Words by Robin Slaw, graphic by S Braswell

Welcome!

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.).

Spirit Play

Kindergarten & Grade 1, Lower Level

Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program of religious education based on story and ritual, play and creativity. Spirit Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives within the container of Unitarian Universalism.

Download Fall 2019 Schedule: Spirit Play schedule 19-20

FALL: Living Our 7 Principles

Grade 2, Ripley Room

Grade 3, Greeley Room

Download Fall 2019 Schedule: Living Our 7 Principles- Grade 2 & 3

Our theme this fall is “Living Our 7 Principles”. We are guided by seven principles that are important life lessons:

  • Everyone matters.
  • Be kind.
  • You are free to ask life’s big questions.
  • Offer that same freedom to others.
  • Everyone gets a vote.
  • Work for peace and fairness.
  • Take care of our earth.

WINTER: Celebrating Our Six Sources

Grade 2, Ripley Room

Grade 3, Greeley Room

Download Winter Schedule: Celebrating Our 6 Sources- 2019-20

“Celebrating Our Six Sources” is our theme this Winter. As Unitarian Universalists, we draw wisdom and inspiration from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience:

  • the sense of wonder we all share.
  • people from long ago and today —whose lives remind us to be kind and fair.
  • the ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world’s religious.
  • Christian and Jewish teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves.
  • the use of reason and the discoveries of science.
  • the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life.

SPRING: Connecting with Our Community

Kindergarten- Grade 4, Emerson Room

Download Spring Schedule: Spring 2020

Our theme this Spring is “Connecting with Our Community”. This is a multi-age program with children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. Each Sunday we will have a special guest from our congregation who will share how their leadership helps us grow in compassion and contributes to a better world. Our young people will have a variety of activities to choose from related to the topic. Sessions will include: #UU the Vote, Immigration Justice, Pastoral Care, Environmental Leadership, Women’s Parish Association, Nature Connection, and Yoga.

Bibleodeon

Grades 4 & 5, Wright Tavern

Bibleodeon is an engaging introduction to Hebrew and Christian stories in a Unitarian Universalist setting. This approach to Bible study is exploratory not dogmatic. Participants explore connections between biblical events and our own lives; between biblical ideas and our UU values. Most importantly, Bibleodeon is fun! Children listen to some stories and act some out. They investigate others, the way television reporters would. They immerse themselves in music and art and creative activity, achieving in the process a new understanding of and appreciation for some of civilization’s most important books.

Download Fall 2019 Schedule: Bibleodeon- FALL 2019

Download Winter 2019-20 Schedule: Bibleodeon- WINTER 2019

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