Religious Education

Summer 2022 Schedule

Spirit Space – a space in the lounge connected to the Sanctuary with quiet activities for all ages to engage with during worship.

Magic Summer – a multiage RE experience with lessons focused on service to others, silence and mindfulness, sunshine and movement.

June 5 at 10 a.m.Spirit Space
June 12 at 10 a.m.Spirit Space – Teacher appreciation
June 19 at 10 a.m.Magic Summer #1
June 26 at 10 amSpirit Space
July 3 Holiday weekend; no RE or Spirit Space
July 10 at 10:30 a.m.Spirit Space
July 17 at 10:30Magic Summer #2
July 24 at 10:30Magic Summer #3
July 31 at 10:30Magic Summer #4
August 7 at 10 amSpirit Space – Pet Blessing
August 14 at 10 amMagic Summer #5
August 21 at 10 amMagic Summer #6
August 28 at 10 amSpirit Space – Backpack Blessing

Weekday Summer Camps

Open to children 5 and up, the camps will be a fun time together to play, create and be of service! Contact Laura Piervincenzi for more information: lpiervincenzi@rruuc.org.

June 20-24 — Theatre! Over the course of the week we will create a theatre production based on a book by RRUUC’s Linda Ryden and then perform on the final day

July 18-22 — Art! Each day we will explore a different form of visual arts and create our own gallery

August 1-5 — Service! This week is all about giving back to our community. Each day we will engage in a project to serve others

All camps are Mon-Fri from 9 am – 1 pm at RRUUC

Registration is open! Sign up for one, two or all three!

June 20-24 Theatre

July 18-22 Art

August 1-5 Service

Beginning in Fall 2022

Spirit Play

Designed for pre–school children ages 3–5, Spirit Play engages little ones with enriching stories and self–directed playtime with the assistance of specially trained adult guides. This class begins at 10:00 am. Spirit Play kids do not start in the sanctuary.

Elementary School Religious Education (Kindergarten–5th graders)

Generally split into two sections—K-2nd and 3rd-5th—these classes introduce children to the principles of Unitarian Universalism through hands–on activities, gardening, service projects and more. Children in these classes begin their morning in the 10 am worship service and are directed to their classrooms by 10:15.

Middle School Religious Education (6th and 7th graders)

Sixth and seventh graders meet together to engage in curriculum that helps them focus on what is important to them and challenges them to engage with the wider world. Same as the elementary school group, Middle Schoolers begin their morning in the 10 am worship service and are directed to their classrooms by 10:15.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) – 8th graders

This curriculum teaches participants to make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in: sexuality, sex, sensuality, anatomy, friendships, dating, communication, health care and more.

Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Note: Permission from parents is required for this class, and parents or guardians must attend a parent/guardian orientation.

High School Youth Group

Our high school youth group Sunday time is youth-directed and adult assisted. Youth choose topics to learn about and discuss from current issues to world religions. They also use this time to bond as a group, do social justice projects, and projects that serve the congregation.

COMING THIS FALL! SPIRIT SUNDAY!

As soon as it is safe for children of all ages to be in the sanctuary, on the first Sunday of each month the 10:00 am service will be Spirit Sunday, a service designed specifically to engage all ages together! No RE classes will meet with the exception of OWL.