Religious Education

Fall 2022

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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 will study and visit different faiths in our area this year using a curriculum called Crossing Paths. 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 on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 pm in room 32.

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.

For Our Amazing Volunteer Teachers and Helpers

Our 2022-23 Volunteer Information Page

Would you like to volunteer to teach or help in a classroom this year? Contact Beth Irikura or Laura Piervincenzi or complete this form.

COMING THIS FALL! SPIRIT SUNDAY!

As soon as it is safe for children of all ages to be in the sanctuary, on the second 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.