RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (RE) PROGRAM 2017-18
Nursery CareNEW HOURS every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room 4 for infants to 5 years old. Please bring any necessary items for your child. Pick-up is promptly at 1p.m. This year the children in this group will participate in a UUA Tapestry of Faith Curricula titled Chalice Children which includes activities such as lighting a chalice, singing songs, story time and creating crafts. To read more visit http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/chalicechildren.
RE Classes 2017-18
Our Religious Exploration Program is expanding, and we will be offering RE classes in three different age groups this year.
RE Curricula for Children up to 5 years old (Room 4) UUA Tapestry of Faith Curricula titled Chalice Children. This curriculum exposes young children to traditions in the Unitarian Universalist faith such as, lighting the chalice, the beauty of nature and exploring feelings in a developmentally appropriate way including wonder and awe. Children will experience this through play, song, story, crafts and circle time while under the care of loving adult teachers. View the entire curriculum by clicking this link http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/chalicechildren.
RE Curricula for Children Ages 6-12 (Room 3) UUA Tapestry of Faith Curricula Titled Riddle and Mystery Author Richard S. Kimball suggests that the purpose of Riddle and Mystery is to assist middle schoolers in their own search for understanding. Each of the 16 sessions introduces and processes a Big Question. The first three echo Paul Gauguin’s famous triptych: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The next 10, including Does God exist? and What happens when you die?, could be found on almost anyone’s list of basic life inquiries. The final three are quintessentially Unitarian Universalist: Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me? View the entire curriculum by clicking this link http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/riddle.
RE Curricula for Teens Ages 13-19 (Room 11)
UUA Tapestry of Faith Curricula Titled Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker
Authors Jodi Tharan and Nicole Bowmer describe Heeding the Call as a social justice curriculum that not only explores oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution. True stories of courage, sacrifice and collaboration, role-plays, games, and a program-long justice project will feed youth’s rising realization that as people of faith we are all called to love justice—not just with our words, but also with our deeds. View the entire curriculum by clicking on this link http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/youth/call.
To register your child for one of these programs, please visit the RE Registration table in the breezeway from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 10.