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, January 7, 2018 - 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.
Our adult volunteers adhere to our safety guidelines.
Most Sundays, 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 Chalice Chapel worship service in Founders Hall.
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 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Infant to 2 years old - Loving care is provided for the youngest members of our community.
Beginner RE - two and three year olds, during 1st service only: 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.
PreK4yo - 2nd GradeSpirit Play, during both services – Your child will reflect on stories from UU and other traditions through this Montessori-based model of faith formation.
3rd - 5th Grade Spirit Play & Social Justice, during both services – Your older elementary school student will reflect on stories from UU and other traditions through this Montessori-based model of faith formation and put this in action with various Social Justice activities.
6th - 8th: Jedi Academy, during Middle Time - 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, during Middle Time - Senior High youth will explore the monthly worship themes through Ted Talks and small group ministry.
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