2020-2021 School Year (Virtual)
Our children’s religious education (RE) programs this year are all online!
As of November 2020, RE Programming for pre-K through Grade 8 is as follows:
- All Sunday morning worship services when we don’t have children’s chapel will be multi-gen services (all ages)
- Resources such as discussion topics and activities will be sent to families periodically throughout the month to help support the monthly theme.
- Preschool and elementary classes will combine to have Children’s Chapel once per month (typically around the 1st Sunday of the month). The format will be very similar to RE; all will continue to pull resources from the same thematic Soul Matters Curriculum. Chapel time may include a chalice lighting, sharing of joys and concerns, stories, meditation, discussion and reflection.
- Jr UUth will have a monthly check-in, discussion question, and games.
- We will continue to host family game nights for all ages.
Sr UUth (Grades 9-12) 11:30-1:00
Soul Matters (On the Road & Social Justice Sunday). The Sr. UUth group will pull resources from the youth Soul Matters thematic packet called, “On The Road.” As we have in previous years, we will also have Volunteer Sunday during days with Multi-gen service and encourage participation in service regularly in order to develop a sense of belonging to a community and what it means to be UU. We are also scheduling a member of Social Justice to visit the Sr. UUth monthly for Social Justice Sunday to facilitate discussions on current social justice causes and encourage ways for the youth to become more actively involved in the community inside and outside of AUUC. Some of the discussions will focus on racial justice, elections, LGBTQ, hunger/homeless, climate, healthcare, environment, immigration and disabilities.
The programs we offer are a truly collaborative effort. They have grown out of the hopes and hard work of the members and friends of this faith community. The Children’s Spiritual Development Committee leads an extensive ministry that is staffed by many volunteers from the congregation, including those both with and without children currently in the program.
All volunteers regularly working with our young people must undergo an application process to volunteer, submit to a criminal background check(s), follow our Safe Congregation Policy, and sign a Code of Ethics. In addition, volunteers in the Coming of Age Program will meet the parents or guardians of the youth prior to the program.
If you would like to join a teaching team, assist in a classroom, or help the program in another way, please contact [email protected]
For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Children’s Spiritual Development Program, please contact:
Director of Spiritual Development (DSD), Ali Mills, at [email protected]
Children’s Spiritual Development Committee Chair, Mike Fuller, at [email protected]
Register now! Use the online form