2018-19 Faith Formation calendar
Sept 9, 2018 – May 19, 2019: Sunday morning faith formation classes for Preschool, Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 2nd & 3rd Grades, 4th & 5th Grades, Middle School, and High School
Age-appropriate classes will not be held on the following dates, nursery is open every Sunday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm:
- September 2: All age Water Fun Day, nursery open, children start in education complex, skip the sanctuary
- October 7: HOMECOMING service – multi-generational worship in sanctuary followed by potluck lunch, bouncy house w/slide
- December 2, 9, & 16: Pageant rehearsals
- December 23: Pageant Worship Service – Multi-generational, no classes, nursery open
- April 21: Easter Party in education complex.
- May 5: Youth service – Graduating high school seniors will bridge to young adults
- May 26: All Age Game Day, rooms 1 & 2
NEW Schedule, Oct 14 – April 28, 2019
Register for 2018-2019 Sunday morning faith formation classes, use this link
Preschool, room 4 – We Are Many, We Are One
The Preschool class is for 3, 4 and 5 year olds who are toilet comfortable – they can be escorted to the bathroom. and will take care of their needs on their own.
This curriculum encourages children to use their minds, bodies, and emotions to develop their sense of identity and self-esteem and how they connect with our Unitarian Universalist Principles.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade, room 3 – Wonderful Welcome & Love Surrounds Us
Wonderful Welcome identify intangible gifts central to Unitarian Universalism such as friendship, hospitality and fairness. Love Surrounds Us explores the UU Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, and neighborhood.
2nd & 3rd Grade, room 7 – Free to Believe
Activities, games, stories and discussions to explore the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles and how they lead us to find personal answers to some “big questions” around faith, death, and creation.
4th & 5th Grades, room 8 – Harry & UU
A social action curriculum based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books uses discussion and magical activities to engage the children and empower them to become more motivated and passionate about social action. Class will participate in 7 social justice projects.
Knowledge of the books or movies is not necessary to participate in this class.
Middle School class, room 2 – The Questing Year
UUism, Social Justice, Personal, & Spiritual and Ritual exploration are investigated in a variety of activities including the production of a “mirror board” and creating and discussing topics with an “alien” of their creation.
Social Group – Middle school Unitarian Universalist Group – MUUGs, a social group for 6th-8th graders, plan monthly family oriented events. Past activities include picnics, camping, horseback riding, ice skating, a day at a water park, snow tubing/skiing, and white water rafting.
High School Class, room 5 – Compass Points
For Youth in 9th – 12th grades – 1st Sunday of each month – YRUU coffee House, Youth spend time planning YRUU activities while having time to socialize, and build community.
1st Sunday of each month – mUUvie nite – All High school aged youth invited to join us. We watch a movie, drink soda, eat popcorn & pizza, then discuss the movie – we break down our thoughts on: plot, casting, score etc. 5 pm – 9 pm Permission slip required to view “R” rated films. Youth are expected to make a donation to help cover the cost of food, DVD rental and video licensing fees.
On the remaining Sundays – through discussion and activities youth explore their selves, their beliefs, their UU faith, & their relationships with others and the world.
Social group – Young Religious Unitarian Universalists – YRUU is a social group for 9th-12th graders, they are a part of a continental organization of Unitarian Universalist teens, enabling youth to make connections with other UU teens within our church community and at regional and national gatherings. YRUU focuses on youth empowerment and community strength through learning, social action, worship, and trusting relationships with adult members of the church community. YRUU outings are planned during the YRUU coffee house meetings mentioned under High School above.
All children/youth need to be registered every year, use this link