Religious Education News
RE "It's What We Do Together"
I was driving home from church when I saw a billboard for the Irish Festival. The festival logo was followed by the words, It's What We Do Together. That's it! I thought. That's what religious education in community is all about. It's about all of us working together to nurture the spiritual lives, and broaden the perspectives of our children. It takes parents to bring their children to church, volunteers who prepare lessons, welcome children, and work to make the time at church special, the larger church community providing the space and staffing for the program, and the children entering with open hearts and minds to explore the themes and stories of the day. We as a community make this happen by the work we do together. As we begin this new church year, it is my hope and prayer that we will continue to work together to provide an engaging and transformative environment for our children, volunteers, and families.
Blessings, Rev. Joyce
Religious Education at Unitarian Church North will:
- Give your child a safe place in which to discover and develop his or her spiritual and personal identity.
- Invite your child into our sanctuary for intergenerational worship opportunities.
- Teach your child what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.
- Offer your child a chance to learn about world religions.
- Encourage your child to develop friendships and identity within his or her peer group.
- Offer youth group and social action activities beyond the RE classrooms.
- Give your child an opportunity to learn in a creative environment.
- Promote fun!
Religious Education Curriculum for 2013 - 2014
NEW this year: First Sunday Worship, one service. UCN will revivie a tradition of worship and fellowship on the first Sunday of the month. Children will attend Children's Chapel during the service, followed by games and playtime. We hope this will become a time of fun and fellowship for all ages.
Our Middle School group, 6th, 7th and 8th graders will particpate in the popular Neighboring Faiths Curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and visit other communities of faith.
Our Senior High group will work with Popcorn Theology, a movie-based curriculum that uses popular films to discuss moral and spiritual issues.