Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.
1st-4th Grades: Toolbox of Faith: Power (Hammer)
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.— Indira Gandhi
I became convinced that non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. — Martin Luther King, Jr., Autobiography
The hammer symbolizes power. In this session, there are opportunities to reflect on the power each of us has to work for good. Sometimes, when we see injustice, we can feel powerless to change it. We sometimes feel that the real power resides with an authority outside ourselves, such as the government. Yet, in fact we can find our own power and use it for good. This session explores the power to seek truth, the power to question authority or the status quo, the power to speak out against injustice, and the power to band together with others who share our values and goals to make a difference for what is good and just.
5th-8th Grades: Jesus & His Kingdom of Equals: The Boy Jesus and His World
Insights students will learn include: More about the land of ancient Palestine, The religion of the people, and what traveling was like in that day; As a boy, Jesus probably attended religious services and possibly school in his home town and, when he was older, traveled to Jerusalem and visited the great Temple there; Jesus had a sense of mission, even as a young boy, which commanded the attention of the most respected teachers and; even while we are young, we are capable of thoughtful and serious ideas that deserve other people's attention and respect
9th – 12th Grades
The senior high youth group meets at regular time, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers. The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.
Coming of Age Mentor-Youth Meeting — 12:45-2 p.m.
A young adult group for ages 18-35 meets biweekly in the Youth Room on alternating Sundays and Tuesdays! We use the UU curriculum “Finding Your Path” by Michael Tino to explore who we are and where our passion and the needs of the world intersect in order to live a more meaningful life.
Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2016-17.
Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.