Children & Youth Schedule
School-year (September 18 through May 14) Children and Youth Schedule
The 10:00 AM hour is our pre-service hour.
The 11:00 AM hour is the cornerstone of our program.
School-aged children begin with their families for the start of our Sunday worship service. We sing together and share a story, then children proceed to class with their teachers as guides.
Each month we’ll take part in:
Two Sundays of grade-level Unitarian Universalist curriculum.
Sunday School classes, led by our wonderful volunteer teachers, are learning communities in which we light a chalice, share our stories, and take part in games, crafts, and experiments.
Children’s Chapel – a monthly chapel time to encounter awe and wonder and discover our own agency for miracle-making (Room 108)
Action Days – Pre-K to Middle School work together on service projects as we practice living out our Unitarian Universalist values. We’re excited to include pocket prairie gardening this year, in addition to such traditions as the UNICEF Carnival and Souper Bowl of Caring.
Curricula Offered 2016-2017:
Preschool/Kindergarten: We Are Many, We Are One (Room 105)
This curriculum offers children the opportunity to learn about their religious community and its traditions as well as the freedom to discover and express their uniqueness. Our young children learn through relationship, with plentiful helpings of wonder and fun. Three and up
First to Fourth Grade: Moral Tales (Room 107)
Every day our children go forth into a complex world where they are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. Moral Tales attempts to uses stories to activate and inform children’s learning, providing them with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.
Fifth to Eight Grade: You the Digital Creator (Room 209)
Our world is changing nearly as fast as our teens are! The digital revolution brings new creative power that youth can use to shape their future lives. This program helps them understand and apply their new power in positive ways with empathy, critical thinking, and working from their core Unitarian Universalist values.
Eighth Grade: Coming of Age 10 AM (Room 207)
Over the course of a year, youth gather for dynamic workshops, retreats, and justice projects. With mentors and guides, participants explore what they find meaningful and how to build a spiritual “toolkit” to help them face the joys, sorrows, wonders, and challenges of being human. The program culminates with a Sunday service where each youth shares their credo, a statement of their beliefs and values.
High School (Room 208)
Our high school youth work with their adult advisers to plan their calendar, incorporating UU curricula, video and current event discussion, as well as games and opportunities to bond and restore spirits amidst hectic teenage lives.