Children & Youth Programs


Due to our building being closed for in-person activities, no childcare is being offered.

Pre-K through Grade 5

Virtual Children’s Chapel

Who: Age 4 thru 6th grade

When: Sundays at 9:15-9:45 a.m. CT – Registration form (below) is required for access to the private Zoom link.

Leader(s): Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, Director of Faith Formation Devon McClurken, Nancy Bratt, Will Esty

Join us for our virtual Children’s Chapel with sermons from Rev. Amy and songs led by Nancy Bratt. Each week, children choose which songs, readings and activities they do and while learning what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. Parents are welcome!

Questions, suggestions, ideas? Please email Director of Faith Formation Devon McClurken (she/her/hers) at

Standard Photo Release Form:
I hearby authorize First Unitarian Church of Des Moines to publish the photographs taken of my child(ren) for use in the church's printed publications, brochures and website. I acknowledge that since my participation is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation. I release First Unitarian Church, its members and employees from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation.

Authorization only provided if you type your name in the box above.



Our youngest ones can spend their time on Sundays in our staff-supervised childcare room. We offer a number of age-appropriate toys and games to engage your child while you enjoy the service and coffee hour. In addition, our Wee Worship space is available in the back of the auditorium during services with quiet toys and books if you choose not to use our childcare.

If you have questions about childcare, please contact our Childcare Supervisor at