Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Spring 2017 Curriculum (Through June 18th)
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.
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 (NEW)
Signs of Our Faith: Being UU Every Day
By Jessica York
Rev. Morales asks us to think about religion as the practice of being faithful to what you love. In order to do this, you must decide what you love and do your best to live that love faithfully every day. Signs of Our Faith guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Children examine how their lives do and can exhibit these traits and values, and come to understand that their faith is a living faith whose histories and teachings are fortifications for living faithfully in a complex world.
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.
Summer Program 2017 — June 25th – August 20th
This summer, our focus will be on Social Justice Projects.
June 25th – “If I were President I would . . .”
This project addresses what our children would do if they were President and who they would have help them with what they wanted to change.
July 2nd – What is Independence Day?
July 9th – Finding Ourselves Among Many
This lesson is about how we are all different and all the same.
July 16th – Posters for Summer Food Drive
We will make posters for our summer food drive for Sunnyvale Community Services.
July 22nd – Sandwiches for the Homeless
We will make sandwiches for the homeless to be delivered by DRE to local homeless in the Sunnyvale/Mountain View area.
July 30th – Letter Writing / Picture Drawing for Change
We will find the most recent and relevant topic for the children to write or draw about and then mail them to the appropriate people.
August 6th – How have UUs made an impact on Social Justice issues?
We will create a social justice game using UU people in history and the things they have done to help to change the world.
August 13th – Rumors…
We will explore how we get information and how rumors are not always true information. We will introduce games that teach how rumors can become misinformation.
August 20th – Let’s Make a Difference
We will be making a list of things we can do each day that make a difference in the world. Making a difference can be as simple as picking up a piece of trash at school to befriending someone being bullied.
Director of Religious Education
Office Hours: by appointment