Elementary and Middle School
About the Tapestry of Faith RE Program
Chalice uses the Tapestry of Faith Religious Education Program in Kindergarten through fifth grade classes. This curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association to support discussions and activities that nurture UU identity and principles.
Kindergarten and First Grade: Tapestry of Faith
The kindergarten and first grade program guides children as they develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. They begin to identify intangible gifts such as friendship, fairness and hospitality. Activities center on the love they feel in community.
Second and Third Grade: Tapestry of Faith
The religious education program in the second and third grades guides children to make choices and take actions that reflect their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values. The Unitarian Universalist Sources are the basis as they seek answers and learn that questioning is valued in Unitarian Universalism.
Fourth and Fifth Grade: Tapestry of Faith
The curriculum in fourth and fifth grade reinforces the qualities of Unitarian Universalism such as integrity, courage and love as tools they can use in their daily lives. The importance of community and responsibility towards one another to improve our world is a focus in discussions and activities. Participants experience their own power and understand how it can help them to be leaders.
Middle School (Grades Six to Eight): You the Creator
“You the Creator” program offers experiences and ideas for Middle School youth to develop their creativity to become a visionary force in the world. Participants have a mix of concrete and abstract ideas while being immersed in active participation. Classes are filled with music and meditation with a focus on the creative process.