Kindergarten and First Grade: Love Surrounds Us
Love Surrounds Us In this curriculum, children are introduced to the UU Principles. This program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school and neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community. They will meet upstairs in the RE office during the 9:00 service, after the “Story” portion of the service.
Second and Third Grade: Love Will Guide Us
In the Love Will Guide Us program, participants learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love. Together we ask questions such as, “Where did we come from?” “What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?” “How can we respond with love, even in bad situations?” “What happens when you die?” Sessions apply wisdom from our Sources to help participants answe these questions. Participants will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers. They will meet in the Cottage during the 9:00 service, after the “Story” portion of the service.
Fourth and Fifth Grade: Love Connects Us
Our older elementary group will participate in Love Connects Us. The sessions explore our legacy, from both Universalism and Unitarianism, of living our connections in loving service, inquiry, and action for social justice. At the same time, the program builds active participants in our faith. Children learn how our actions create a new heritage of connecting in love that will shape the faith of future generations. They will meet in the music office during the 9:00 am service, after the “Story” portion of the service.