Religious Education (RE) for Children
Everything we do is Faith Formation. Everything we teach is Unitarian Universalism. The Congregation is the Curriculum. ~ Connie Goodbread
All children and youth must be registered for Religious Education in order to participate. Please CLICK HERE to register.
Parents/Guardians are asked to register their children so that our Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Religious Exploration Leaders have important health information, such as food allergies, and current parent/guardian contact numbers for all of our families. You may register here: RE Registration
Sometimes parents prefer for their children to attend worship along with them. Sometimes youth prefer to attend worship rather than participate in the youth class.
Sometimes parents or youth sing in the choir, serve as ushers or worship leaders, or fill another volunteer role. We support the different ways in which you or your youth choose to participate at the Fellowship on Sunday mornings. Please talk with Director of Congregational Life, Caron Armstrong or Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Pam Lepley, if you would like to discuss volunteer roles or program offerings.
Families may find the following information helpful as you prepare for worship and your youth consider the different options for participating on Sunday mornings.
2023-2024 Program Year
Nursery: Infants through 4 years old
Children under the age of five will meet in the Murray Room with nursery staff Amelia and Katherine. Drop off begins at 10:15 a.m.* and children should be picked up no later than noon. Nursery Staff have been vaccinated for Covid. Masks are optional at the Fellowship at this time.
At times when our Nursery Staff are off for holidays or sickness, parents and guardians are asked to serve as Caregivers during Sunday morning hours. Current schedules are posted on the classroom door.
Please dress children in weather appropriate play clothes and send necessary supplies such as diapers and a bottle or sippy cup. While the nursery age children will primarily be cared for indoors, staff may opt to go outside if weather permits.
*Parents who have a volunteer role requiring their presence in the Fellowship or those participating in Adult Faith Formation programs such as the Forum or YoUUngish meetings may drop off their children as early as 8:50 a.m. provided that nursery staff are available and ready.
K-5th Grade: We Believe
Learning and Living Our Unitarian Universalist Principles
Through stories, activities, and short discussions, Children and Leaders will explore the current 7 UU Principles and the proposed 8th Principle. As we move through this year of discernment about language shifts from Principles to Values, the class will make connections between the two, with a focus on Love which is at the center of everything. We Believe is designed intentionally for wide age-range groups of children. This class meets in the Emerson/Thoreau Rooms.
6th-8th Grade Games and Conversation
Middle school youth are invited to get to know one another through games and conversation in the Library several times each month. A schedule is posted in the Library on the Dry Erase Board and is also available by request. On alternate Sundays youth are invited to participate in Worship or serve in one of several volunteer roles.
Senior High Youth Group
9th-12th Grade Youth are invited to gather in the Anthony Room during the Religious Education and Worship hour on Sunday mornings. Joy I. and Ann S. are the Youth Group Facilitators this year and will work collaboratively with the youth to pursue programs of interest.
A Youth Group schedule will be posted on the bulletin board in the Anthony Room. It is also available by request. Please direct questions to the UU Youth Team at email@example.com
Do you receive periodic group email updates from our Director of Religious Education? If not, email Pam Lepley to be put on the announcement list.
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