Covid-19 Notice: We are returning to programming after being online for an extended period of time due to Covid-19. We have services every week in the Sanctuary and coffee hour following the service. Please look for notices in the e-news or on the dry erase board in the Narthex about whether or not we have nursery and RE programs available on any given Sunday. We are short staffed in our volunteer area and have decided to focus our efforts on returning to full programming in the fall. Please know children and youth are always welcome in our Sanctuary for services or in the Fellowship hall where we live stream the service for those who want more distance. Masks are required for the Sanctuary and RE classes.
We begin each week in the Sanctuary before being sung out to our RE classes.
Every participant is asked to register for Religious Exploration so we have important information about your child and can best serve their needs.
Nursery Care – Babies thru Pre-school
Our nursery provides story time, supervised play, and helps our children feel a sense of belonging and connection. Nursery is staffed with employees as well as volunteers.
Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade
We offer two classes for this age group, both using the curriculum, Spirit Play. This is a Montessori based curriculum which centers around a story teaching Unitarian Universalist values, then offers the children the opportunity to choose their work. It was Maria Montessori who coined the phrase, “play is the work of childhood”. Children choose from manipulates, story baskets, and art supplies to digest the story or work with the value in a creative expression. You can read more about the curriculum here.
4th & 5th Grade
We offer a Bible based class for this age group, drawing from the curriculum Bibleodeon. Children are taught to engage with bible stories as part of our heritage. The curriculum offers thoughtful, intelligent engagement with the stories, leaving room for belief and doubt. We focus on the cultural relevance of the Bible and the moral messages found in the stories covered in the curriculum. Each session is a lively rendition of play theater, storytelling, investigative discovery, or reader’s theater. We bring the children into the story in a way to help them make meaning of these tales.