|9:30||Religious education classes for all ages|
|10:30||Parent/Guardians pick up preschool-5th grade children from class. Students 6th grade and above will be released when their class ends.|
Children ages 4 and up attend worship with family.
Children ages 3 and under may be taken to the nursery or attend Worship with parent.
|11:15||Children 5th grade and below who are registered for the playground are released from the service after Teaching Time for activities in Jefferson Bldg and Playground.* Children of all ages are always welcome to stay in Worship with family.|
|12:15||Please pick up all children promptly before you go to Coffee Hour so that the volunteers can enjoy Coffee hour as well.|
|12:30||Various programs, such as Coming of Age or Our Whole Lives sexuality education are often offered after church.|
* Several times throughout the year we will have Intergenerational services which are carefully planned to appeal to the entire church community. The playground is closed during these services so that everyone may enjoy the service, though there will be childcare for the very youngest children (0-3).
June 19-August 28, classes for grades five and below take place during the 11 am worship hour, with children attending the first part of the service. Playground/free play is offered during the 9:30 – 10:30 am hour. Middle-and high-school classes maintain their year-round schedule: class 9:30-10:30, attend worship service at 11.
Monthly schedule (September through May)
Our religious education program for children and youth uses a flexible format called Way Cool Sunday School. Instead of having a “sit still and listen” class every week, we vary our class structure and offer programming that appeals to children with different interests and learning styles. The schedule can take some getting used to, for parents at least, but this model keeps our programming interesting and our children engaged.
|First Sunday||Second Sunday||Third Sunday||Fourth Sunday||Fifth Sunday|
|Social Action Sunday||
Fourth Source Sunday
|Youth group (M2U)|
|Youth group (YRUU)|
First Sunday of the month — Sources Sunday and Youth groups
This year children from kindergarten through fifth grade will explore our first source, “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and sustain life.” Our curriculum will be drawn from the Tapestry of Faith curriculum, Miracles, “an eight-session program, designed for a wide age span of children, which provides a prolonged encounter with awe and wonder with frequent opportunities for scientific exploration. Through stories from our Unitarian Universalist Sources and hands-on activities, children engage in defining and discerning the miraculous and discover their own agency for miracle-making.” For more information about our principles and sources, click here.
Second through fifth Sundays of the month
Preschool class meets every Sunday. K-1 class meets every Sunday except the first and fifth. Children and youth from 2nd grade through high school use the following schedule:
Second and third Sundays of the month — Classroom Sundays
Children and youth from 2nd grade through high school meet in their classrooms. On these two “class days,” we use the curricula described here.
Fourth Sunday of the month — Social Action Sunday
Children from 2nd grade through high school plan and carry out social action projects with their age groups as we seek to give our children and youth the tools to live out their beliefs.
Fifth Sunday of the month — Celebration Sunday
Children from kindergarten through fifth grade will explore world faiths and cultures, as well as our own, through learning about and celebrating world holidays. Middle– and high-school youth groups meet.