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.).
FALL: Living Our 7 Principles
Kindergarten & Grade 1, Lower Level
Grade 2, Ripley Room
Grade 3, Greeley Room
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.
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.