Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
Sunday Programs for Families
Because we believe in learning by doing, an 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, and if you would like to review any of the curriculum materials we are using, please call Dan Harper.
9:30 Sunday morning, September through early March
- 3 and 4 year olds (Red Class), 2016-2017 — We Are Many, We Are One is a curriculum to introduce young children to age-appropriate diversity concepts in a supportive setting.
- Grades K-1 (Yellow Class), 2016-2017 — 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.
- Grades 2-3 (Green Class), 2016-2017 — 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.
- Grades 4-5 (Blue Class), 2016-2017 — 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. N.B.: Due to the large number of 4th and 5th graders in 2016-2017, there will be two sections of Blue group, both using the same curriculum.
- Middle School (gr. 6-8), there is a choice of two different classes:
- Violet group: Ecojustice (grade 6-8), 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 — This is a project-based program that includes projects relating to environmental justice, nature study, and campcraft. Projects may include urban/suburban farming and 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 (grades 7-8) — This middle school group will visit other places of worship, beginning with another UU congregation, moving through Jewish and Christian groups, and ending up with non-Western religions. Participants go on 6-8 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.