Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
Because we believe in learning by doing, a most important part of our religious education is participation, with all ages, in the first part of regular worship services. Then during Sunday school, young people learn and play with people their own age. Feel free to ask Sunday school teachers what they did this week. If you would like to review curriculum materials that are not online, please call Dan Harper.
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) — Loving and safe care with our professional child care providers. Children who are over 3 and toilet-trained may go to Red class (if your 3-year-old is not yet toilet-trained, they may be in the class as long as you are on call via cell phone if toileting is necessary). To meet our child care providers, click here.
- Red group (3 and 4 year olds), 2018-2019 — We Are Many, We Are One is a curriculum to introduce young children to age-appropriate diversity concepts in a supportive setting.
- Yellow group (gr. K-1), 2018-2019 — In the fall, the Creating Home curriculum helps children develop a sense of home. In early winter, children learn about feminist god-images using the story book Hide and Seek with God. Late winter brings the wider religious world with stories from Picture Book World Religions.
- Green group (grades 2-3), 2018-2019 — This group begins with Spirit of Adventure to learn about Unitarian Universalist values through fun activities. In early winter, Timeless Themes presents stories from the Hebrew Bible (Torah). In late winter, From Long Ago introduces stories from other religious traditions.
- Blue group (grades 4-5), 2018-2019 — In the fall, the group will explore social justice using In Our Hands. In early winter, they will learn more about liberal interpretations of Jesus with Kingdom of Equals. In late winter, the class uses Greek Myths to delve deeply into a few key myths.
- For middle school (gr. 6-8) in 2018-2019, there is a choice of two different classes:
- Purple group: Ecojustice (grade 6-8) — This is a project-based program that includes projects relating to environmental justice and nature study. Projects may include urban/suburban gardening, creating habitat for non-human organisms, learning how to cook outdoors, and studying environmental justice heroes like Rachel Carson and Cesar Chavez. There will be different projects each year, and this class may be repeated.
- Purple group: Neighboring Faith Communities (mostly grades 7-8) — This middle school group will visit other places of worship, typically beginning with another UU congregation, moving through Jewish and Christian groups, and ending up with non-Western religions. Participants go on 5-6 field trips during the year, and sometimes have guest speakers from other faith traditions. There will be different field trips each year, and this class may be repeated.