Religious Exploration




Our Director of Religious Exploration is Stacey Sherman.


Stacey lives in Haverhill, MA with Jack, her husband and Porter, their beloved basset hound. Her adult children, Sarah & Jonah, were raised UU.  Stacey comes to us with a background in special education, program development, and volunteer coordination. She’s a trained Red Cross Instructor and for years she’s been involved with People to People, International; their mission is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. Stacey’s also a talented singer, amateur actress, plays a little ukulele, and she’s a creative fundraiser. And she loves working children.


Our Religious Exploration Program for 2016 -’17 offers programming for children from pre-school through eighth grade. Toddler care is available with advance notice and we are happy to accommodate this need. We hold classes during most Sunday services with the exceptions of Multigenerational Worship & Family Sundays. Youth are welcome to attend worship any and every Sunday.

Multigenerational Worship is an invitation for the congregation to worship all together. The Multigenerational worship dates include: September 11, October 30, November 20, December 4, 18, 21, 24, February 12, March 5, April 16, May 21, June 4, 11, 18.

Family Sundays follow secular school holidays schedule, we hope that families will enjoy a Family Sunday of their own creation. Family Sundays include: October 9, November 27, and December 25, January 1 & 15, February 19, March 20. April 23, and May 28.

High school youth are welcome to attend regular Sunday service or may assist with Sunday School. Our active Youth Group is combined with the Beverly UU church. We meet on alternating Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are new to the Northshore UU Church or if you are considering paying us a visit, please feel free to contact our church office with any questions or concerns:

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Preschool – Eighth Grade 

Jenny Beauregard with the assistance of volunteers leads this multi-aged group that explores the deeper meaning of our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes. This class sometimes breaks into smaller groups based on age groups to explore a lesson of the day. Be ready to play games, listen to stories, do crafts, go outside, sing together, and eat and be merry!

High School Youth

Our youth combine their group with the Beverly UU church. We meet on alternating Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. to check in and plan activities. Our group is youth-led and adult-advised. We are very active in district-wide youth conventions CONS (Youth Conferences), which are held at neighboring churches and give young UUs the opportunity to meet other like-minded UUs for workshops and team building. In addition, we have ongoing social justice projects such as cooking meals at Lifebridge in Salem and our annual Easter fundraiser. Our youth group is active, ambitious, welcoming, challenging, and fun.

Our programming is well supported by the Religious Exploration Committee: Beth Beringer, Chairperson, Jill Updegraph, Amy Steeves, Annie Lombard, Jenny Beauregard, and Rev. Julie Lombard. It’s also are well supported by friendly volunteers from within our faith community.