Religious Education News
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.
Religious Education Curriculum for 2014 - 2015
We Serve, We Learn, We Sing: Our focus this year is on Unitarian Universalist Principles
Nursery Birth - 2 years
We have a professional caregiver provide childcare and supervised play for infants and toddlers in the nursery. As interested, children may participate in stories, music, and simple craft activities.
At the core of our Unitarian Universalist community are our seven Principles. The Principles encompass all the ingredients of a good and faith-filled life based on equality, freedom, peace, acceptance, truth, care, and love. This program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community. Beloved Communities of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.
First - Second Graders Treasure Hunting/ Fall ~ Signs of Our Faith/Spring
In Treasure Hunting, children explore the meaning behind each Unitarian Universalist principle through games, crafts, songs, and stories. In Signs of Our Faith children explore ritual practices of our faith from child dedications to befriending a new child at school. Through the concept of ritual, children discover evidence of their faith in everyday actions.
Third, Fourth, Fifth Graders Love Connects Us
This curriculum celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. We encourage one another's search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world.
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Graders Traditions with a Wink
This curriculum teaches an understanding of UU faith that can replace the vague “anything we want to” statement with: “We come from a long tradition of questioning and searching. We come from a long tradition of loving kindness and good works.” We have powerful stories and visions of hope. We will share them with our older children as they begin the process of shaping their own faith.
High School A Place of Wholeness
For many youth, especially those reared in Unitarian Universalist communities, the principles, values, and theologies of Unitarian Universalism are in their bones. A Place of Wholeness is an opportunity to examine their faith journeys to better understand themselves in the context of Unitarian Universalism.
Our Whole Lives Sexuality Program
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. Equips youth with knowledge, clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual and emotional aspects of sexuality. Offered in the winter/spring. Exact date and times TBD