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9:15 Religious Education Classes 

 

Preschool

A Unitarian Universalist Montessori-influenced learning environment called Spirit Play invites children to  engage the story of the human family, stirring their curiosity and creating space to explore their own thinking and responses to the world. The morning concludes with a communal feast and a trip to the playground.

Sacred Spaces (K-5th Graders)

Our spiritual theme-based learning ministry encourages each participant to teach and reach and create and make and ask and query and share and serve. Children take turns in each learning modality: create, explore; act and practice allowing for multiple expressions and play with the Unitarian Universalism.  Learning is infused with a maker philosophy allowing children to discover and express what they already “know.”

Middle School (6th, 7th, and Non-OWL 8th Graders)

Our sixth and seventh graders meet together and alternate between two curricula, “Amazing Grace” which is a UU values based curriculum and “Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker” which focuses on social justice and our faith.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) (8th and 9th Graders)

This curriculum teaches 8th grade 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.

High School Youth Group

 

Our high school youth group Sunday morning 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.

 

First Sundays

For K-12thgrade at both services, beginning in October, we extend the Sunday morning’s learning to include parents. Kids begin the learning in class, inviting families, when able, to join them for 20-30 minutes after the worship service, to finish up. Most often, it will be a social justice  or service learning project, but we will also include spiritual practice engagements. This Fall’s First Sundays are:

AprilParachutes for Climate Change

MayCome sing and hear the stories of a Fandango musician

 

REGISTER HERE for all Religious Education beginning SEPTEMBER 2019 thru to MAY 2020


 

11:15 Religious Education Classes

Preschool

Children spend their Sunday morning with younger children in an enhanced Storytime offering that allows for aspects of Spirit Play to be included.

Sacred Spaces (K-5th Graders)

Our spiritual theme-based learning ministry encourages each participant to teach and reach and create and make and ask and query and share and serve. Children take turns in each modality: create, explore; act and practice that allow for multiple expressions and play with the meaning of Unitarian Universalism.  Learning is infused with a “maker space” philosophy allowing children to discover and express what they already “know.”

First Sundays

Beginning in October, we extend the Sunday morning’s learning to include parents. Kids begin the learning in class, inviting families, when able, to join them for 20-30 minutes after the worship service, to finish it up. A bit of fellowship nosh is also included at this time.   Most often, it will be a social justice or service learning project, but may also be a spiritual practice engagement. This Fall’s projects are:

AprilParachutes for Climate Change

 

Coming of Age (9th Graders)

Our 9th grade Coming of Age program is a deep exploration into each youth’s identity and beliefs. Each youth is paired with an adult mentor from the congregation. The class meets twice per month from October to May. Youth must commit to attending the program regularly. It is in addition to our regular youth group programming.

 

REGISTER HERE for all 11:15am Religious Education beginning

SEPTEMBER 2019 thru to MAY 2020