We’ve wrapped up yet another term of religious education classes for our children and youth. Please thank these wonderful people who personify the love that is our church by spending their time and energy with our young people.
As typical at this time of year, we need more teachers for the upcoming term. We’ve got wonderful classes lined up for winter and spring — click through on the links to see more specific information on each class.
Preschool — Spirit Play
Spirit Play is a program developed by Unitarian Universalists to help our youngest children find the religious language and story to live into their own answers to critical questions about life and purpose. The program uses a Montessori-inspired format that includes a prepared environment, stories, wondering questions, and the freedom for children to chose their own “work.” We are thrilled to be bringing this approach back to HUUC this year!
Kindergarten & 1st Grade – Creating Home
Creating Home Curriculum on UUA.org
This program helps children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith, speaking of home as a place of belonging and exploring the roles each of us play in the homes where we live. It introduces the concept of a “faith home” — our congregation — which offer us joys, protections, and responsibilities.
2nd & 3rd Grades — Moral Tales
Moral Tales curriculum on UUA.org
Participants embark on a pilgrimage of faith, exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. Moral Tales uses stories as a base to provide children with spiritual and ethical tools to make choices and take actions that reflect their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.
4th & 5th Grades — Sing to the Power
Sing to the Power curriculum on UUA.org
Affirming our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love,” this program guides participants to experience their own power and understand how their faith helps them become leaders.
6th, 7th, & 8th Grades — Families
Families curriculum on UUA.org
What is a family? What does a family do? Who defines family? This twelve-session program provides avenues for in-depth exploration of the diversity, commonality, and meaning of families. The program combines a photo-documentary project with sessions that engage participants in deconstructing and reconstructing the notion of family.
2016 was a great year. 2017 will be even better! Won’t you join us?
Rev. Leslie Woodward
Assistant Minister for Religious Education