Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Fall/Winter Program 2017-2018
Classes Begin Sunday, September 10, 2017
Curriculum: Grades Kindergarten through Grade 2
UU Super Heroes and Bible Heroes
The goal of this curriculum is to introduce the children to stories of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists and the Bible; people who have acted with courage and wisdom in their attempts to live their lives fully and make the world a better place for others.
The children will learn some of the traditions of both our Unitarian Universalist movement and our individual congregation. They will also be encouraged to find their own positive “super powers” as they interact with the world around them, and as they do so, to grow both spiritually and ethically.
Curriculum: Grades 3 and 4
Holidays and Holy Days
This curriculum lifts up values we affirm or address as a universal human response to life. We both honor the diversity and particularity of cultural tradition and the chosen Holidays in addition to the commonality of the human condition.
Holidays are the natural age-old vehicle of religious socialization and their festivities tell a story which children absorb and delight in, through experience far more than through words. Traditions are woven from decorations, colors, costumes and rituals, and how memories, beliefs, values, hope and reverence are transmitted. A holiday is not just something to talk about; it is something to experience and share.
We will learn about how other people think about God, prayer, and what other faiths believe. Our children will affirm their own Unitarian Universalist beliefs and that, “Under the sky, all people are one family.”
Curriculum: Grades 5 through 7
In keeping with all of the Unitarian Universalist principles, especially the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, this program actively engages youth in exploring the religious traditions in their community.
Goals for participants:
- To participate personally in the faith traditions of others.
- To reflect on the unique and universal religious experience.
- To explore their own values as they relate to many other faith traditions.
- To become aware of the many connections between Unitarian Universalism and other faith traditions.
- To strengthen their commitment to Unitarian Universalist faith and community.
- To increase their understanding and appreciation of religious diversity.
Grades 8 and 9 will be participating in the Coming of Age Program
The Coming of Age Retreat Program’s mission is to provide retreat experiences for youth that will further the depth of the Coming of Age Programs at their respective congregations. The purpose of the retreats and of the Coming of Age Retreat Program is to help our youth integrate their childhood into their emerging adulthood, with a clear sense of themselves and their place in the Unitarian Universalist Church and in the world. Click here for more information.
High School Youth Group
This year our youth and their Youth Leaders have designed a program which involves monthly community service projects, viewing and exploring the meaning of relevant movies, and service projects for the UUFS community.
Our youth will explore other faiths in their community and have the opportunity to discuss and compare other faiths to the Unitarian Universalist faith.
Director of Religious Education
Office Hours: by appointment