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Five Smooth Stones,

a RRUUC Family Ministry Blog

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And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty,

your hair messy

and your eyes sparkling.

— Shanti

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:

OctoberTidying Shared Natural Spaces

NovemberCongregational Peace Crane Project

December — Gingerbread

January — Making our Covenant

February — Polar Fleece Blankets for our Neighbors

March — Stewardship

May – Game Day

 

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)

Note: Our Fall registration for this offering at this time is too small to offer it every week though we plan for it.  Whenever three K-5th grade children are attend, we will offer this class. On other Sundays, see the Religious Educator for worship kits for the Sanctuary or if they wish, they can be included in Childcare.

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.”

Coming of Age (9th & 10th Graders)

A year-long study of Unitarian Universalism and intersections with congregational life and one’s individual growth, is scheduled for next congregational year (2020-2021).

 

REGISTER HERE for all 11:15am Religious Education beginning SEPTEMBER 2019 thru to MAY 2020