Here’s our exciting line up for class topics for the 2018-2019 church year:
4K-1st grade—Love Surrounds Us
Our youngest class will explore our 7 UU principles, in the context of Beloved Community-family/home, school, and neighborhood. Participants will engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.
2nd-4th grade—Free to Believe
Free to Believe explores UU sources and principles while enriching the social, emotional, and spiritual life of children. They will explore values, beliefs, and principles through hands-on activities, stories, songs, and discussions.
5th-6th grade—Toolbox of Faith & Windows and Mirrors
This group will split the year between two programs. They’ll begin with Toolbox of Faith, which invites participants to reflect on the qualities of our UU tradition, such as integrity, courage, and love, as tools they can use in their lives. The second half of the year they’ll use Window and Mirrors, which focuses on diversity. The program nurtures children’s ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about, and respect those of others.
7th-8th grade—Our Whole Lives
OWL is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s comprehensive sexuality curriculum. OWL equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information on human development, relationships, personal skills, responsible sexual behavior, sexual health, and contemporary societal issues. Participants must have parental permission to join the group and parents must attend a parent orientation prior to the first session. There is a cap on the number of participants in the class and the class is currently full.
9th-12th grade—Principled Music
This program uses song lyrics to start discussions on social justice issues. Social justice issues will include racism, civil rights, bullying, homophobia, gender stereotyping, income inequality, and war. Participants will be invited to submit their own ideas for songs that fit into each theme.