We are excited to welcome you to our 2020-20201 Sunday School program. This year, our classes will meet online. On the 1st Sunday of the month there will be a virtual class. 2nd Sundays, classes will meet for a Social Hour and Games. On 3rd Sundays, children and youth will receive a fun padlet (interactive bulletin board) with a variety of activities, resources, and more. On 4th Sundays, we'll offer a community-based arts class, open to ages 5 and up. Our classes are led by paid Lead Teachers and supported by parent volunteers.
UUSF is here to support your family's spiritual growth by creating welcoming, spiritually engaging and fun experiences for all ages. We recognize that parents are a child's primary spiriutal educator and hope that our programs will help you in your role. We welcome all families. And commit ourseles to the work of anti-racism, in ourselves, our classrooms, and our church community.
If you have questions, please be in touch. To regsiter, click on the registration link, located at the bottom of each class description.
Join Lead Teacher Sarah Beth for Chalice Children. On 1st Sundays of the month, Sarah Beth will host a virtual gathering where kids can enjoy time together, sharing stories, playing some games, singing, movement, and more. On 2nd Sundays, Sarah Beth will record a story time video to share with families. Bring your favorite fuzzies and let's play.
One of the most important gifts we can share is helping people feel welcome and cared for. This year, our 1st and 2nd graders will explore the many gifts they have to share, like friendship, hospitality, kindness and caring. Each month, on 1st Sundays, we'll open up the Wonder Box to see what gift awaits us. Through story, arts, games and conversation, we will discover our very own intangible gifts, and how to share them with others.
Pack your backpack and join for a virtual nature adventure! Each month we’ll take a different virtual journey, examining the wonders of the natural world. Using a range of tools, we’ll explore nature’s workings, and how nature plays a role in many spiritual and religious traditions. We'll reflect on how our experiences of nature can open our hearts and deepen the spirit. Fun and games, adventure, sharing, and (safe) connection with nature and community abound!
Join the Crossroads class where we will become story gatherers. Using NPR's Story Corps curriculum as a framework we will explore interview tools and create an inviting space for story sharing through games, a shared Padlet, and video chats. The Crossroads class will interview guests and be the curators of a library of stories for the community. So, story gatherer, what are the stories that you have to share? What are the stories you want to hear? Meet me at the Crossroads and we will explore them together.
This year our 7th and 8th graders will embark on an adventure through inspiring stories from 9 books. The class will be part "Book Club", part activism, part personal journey. We will explore empathy, courage, joy, and perseverance. What does it mean to work for change in our communities and the world? Topics include: Native Peoples, Voter Suppression, Antiracism, Japanese American Internment Camps, the Civil rights movement, history of the fight for women's rights, stories about Muslim American Youth, and Queer History. We will take this journey together as a class and with our families.
YRUU is a youth-led program for high school age youth, supported by adult youth advisors. YRUU provides a safe space for youth to find support, explore questions, engage in social justice activities, and have fun.
Art Exploration Sundays: A Drop-InCommunity Arts Class (4th and occassional 5th Sundays)
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Arts Exploration will bring different artists to lead a workshop including musicians, fine artists and more. No registration required. Class descriptions and links to the zoom meetings will be published in the weekly Explorer and Flame.