10:00 Summer Religious Education

We are all Makers, change agents, peace-makers, idea-generators, world-changers.  Theologically, Unitarian Universalists say that we “choose to bless the world” (Parker).

2018 Collaboratory

Aiding nature and creating with a partner or group  to solve the day’s challenge, we invite participants to claim the abilities with which they are born.

The confidence that skill-building and working with others help children and youth of all ages become more resilient and kind human beings.  Grouped by age, our hour-long Makerspaces are:

  • TinkerSpace 4 Preschoolers meets on the Patio
  • Collaboratory 4 Elementary meets in Room 21-25
  • MakerSpace Lab 4 Middle & High Schoolers meets in Rm 32

Parents are needed to serve as a helper at least one summer Sunday.  Register your child here for the summer (to help us with numbers and allergies) and choose your summer parent-helper day.  Note:  You may choose to help in Makerspace that your child is not participating in.

Register for Summer Religious Education here.

9:15 Religious Education Classes begin September 2018

Preschool

Children spend their Sunday morning in a  Unitarian Universalist Montessori-influenced learning environment called Spirit Play. Here they creatively engage the story of the human family, stirring their curiosity and creating space to explore their own thinking, learning and responses to the world.

Sacred Spaces (K-5th Graders)

From September through June, 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. All children cycle through each learning perspective: create, explore; act and practice, pausing when needed to reflect.

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.


 

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)

From September thru June, 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.  All children cycle through each learning perspective: create, explore; act and practice, pausing when needed, to reflect.

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.