Babies and children under three are welcome in the nursery from 10:15 to 11:45. In addition wiggly children under 5 are welcome to play in the nursery on Sundays when we have a family service.
Spirit Play is a Montessori inspired religious exploration technique allowing children to find their own answers to life’s great questions. By allowing time for free expression and allowing the children to explore the stories on their own level Spirit Play lives the UU values of freedom of thought and truth seeking.The children will learn about our 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles (in Spirt Play terminology "Promises"):
Respect all People
Offer fair and kind treatment to all
Yearn to learn and accept yourself and others
Grow by exploring what is true and right in life
Believe and act on your ideas
Insist on a peaceful, fair and free world for all
Value the earth, our home, that we share with all living things.
Spirit Play is a Montessori inspired religious exploration technique allowing children to find their own answers to life’s great questions. By allowing time for free expression and allowing the children to explore the stories on their own level Spirit Play lives the UU values of freedom of thought and truth seeking.
In this class the children will hear sources stories that relate to our 6 Unitarian Universalist Sources.
Grade 2-Grade 3: Faithful Journeys
(Room 5)Faithful Journeys is a Tapestry of Faith curriculum from the UUA designed for grades 2-3. Children will go on a pilgrimage, exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into their life choices and everyday actions.
The children learn about the seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
Grade 5 - Grade 6: Jesus and his Kingdom of Equals
(Booth and Morgan rooms (behind Unity Hall))
Jesus and his Kingdom of Equals is an interdenominational curriculum for children in grades 4 through 7. The objective of this curriculum is to give the children a comprehensive view of the life and teachings of Jesus as a great spiritual leader. The emphasis is on his teachings and ministry and not his role as the Son of God. The miracles are discussed but in a way that asks the children to think how the miracle might have really happened. For example, the miracle of the loaves and fishes (Jesus feeding the five thousand) could have been because Jesus inspired everyone to share the food that they had brought. The objective is to inspire the children to live lives where all are cared for and respected, and where we work to create the Kingdom of God here on earth rather than in heaven.
Grade 7 - Grade 8: D'oh God (the Simpsons)
(Room 1 Mirick Classroom)
The objective of this curriculum is to help the youth consider differing religious beliefs and ways in which our faith can help us understand our questions, seek answers, and deal with issues in our lives. The youth will learn how differing faith traditions respond to important theological and ethical issues, understand ways in which the right of conscience calls us to do what’s right, even if there are possible negative consequences, examine how our choices affect others around us as well as ourselves and explore how religious concepts are related to perspective and point of view.