are welcome to stay with their children if either or both parties need! There is no fee for our Sunday morning faith formation classes or nursery care.

The nursery, room 6 in the education complex, opens at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings. Children play while the adults attend the Dalai Lama and Friends workshop, meetings, or choir rehearsal.  We offer a loving and stimulating environment for the very youngest in our church family. Our nursery is staffed by two paid caregivers and allows our little ones to move around and play with people their own size while learning cooperation skills and having fun.

All age childcare is offered after the faith formation classes in room 6, until 12:30 pm every Sunday, allowing adults to join the Visitors circle in the sanctuary and/or get a cup of coffee and get to know some of our congregants.

All children and youth must be registered in order to attend classes or childcare on Sunday mornings during the regular church year.

Please make regular  attendance a family priority. Children and youth who attend every Sunday build deeper connections and derive the greatest benefits from their lessons and church community. When the same group gathers each week they get to know one another, explore together, grow together, and look forward to being together again. Your family’s presence enriches the experience for everyone.

Preschoolers through 5th graders begin in the sanctuary with their families.

Registered children are signed in on tablets, located at the Faith Formation welcome table, with just a click of the icon!
Visitors are always welcome! Children visiting our campus will need a One Day Registration form, available at the FF Welcome table in the back of the sanctuary.

Following a short “Time For All Ages” the children meet their teachers outside the sanctuary, roll is taken, and the classes walk to their classrooms in the education buildings. Classes end at 11:45 am. Adults need to sign out their children at the classrooms before they are released from the education complex.

Middle School and High School classes start in their classrooms (room 2 and 5 respectively) and sign themselves in on tablets in their classroom, at 10:30 am.

Links to dive deeper
Faith Formation Q & A
Sunday Morning Programming
Our Whole Lives, Human Sexuality
Coming of Age
Multi-Generational Service Trip
Youth Groups
Adult Programs