Children & Youth Schedule
School-year (September 15 through May 17) 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.
Each month we’ll have a common focus for all, shared in sermons, classes, and between Sundays.
Children join 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.
Our program is a mix of:
Sunday School classes using 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.
All-ages Worship – the second Sunday of each month is a fully multigenerational service, helping children learn the rhythms of worship and holding us all in community.
Special Events – Homecoming Sunday (September), Souper Bowl of Caring (February), Gardening Days, etc.
Curricula Offered 2019-2020:
Preschool/Kindergarten: Creating Home (Room 105)
We explore the homes and habits of animals as children develop a sense of home (both their physical homes and church home) as a place of belonging.
First to Fourth Grade: Faithful Journeys (Room 107)
A yearlong pilgrimage of story and personal development, helping children to recognize their agency to act faithfully as Unitarian Universalists
Fifth to Eighth Grade: Heeding the Call (Room 209)
How do we bring our UU values into our daily lives and use them to create a better world? Real-life strategies for change, and the opportunity for the group to choose a project in the second semester, plus a monthly session to go deeper in our theme
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)
Popcorn Theology and Sharing – using movies and dialogue to investigate our monthly focus, as well as days for crafts or games. In the Spring we’ll plan a worship service together.