At home, you give your children the tools they need to seek answers, nourish their spirits, and build the world they dream about.
At UUCR, we want that, too. Family Faith Formation is designed to nurture the awakening of young persons' minds, hearts, and souls, deepen their compassion, and help them live our Unitarian Universalist faith.
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More about our Children and Youth Programs
Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., September 17, 2017 - May 27, 2018
Faith Formation grows along with your children. Each year, children are given even more independence, responsibility, intellectual challenge, creative opportunity, and ownership of their spiritual experience.
From the moment they enter our nursery, young children are encouraged to question, connect, and grow their self-identity. In the upper elementary years, children explore answers to the big questions about life and death, spirit and God, ethical decisions, and respecting the experiences of others.
Classes begin at 10:00am and run a little longer that the worship service. This gives you time to enjoy coffee and conversation after the service before picking up your child.
Our adult volunteers adhere to our safety guidelines.
Three Sundays a month, children spend the "First Fifteen" minutes in the Sanctuary for the multigenerational portion of the worship service, after which they follow volunteers to their classrooms. The other Sunday, children and youth have their own worship service in Founders Hall. During the summer months, however, children will go directly to their assigned classroom.
Several times throughout the year, the children join the rest of the congregation for an entire multigenerational worship service. These services include our Ingathering Water Ceremony, Thanksgiving Service, the Holiday Pageant, and Flower Communion.
Sunday School Program Themes (September 17, 2017 to May 27, 2018)
Nursery: Infant to 2 years old - Loving care is provided for the youngest members of our community.
Preschool - three and four year olds: Celebrating Me & My World – Nurtures children's spiritual growth, creativity, and connection to our Unitarian Universalist community. Through simple rituals and hands-on experiences, your Preschooler will learn about religious community, listening, and sharing with others.
K - 1st: Spirit Play – Your K-1st grader will reflect on stories from UU and other traditions through this Montessori-based model of faith formation.
2nd – 3rd: Spirit Play – Your 2nd-3rd grader will reflect on stories from UU and other traditions through this Montessori-based model of faith formation.
4th - 5th: Mindfulness - The children will study the brain, their own behavirs and how to grow as a spiritual being.
6th - 8th: Jedi Academy - This mindfulness curriculum, loosely based on Star Wars, is an opportunity to devleop practical spiritual skills and become a Jedi Knight
9th - 12th: Going Deeper - Senior High youth will explore the monthly worship themes through Ted Talks and small group ministry.
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