Unitarian Universalist Promises and Sources underly all programming for children. We believe in creating sacred spaces for our young people. Our inviting, nurturing curriculum and rooms help children and youth relax, create community and worship together.
Childcare for infants and toddlers is offered at services.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
On the 4th Sunday of every month we will have the children participate in worship for an intergenerational service in the sanctuary. The 4th Sunday can be a good time to have your whole family visit.
3 year olds to 3rd Graders - Spirit Play
Spirit Play is a Montessori-based program that teaches children about Unitarian Universalist promises and sources, history, and liturgy through storytelling and play. The Spirit Play classroom is a special, child centered place to be together to discover the spirit of love and mystery that some people call God. Children discover their own answers to the existential questions: Where did we come from? What are we doing here? How do we choose to live our lives? What happens when we die? Core stories of our faith are presented with special props and then children make meaning through wondering and art. A spiritual community is created that supports multiple learning styles and a wide range of ages. For more information visit: http://www.spiritplay.net/BackgroundMaterials.html
4th to 6th graders - UU Explorers
The UU Explorers class is a lesson and activity based class in which the children learn about and explore Unitarian Universalism, our Judeo-Christian heritage and World Religions. They also learn about how music and art enrich and inspire our Unitarian Universalist faith. Guest speakers, field trips and audio-visual experiences enhance the children’s class.
Coming of Age Program
The goal of Coming of Age is to help youth better appreciate Unitarian Universalism, their own beliefs and values, and how these intersect. It will enable them to grasp what it means to belong to a congregation so that they may be more informed members. It will help participants recognize that as they grow and change, there is still a place for them in their faith home; a new place, full of fresh opportunities and responsibilities.
Parents and children check in at the Children & Youth Welcome Table and then proceed directly to Fleishman Hall, located on the north side of the basement. Fleishman Hall is open for drop off at 10:15am and. Pick up your child immediately following the service in his or her classroom.
All of the children start the morning together for an opening worship and then break out into their classes. The children’s worship is similar to the start of the adult worship and helps our young people feel comfortable when they join their parents for intergenerational worship services in the sanctuary.
An offertory basket is passed around and the young people blow in a wish or put money in the basket. At the end of the year the children decide where to donate the money. Half goes to a project at the church and half goes to an outside organization.
Ringing chimes for silent meditation and holding hands during children’s worship.
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Last Updated on Dec. 1, 2009