Upcoming Religious Education Sessions

Church Year Religious Education 2016 - 2017

September 11, 2016 - May 21, 2017

FIRST SERVICE: 9:15-10:30am                  SECOND SERVICE: 11:00am-12:15pm

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


March 26, 2017

Chalice Children: Pre-Kindergarten (Rainbow Room)
“Feeling Sad.” Our church is a place where we remember people who have died. We will learn that death is a natural part of life and understand that sadness is a feeling everyone shares.

Welcome Home: Five Kindergarten - Second Grade (Purple Room)
“The Gift of Community.” Today’s session follows the idea of choosing our faith family by understanding that the intangible gift of community is something we both give and receive. We hear about communities building common spaces together, and create our own classroom “playground.”

Stories of World Religions: Third - Fifth Grade (Orange Room)
"The Teachings of Jesus." Unitarian Universalists believe in doing good works. Today we hear some of Jesus’ parables and discuss his teachings about peace and justice. We learn the “Lord’s Prayer” and make prayer beads.

Neighboring Faiths: First Service Sixth - Tenth Grade (Red Room)
“Introduction to Sikhism.” In preparation for our visit to the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin Gurudwara, today we discuss the importance of Sikhism and explore the idea of visible expressions of faith through spiritual emblems and sacred objects.

Coming of Age: Second Service Sixth - Eighth Grade (Red Room)
“Do No Harm.” Exploring historic Unitarian Universalist influences in civil disobedience and social justice movements, today we examine alternatives to violence in creating social change. We make protest signs and think about causes we believe in strongly enough to take a stand.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU): Second Service High School (Senior Youth Room)
“Diverse Voices: The Heresies of Nondiscrimination and Inclusion.” Today we continue exploring UU heritage and identity in preparation for our trip to Boston. In the latter half of the 20th century, Unitarianism and Universalism began to explore merging into one denomination. We discover the major focus of the Unitarian Universalist Association to move beyond diversity of thought to become an inclusive religion welcoming all forms of diversity in our society.


April 2, 2017

Chalice Children: Pre-Kindergarten (Rainbow Room)
“Passover.” One of the spring holidays our church celebrates is Passover, the Jewish festival of freedom. Today we hear some of the fun things children do with their families on this special day, play games, and make a paper Seder plate.

Welcome Home: Five Kindergarten - Second Grade (Purple Room)
“Our Faith Home.” We continue exploring feelings about faith and community. We hear about the prophet Muhammad and how he strongly felt a connection to Mecca as his faith home. We explore some common values between Unitarian Universalism and Islam, sing songs, and move to poetry.

Stories of World Religions: Third - Fifth Grade (Orange Room)
"The End of Jesus’ Life." Unitarian Universalists believe that even though Jesus died, his teachings live on. We can still learn Jesus’ lessons about love, peace, and justice. Today we hear the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, learn about the symbol of the cross, and share bread together.

Neighboring Faiths: First Service Sixth - Tenth Grade (Red Room)
Visit to the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin Gurudwara. During today’s special visit, we hear about the Sikh religion, tour their place of worship, join in singing and prayers, and stay for lunch (langar).

Coming of Age: Second Service Sixth - Eighth Grade (Red Room)
“What Do We Have Faith In?” Today we explore what is of ultimate value to us and consider what to have faith in. We brainstorm ideas about faith and interview the Council of Elders about their own faith and ultimate values.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU): Second Service High School (Senior Youth Room)
“Fifth Dimension: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” Today we watch an episode from The Twilight Zone as a springboard for discussion of the dangers of prejudice and hysteria. The series’ creator, Rod Serling, was a Unitarian with a prophetic vision of totalitarianism, objectification, and bigotry that is as relevant today as it was in the early 1960s. What can we learn from this episode about today’s rampant prejudice and its mob mentality? How susceptible are people to manipulation and the search for a scapegoat? How can we help cut through propaganda to find the truth?


April 9, 2017

A service for all ages with the Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Maria O’Connor, and Carolou Nelsen.
“Be the Best You Can Be!” Join us for this special multigenerational service where we hear the story of “A Sparrow Named Stanley” and explore how we use our individual gifts to create a supportive community. Based upon the children’s book by Betty Sydow and illustrated by our own Carolou Nelsen, people of all ages gather through worship, song, and celebration to be the best we can be! No regular religious education sessions. Nursery care is available through age 4.


April 16, 2017

Chalice Children: Pre-Kindergarten (Rainbow Room)
Today we read The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown. We talk about spring and friends, and make some surprise egg cards.

Easter Group Religious Education (Gathering Area)
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade gather in the lower level for a special holiday education hour. We hear the story “Chicken Sunday,” in which two very different cultures comingle delightfully to create a very special Easter. We follow up with a “tea party” and make special holiday bonnets and hats.

Young people in grades six and above attend the worship service with their families.


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