Through our Religious Exploration Program we explore the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles (known in Spirit Play
as Promises) with our children as a framework upon which they can build their beliefs. We seek not to indoctrinate, but to encourage them to develop into mature adults who make their own decisions about what they believe and who take responsibility for those decisions.
9:30 am Service:
The nursery opens at 9:20 am and closes at 10:30 am.
Children ages 0 to 3.5 years go directly to the nursery and participate in free play. The nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for our littlest UUs.
11:00 am Service:
The nursery opens at 10:50 am and closes at 12:00.
Children ages 0 to 3.5 years go directly to the nursery to participate in free play. The nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for our littlest UUs.
Children ages 3.5 through 9th grade begin with their parents in the sanctuary. After A Time for All Ages
these children proceed to separate classrooms as follows:
Pre-K and K
• Spirit Play
: This class is based on story and ritual with hands-on three-dimensional materials and child-directed activities. Children will learn about the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles (Promises) that provide a back drop for how we behave in the larger community and remind them that we are all connected to each other.
• Spirit Play
: This class follows the same method as Pre-K and K, but the children also explore the sources of those seven Unitarian Universalist Principles (Promises). Children will be presented with ideas and learn to answer important questions including what it means for them to live as individuals within a larger community.
• Jesus and His Kingdom of Equals
: This UUA curriculum helps children develop strong ethical values and empathy for others. We also hope they will learn respect for searching and other forms of faith their forebearers embraced. Their future will be different from our past and their choices will require a healthy personal core and independent thought if they are to live fulfilling spiritual lives. May this curriculum help them understand what we really do and do not know about Jesus the person.
• How Can I Know What To Believe?
: We ask this question about the Bible, God, death, religion and people. What we believe determines who we are and how we live. This curriculum is a revised edition of one originally written for the American Ethical Union. Questions discussed include: Is the Bible the word of God? Are people born bad, good or neutral? Was Jesus human or God? What are your thoughts of life after death? What does our UU religion ask of us?
The Youth Group
(grades 7-12) meets on the last Sunday of the month at 11:00 am and also on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Our youth are encouraged to develop leadership skills and form friendships while performing group and social action activities such as: campfires, hikes, cleaning roads, game nights, teaching younger UUs class, rafting, participating in benefits which raise money for community non-profits and dinner nights with movies.
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