RE Classes are offered during the 10:30 AM service on Sundays. Childcare for babies and toddlers only is available in our Nursery during the 9:00 AM Sunday Morning Dialogue. The Nursery is also available during the 10:30 am Service.
Our Sunday school offers religious learning experiences that provide for
maximum interaction among children and their teachers in an informal
atmosphere. Our teaching teams consist of four or five adult volunteers
who are trained to teach the curriculum.
Parents are encouraged to:
• bring their children regularly and on time,
• take an interest in the program,
• consider ways they might help out,
• put down roots in their religious community and
• be responsible for their children's safety before and after the scheduled program.
These are the classes planned for 2012-2013 and a description:
Nursery Infants to 3 years old
Our nursery is staffed by our paid Childcare Coordinator and volunteer
caregivers who provide consistent and loving care for our youngest
members. Parents, feel free to stay while your child adjusts.
Chalice Children: 3 & 4 years old
This curriculum is based on the premise that children learn
best through experience, this program helps nurture spiritual growth,
creativity, and a sense of community through imaginative activities and rituals
such as rhymes and finger plays.
Creating Home: Kindergarten –1st grade
This program helps children develop a sense of home
that is grounded in faith. Together we will ask questions about the purpose and
function a home serves for both humans and animals. Children will explore the
deep sense of sacredness, the beauty of hospitality and the gift of loving
relationships that can be represented in a home.
Faithful Journeys: 2nd-3rd grade
In this program, children embark on a pilgrimage of faith,
exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday
Toolbox of Faith: 4th-5th grade
Toolbox of Faith invites fourth and fifth grade participants
to reflect on the qualities of our Unitarian Universalist faith, such as
integrity, courage, and love, as tools they can use in living their lives and building
their own faith. Each of the 16 sessions uses a tool as a metaphor for an
important quality of our faith such as reflection (symbolized by a mirror),
flexibility (duct tape), and justice (a flashlight).
Our Whole Lives (OWL): 4th-5th grade
February 3rd-March 10th
OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education program that
includes age-appropriate education about human development, relationships,
personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. It is
grounded in a holistic view of sexuality and addresses not only the physical
but also the spiritual, emotional, and cultural.
Neighboring Faiths: 6th-7th grade
offers youth the opportunity to learn about the faith traditions and practices
of other religious
groups in our community.
Coming of Age: 8th-9th grade
Participants will learn to think independently while
developing their own answers to life’s big questions and developing their
personal credo statements. In addition, they will acquire a history in UU
theology and practice.