Heartland District

of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Religious Education

Lifespan Religious Education Committee (LREC) - The purpose of the Heartland District LREC is to support and assist district churches and their professional and volunteer religious educators in providing high quality religious education programs for children, youth, and adults. Each year, the LREC provides a variety of opportunities to accomplish this purpose.

The Renaissance Program - Religious Education Leadership Training - The Renaissance Program is a major component of the UUA Religious Education Credentialing Program. Each 15-hour module provides standardized basic training in a specific area useful to religious educators in local congregations.
Interested in Sponsoring a Renaissance Module


Our Whole Lives (OWL) - The OWL Training Program is a series of sexuality education curricula for six age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adults (ages 18-35), and adults.

Tapestry of Faith - Embodying a faith development focus for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.

LREC Training & Retreat Schedule

References & Resources
Lifespan Sexuality Education Curricula
Tapestry of Faith Resources
Religious Education Credentialing Resources

To learn more about these programs, contact the LRE Committee


LREDA - Liberal Religious Educators Association - LREDA is an anti-racist, anti-oppression, welcoming, professional organization open to liberal religious educators and those supportive of religious education. LREDA promotes the religious growth and learning of people of all ages and advocates for and supports religious educators and the field of liberal religious education.

LREDA Website
To learn more about the Heartland District LREDA Chapter, contact Kathy Silver [email protected]

Religious Education Lending Library - The Heartland District maintains a library of religious education books, tapes, and videos that are available for loan to religious education leaders and member congregations.

Barbara Hadden [email protected]
St. John's Unitarian Church [email protected]
RE Lending Library Catalog