2017-2018 Curriculum

Preschool (3 and 4 year olds):  Chalice Children -  Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. Early childhood is filled with curiosity and wonder. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Chalice Children can help set a pattern for the rest of their lives and bring lasting benefits. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/chalicechildren

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: Creating Home - This program helps children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. Together with their group, they will ask questions about the purpose of having a home and the functions a home serves, for us as humans and for other animals. The program speaks of home as a place of belonging and explores the roles each of us play in the homes where we live. The program introduces the concept of a "faith home" - our congregation - which shares some characteristics with a family home. Like a family home, a faith home offers its members certain joys, protections, and responsibilities. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/home

3rd through 7th Grade: Harry and UU - Based on the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling, books that immerse children in the idea that one can work to make the world better, the main purpose of the curriculum is social action. Students will focus on several social action issues while having fun with the wizarding theme!

8th through 12th Grade: Teen Program  -  We will be rotating through several class formats, based on requests from the teens. One week will find students in topical discussions, including participating with Quest. Another week they’ll be doing youth group activities. The third week, they’ll attend the entire worship service, and the next, they’ll discuss the service and create and complete a service project of their choosing.