Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Fall/Winter 2016–2017 Curriculum

Embodying lifespan faith development for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a collection of curricula and resources that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. This project developed out of a broad series of conversations that articulated a future direction for Unitarian Universalist religious growth and learning. In use since 2008 and continually evolving, Tapestry of Faith offers a variety of resources—downloadable, printed, viewable, interactive, and more—a religious growth and learning program for the 21st century. Learn more about the vision of Tapestry of Faith and learning outcomes of each of the four strands: ethical development, faith development, spiritual development and Unitarian Universalist identity.

Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten

Love Surrounds Us
By Rev. Lynn Kerr and Christy Olson
This program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.

Grades 1-4 (Online)

Love Will Guide Us
By Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann and Cathy Cartwright
In this program, participants learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love. Together we ask questions such as, “Where did we come from?” “What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?” “How can we respond with love, even in bad situations?” “What happens when you die?” Sessions apply wisdom from our Sources to help participants answer these questions. Participants will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers.

Grades 5-8 (Online)

Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justicemaker
By Nicole Bowmer and Jodi Tharan
Youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders. Includes a Justicemakers Guide to help youth track their activities outside the workshop and a long-term Faith in Action project to lead youth, step-by-step, in becoming allies to marginalized communities.

High School (Online)

Exploring Our Values through Poetry
By Karen Harris
This program utilizes poems that are concerned with elements of the spiritual life: acute observation, conscious and continuous inquiry, the unveiling of reality, hope and hopelessness, the afterlife, and the tenderness of the human condition.

Contact

Patty Petrie
Director of Religious Education
Office Hours: by appointment
Email: religious.education@uufs.org

 

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