October 8 Children’s Religious Education

Religious Education Classes this week, October 8

All classes will begin with introductions this Sunday.
The school year Religious Education program will include the following classes:
Pre-Kindergarten: Celebrating Me and My World. This Unitarian Universalist curriculum is for preschoolers. It begins by celebrating the wondrous qualities of children themselves and extends outwards to the things and people around them. This program provides preschoolers with experiences and opportunities to grow in their sense of trust and caring and to develop their self-identity and their sense of connectedness with all life.
Kindergarten-Second Grade: Spirit Play.  Based on the Montessori method, and drawing on a “morning-as-worship” model, Spirit Play embraces multi-age grouping, self-directed learning, creative expression, multiple learning styles, cooperation and respect within a classroom community, the sacred mystery of life, and a commitment to freedom in spiritual exploration.   Through story, wondering, and creative art response, children make meaning of the language of our faith and life’s questions. This year’s selection of stories focused on UU Sources.
Third-Fifth Grade: Love Connects Us.  Love Connects Us celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. We encourage one another’s search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world.
Middle School: Building Bridges. Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.