We offer Sunday morning classes for children and youth most Sundays year round.
Classes are divided by school grades in order to offer age appropriate content to all participants.
Preschool-aged children: 3-5 year olds, children should be able to follow simple instructions and be toilet confident
Curriculum: We are many, We are one – gives children the opportunity to learn about their religious community and tradition, as well as the freedom to discover and express their uniqueness. The children are encouraged to use their minds, bodies, and emotions to develop their sense of identity and self-esteem within their Unitarian Universalist community and their world.
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders
Curriculum: Treasure Hunting, Take Two – each week through games, crafts, songs, and stories, the children explore the meaning behind a Unitarian Universalist principle or value. The story and discussion emphasize that Unitarian Universalists treasure people’s differences as well as similarities. Children receive a cardboard treasure box to keep their weekly treasures in!
3rd – 5th graders
Curriculum: Harry and Unitarian Universalism – A social justice curriculum based on the Harry Potter books. The lessons use discussion and magical activities to engage the children and empower them to become more motivated and passionate about social action. Knowledge of the Harry Potter books or movies is not necessary.
6th – 8th graders
Curriculum: D’OH, GOD! Book II: Talking about sensitive issues with peers can be daunting, particularly when youth live in a conservative location. Referencing pop culture can help youth express their opinions in a safe way. Social justice is a common theme in the animated television series The Simpsons. Each lesson revolves around a particular social justice issue.
9th – 12th graders
Curriculum: Make a World of Difference: The challenge to live as a global village begins with awareness and understanding of the diverse and ever changing world we live in. Youth will work through asset building activities to help them live in unity while living with diversity. Youth with a variety of developmental assets are consistently more likely to be successful in school, be leaders, resist danger, maintain good health, value diversity, and demonstrate other indicators of thriving.