Due to COVID 19 Shelter-in-Place orders, we have suspended on-site Sunday School classes for the remainder of the Sunday School year, May 3, 2020. We are exploring ways to offer programs and activiites over the summer. Please check back for updates.
Chalice Children provides a safe, play based structure for infants, toddlers and young children. Staffed by a team of three pre-school teachers, children enjoy a range of activities including games, outdoor play (seasonal), movement and yoga, individual and group play, as well as story time and snacks.
Summer Hours: 10:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. (June through August)
Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 9:45 a.m to 12:15 p.m. Class meets in Room A, 2nd Floor, RE Wing.
Fall/Winter (September 2019-January 2020)
Love Surrounds Us
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.
The program concentrates on the communities that are most recognizable to kindergartners and first graders—their Beloved Communities of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.
Winter/Spring (February-April 2020)
OWL (Our Whole Lives)\Supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Following a Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation (Date TBD), the 8 sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly HomeLink - a homework project for parents and children to do together. Promotes dialogue between parent and child. OWL Teachers have all completed a comprehensive training.
Classes meet 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Room B, RE Wing.
In Faithful Journeys, children will embark on a pilgrimage, exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. Children will hear historic and contemporary examples of Unitarian Universalist faith in action. Stories about real people living out their faith. Through stories, service, arts, and rituals, children discover the many different ways Unitarian Universalists, including themselves, can act on our beliefs to do good in the world
Classes meet 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room D, RE Wing
Fall/Winter (September-December 2019)
Traditions with a Wink
Traditions with a Wink explores our Unitarian Universalist history with interactive lessons and activities that engage children in learning about our faith tradition.
Winter/Spring (January-April 2020)
OWL (Our Whole Lives)
This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.
This comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness. OWL Teachers have completed a comprehensive training prior to teaching the class. The OWL curriculum was designed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and United Church of Christ. There will be a parent orientation prior to the start of the class.
Classes meet 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room C, RE Wing
Neighboring Faiths Communities
The Neighboring Faiths program invites youth to learn about other religions in their community, exploring the histories and faith development of different faith traditions. Participants plan their own program by choosing which religious groups to learn about, visit and relate to their own growing faith. Includes historical resources and tips for hosting guests, visiting other faiths, creating worship experiences and more.
Class meet 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thoreau Room, RE Wing. Neighboring Faiths class will participate in at least one monthly class outing each month.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age for 8th and 9th graders is a year-long program where youth expolore what it means to be Unitarian Universalist. Classes are interactive and experiential. In addition to class time, there are three COA weekend retreats where participants connect with other COA youth from around the district. The retreats include a ROPES course, a Street Retreat and a nature vigil. The program culminates with a youth led worship service in the spring.
Class meets 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Emerson Room, RE Wing
YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists)
YRUU is a youth-led program for high school age youth, supported by adult youth advisors. YRUU programs can include social justie activities, social outings, overnights, and district events. YRUU provides a safe space for youth to find support, explore questions and have fun.
Group meetings are held 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Fahs Room.
Art Exploration Sundays
Art Exploration Sundays
(held on 4th and occassional 5th Sundays)
Children and youth are invited to take part in our Art Exploration Sundays. Art Exploration is led by artists in our congregation. Classes include painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more.
Class meets 4th and occassional 5th Sundays of each month in the Art Room, RE Wing. There are no classes on December 22 and 29, and May 24 and 31.