Most Sundays, young people in Kindergarten through Grade 6 begin in the service with their families. Following the “Message to Children”, teachers accompany children to their classrooms. Our goal is to provide a warm environment where each child is accepted for who they are and to encourage them on life’s journey. Each Sunday morning session begins with a chalice lighting and the sharing of joys and concerns. All groups meet until 11:15 a.m. to allow for an hour-long session. Parents of infants to Third Graders are asked to pick up their children in the classrooms at 11:15 a.m.. Older children are dismissed to Coffee Hour.
Little RE: 0-4 years, Lower Level
The youngest children are warmly welcomed in our nursery/toddler classrooms by volunteer teachers, our dedicated teen assistants and Dawn Van Patten, our Assistant Director of RE. Parents are invited to bring their children to the classroom fifteen minutes before worship service begins (9:45 a.m.).
SPRING: Connecting with Nature
Multi-age: K-5, Upper level and Outdoors
For the Spring term, we will be “Connecting with Nature”. With the pace of modern living, pressure to “succeed” and the distractions of technology, we can feel separated from the Earth. Of course, our living depends on the interconnected web of life. This Spring we will reconnect with the wonder that surrounds and sustains us through time outdoors, mindfulness practices, science experiments, stories and play!
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UU Tween Spirituality
Grades 4 & 5, Wright Tavern
Based on a curriculum by Tracy Beck, these sessions help nurture the spiritual lives of tween youth. We will explore spiritual practices like meditation, walking the labyrinth, Zentangles, and more. We will delve into recent Unitarian Universalist Study/Action Issues like Racial Justice, Reconsidering Thanksgiving, and Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors. 5th graders also take an active role in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Guest at Your Table program. Middle OWL will be offered for 5th graders in the Spring, 2018.
- Download Schedule: UU Tween Spirituality 2018-19 PDF