Religious Education Course Descriptions

 The Rainbow Principles

RED 1.  Respect each person as a unique individual
ORANGE 2.  Offer fair and kind treatment to all.
YELLOW 3.  Yearn to learn with others at our church.
GREEN 4.  Grow by searching freely for what is true.
BLUE 5.  Believe in yourself and vote for your values.
INDIGO 6.  Insist on peace and freedom for the world.
VIOLET 7.  Value the web of life that connects us all.

Course Descriptions 2016-2017

September 11, 2016 – May 21, 2017
First Service: 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Second Service: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Please speak with the Director of Religious Education to determine the best placement for your child. REGISTER HERE!

Nursery: Infants and toddlers are nurtured by consistent, loving caregivers in a warm, child-friendly environment.

AIR GROUP (pre-kindergarten)
Chalice Children: Using the symbol of the chalice throughout the year, children learn about their church, celebrate holidays, discover wonder, and make friends. We nurture children’s spiritual growth, creativity, and connection to their Unitarian Universalist community through hands-on rituals, finger-plays, and games.

EARTH GROUP (kindergarten-grade 2)
Welcome Home: Find a home grounded in faith and welcome others into it. Through stories and explorations, we discover the kinds of homes where we can grow into our best selves and create communities that are open and welcoming. Along the way, we discover many gifts that we bring to our faith homes and how we are nurtured by them.

WATER GROUP (grades 3-5)
Stories of World Religions: Through exciting stories, music, art, and participatory activities, we examine the main religious beliefs of several world religions. By exploring each religion through extended units, we come to understand a particular religion in the context of its own stories and culture, and reflect upon its connections to our own faith.

FIRE GROUP (first service grades 6-8)
Neighboring Faiths: Explore the worship practices of our own and other religions. Using videos, internet explorations, stories, and activities, we discover the spirituality and worship practices of other religions, highlighted by exciting visits to the actual worship services of different faith groups, where we meet and interact with our neighbors.

SPIRIT GROUP (second service grades 6-8)
Coming of Age: Embark upon a spiritual journey from childhood to adolescence. Using the symbolism of the compass, we explore our most ultimate beliefs and values, UU faith and heritage, and importance of social justice. The year culminates in writing a faith statement and creating a worship service for the whole congregation.

YRUU – Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (second service grades 9-12)
Our core youth program for high school students provides experiences in five focus areas: religious education, spirituality and worship, leadership development, fellowship, and social action.


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