Classes begin Sunday, September 17!
- Pre-K – Grade 3: Spirit Play
- Grades 4 – 5: Windows and Mirrors/Toolbox of Faith
- Middle School: Small Group Ministry
- Pre-K – Grade 5: Spirit Play (multi-age class)
If you’re interested in teaching any of these classes, please e-mail Tracy Beck, DRE.
Child care for infants and toddlers available in Room 112.
Click here to learn more about YRUU – the high school youth group that meets on Sunday evenings, 6-8 pm.
All children attending faith formation classes start the morning with their family in the service and walk down to the classrooms together after the children’s story/message.
Children in 3rd grade and under must be picked up from their classroom by their designated adult at the end of class. Older children will be released on their own. If your child attends both class times, your child must join you during coffee hour.
ALL families must complete a Faith Formation registration form to enroll children in classes and/or childcare.
Spirit Play assists children in figuring out their own answers to the existential questions: Where did we come from? What are we doing here? How do we choose to live our lives? What happens when we die? Spirit Play uses the Montessori approach for the structure of the morning. Classroom elements free the children to make meaning through wondering and art, as well as create a spiritual community of children while supporting multiple learning styles and challenges. Stories have been developed in the following categories: Unitarian Universalist Lessons and Stories, Promises (Principles), Unitarian Universalist Sources. Spirit Play stories will also be developed around the church themes.
Windows and Mirrors
Windows and Mirrors nurtures children’s ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about and respect those of others. The sessions unpack topics that lend themselves to diverse experiences and perspectives—for example, faith heritage, public service, anti-racism and prayer. The program teaches that there are always multiple viewpoints and everyone’s viewpoint matters. The metaphor of windows and mirrors represents the dynamic relationship among our awareness of self, our perceptions of others, and others’ perceptions of us.
Toolbox of Faith
Toolbox of Faith invites fourth- and fifth- grade participants to reflect on the qualities of our Unitarian Universalist faith, such as integrity, courage, and love, as tools they can use in living their lives and building their own faith.
Small Group Ministry
Small Group Ministry is about building a community in which participants will feel comfortable in sharing to a degree that enhances spiritual growth. Middle School youth will meet as a class to bond and care for each other. This relates to the spiritual as well as the physical and emotional well-being of the group participants.