Contact our Religious Education Director, Cindy Wakeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
kids' klub program -- Monthly activities!
The Following classes will continue for the Winter and Spring Semesters beginning January 8th at 10:15 a.m. Special classes about Racial Justice Issues will be offered to connect the children and youth with the Congregation's Two Year Initiative for Racial Justice Issues.
Pre-school -- celebrating me & my world
In our UU communities, we seek to provide young children with experiences and opportunities to grow in their sense of trust and caring, to develop their self-identity, to deepen their sense of connection with all of life. This UU curriculum celebrates the wondrous qualities of children and expands outward to the things and people around them.
kindergarten - 1st Grade -- creating home
This curriculum will help the children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. The program speaks of the home as a place of belonging, including the congregation as a "faith home". Like a family home, a "faith home" offers members certain joys, protections and responsibilities.
2nd - 3rd Grade -- signs of our faith: being UU everyday
Signs of faith guide children to do their best everyday. As UUs we are asked to be faithful to what we love. Children will learn about traits and values and look at their own lives to see how these are present or can become present in their everyday lives.
4th - 5th grade -- sing to the Power
Sing to the Power affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting "powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Participants experience their own power and understand how it can help them to be leaders.
6th - 7th grade -- neighboring faiths
Neighboring Faiths introduces youth to faith traditions and practices of other religions in their community. Leaders and participants together plan their program, determine which religious groups they want to learn about, visit, and relate to their growing UU faith. This journey builds community among the youth, connects them with their congregation and larger community and strengthens their UU identity.
8th - 9th grade -- our whole lives (OWL)
This class follows a curriculum created by the UU church and the United Church of Christ. Unlike other sexuality curricula currently available, OWL is not focused solely on preventing or reducing problems such as high rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended teen pregnancies. While the program certainly equips youth with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to avoid these consequences, it has the proactive goal of helping youth to become sexually healthy people who feel good about themselves and their bodies, remain healthy, and build positive, equitable loving relationships. The program respects diversity, inclusiveness, gender expression and disability status.
9th - 12th grade -- a variety of self-chosen curricula
The Youth Class is a self-lead class with both the youth and the leaders taking leadership roles. They talk about what is on their mind, UU issues and beliefs, and world-wide events. Then plan and share a youth worship service, help with service projects and have fun on an annual ski trip.