What does Sunday look like for young people?
Our entire congregation starts the Sunday service together, in the main sanctuary. One of the first elements is the Story for All Ages, and all keiki are invited to sit on the rug at the front of the church. After the story, the congregation sings the children upstairs to attend a unifying mindfulness and singing portion followed by classes by grade (s). Parents are welcome to join their children for any portion of the program. Please pick up your child from their classroom at 11:15. We also offer infant/toddler care from 9:45-11:15 so that parents may share time with others before and after the Service.
Please register your child/family for access to the programs:
INFANTS AND TODDLER Care: 6 WEEKS TO 3 YEARS (9:45AM - 11:15AM)
Babies and toddlers are kept safe and happy with loving care. Our nursery room is a warm and welcoming place staffed by professional childcare providers. Toddlers are often engaged in activities related to the Keiki Program and the music conducted in the Keiki RE.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMmING
Children are free to move for a bit as we sing and become present with each other. We have a brief individual check in and share in a mindfulness or breathing exercise together.
Keiki Program (10:30 -11:15)
Each Sunday youth ages 6-12 will meet and discover sessions structured around the Unitarian Universalist Principles, Faithful Journeys demonstrates that our Principles are not a dogma, but a credo that indviduals can affirm with many kinds of action. Over the course of the program, children discover a unity of faith in the many different way Unitarian Universalists, including themselves, can act on our beliefs.
For Fall 2016 (August-December), we return to a more structured program. Each class is led by two trained volunteers and teaches material. The classes are fun, dynamic, and educational!
- Preschool (Chalice Children & We Are Many, We Are One curriculum)
- Gr. K-6+ (Tapestry of Faith Unitarian curriculum)
Grades 6 and up are able to participate in one of two options each Sunday (as well as staying for the main Service): they may join the Teen Popcorn Theology in the Fred Harper Room, or join the upstairs oldest keiki class.
The Popcorn Theology curricula uses movies and film to start discussions about ethics, spirituality, individuality, community, purpose, and UU principles.
Volunteers are always welcomed, and are required to complete a volunteer training. Please contact the Director of RE at: email@example.com