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RE Classes


UCBR Summer 2016


Religious Education Program


June 5 - August 7

Little Sundays of Surprises (Ages 3-K) 9:30 am: Dr. Seuss and the Unitarian Universalists – Children explore fun, engaging, and age-appropriate Dr. Seuss stories and related activities Children. This curriculum nurtures our young children’s early connection to our Unitarian Universalist community.

 Big Sundays of Surprises (Grades 1-6, 9:30 am) Our older class at 9:30 will continue with the Timeless Themes: Stories from the Hebrew and Christian Biblesprogram.

 Sparks Preschool (Ages 3-4, 11:15 am) – Our youngest class at 11:15 am continues with the curriculum Story Time, a curriculum based on children’s literature.

  Flames (Grades K-1, 11:15 am) – The Flames class begins a new Tapestry of Faith curriculum, World of Wonder. This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development.

 Blazes (Grades 2-5, 11:15 am) – The Blazes class begins a new Tapestry of Faith curriculum, Signs of Our Faith: Being UU Everyday. This curriculum presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Children examine how their lives do and can exhibit these traits and values, and come to understand that their faith is a living faith whose histories and teachings are fortifications for living faithfully in a complex world.

 Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7, 11:15 am) – The Questioners class begins a new Tapestry of Faith curriculum: Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker. Youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders.

 Passages (Grades 8-9, 11:15 am) - The Passages Class continues with the Coming of Ageprogram. This program addresses changes in youth’s spiritual and faith development, and encourages them to grow more confident in their beliefs and deeper in their Unitarian Universalist faith.

 Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 10-12, 11:15 am) – Our oldest class at 11:15 has chosen a new curriculum for the winter/spring, Principled Music uses popular music from the 1960s through the present a wide variety of social justice topics. After listening to selected songs on a topic, the class uses the lyrics of the songs as a launching point. Students are encouraged to bring their own examples of songs on the social justice topic    under discussion.