We are pleased to offer many wonderful classes to our youngest congregants, with the help and guidance of many compassionate adults and youth, that stimulate the development of creative and critical thinking skills as they ponder some of life’s biggest questions: Who am I? To whom do I belong? What do I believe? Is what I believe moral and ethical? May we all engage in this important spiritual work together!

Children (Age 3 – 6th Grade)

Explorers 
9 am & 11 am – Age 3 (potty trained) to 1st Grade

The Wonderful Welcome curriculum engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives. We welcome not only strangers but family, our peers, our neighbors and even entities that are not people such as our animal friends and nature itself.

Pathfinders
9 am & 11 am  – 2nd  – 5th Grades
Signs of Our Faith guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, and supporting one another on our faith journeys. This program helps children understand the abstract concept of a ritual by naming rituals as signs of our faith. Through this concept, children discover evidence of their faith in everyday actions and are encouraged to ritualize or form into habit such traits as caring, welcoming, and making fair group decisions.

Middle School & Youth (6th Grade-High School)

Navigators – Middle School
10 am – 6th and 8th Grades
Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

This class will rotate every year – World Religions, Bible as Literature, and Western Religions

Seekers – High School
10 am – 9th – 12th Grades
This year, Seekers are delving into the rich history of Unitarian Univeralism, starting with its roots in early Judaism and tracing the evolution to what UUs are today.

This class will rotate topics each year – UU History, Topics in Religion, Roots of UUism in New England, etc.

Coming of Age
9th Grade and up
The UU Coming of Age program is roughly equivalent to other denominations’ confirmation. We encourage and support our youth as they clarify their beliefs. The youth are paired with adults who mentor them in their journey of developing awareness and service to others. This class is part of the Seekers class, but includes additional meetings with Mentors and writing a Faith Credo.

Volunteering

The success of our religious education program depends on the volunteer support of all of our congregants. We encourage everyone to become part of the excitement and learning that happens when our children get together in classes and activities. To volunteer in the RE program, sign up here.

If you have questions about our children’s classes or volunteering, contact Director of Religious Education.