• Toddlers and Pre-K

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    Young children between 1 and 4 years old gather together in Skytown to explore the month's worship theme in story and song.

    Childcare is also available for young children in Skytown from 9am - 1pm on Sundays.

  • Grades K - 1

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    Love Surrounds Us — Our seven Principles encompass all the ingredients of a good and faith-filled life based on equality, freedom, peace, acceptance, truth, care, and love. This class explores the Principles in the context of our Beloved Community. Great stories and fun activities help children explore the love they feel at home, in school, and in their neighborhood.

     

    In the Spring…

    World of Wonder — This class delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development.

  • Grades 2 - 3

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    Love Will Guide Us — As Unitarian Universalists, we draw from diverse sources of wisdom: the lives of prophetic men and woman, the world's many religions, and our own experience of mystery and wonder. In this class we will learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Sources, with an emphasis on love. As we explore the Sources, the children will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers.

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    Signs of Our Faith — Together we will explore values that most Unitarian Universalist hold dear, like the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. We will look at how we live these values in everyday life and through rituals. We will invite the children in the class to take the lead in worship, congregational life, service, and group activities.

  • Grades 4 - 5

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    Love Connects Us — This class celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. We encourage one another's search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world.

     

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    Windows and Mirrors — Through a lens of Unitarian Universalist faith and justice, children look closely at themselves and the communities to which they belong, especially our congregation. How do they experience true affiliation with others who may, at first, seem very unlike themselves? What actions do their observations demand, as they move from "me" to "we?"

  • Middle School Youth

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    Middle School UU Group (MUUGs)

    This group gathers with adult advisors for a variety of activities related to the month's worship theme, as well as growing in UU identity, reflecting on life challenges, and building strong relationships. This year we will focus on putting our faith into action through service and justice work in the wider community. 

    Our group is also connected to the Unitarian Universalist Pacific Central district-wide MUUGS community.

  • High School Youth

    Easter 2009, photo credit: S. SukalskiYoung Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)

    This group gathers with adult advisors for a variety of activities related to the month's worship theme, as well as growing in UU identity, reflecting on life challenges, and building strong relationships. This year we will focus on putting our faith into action through service and justice work in the wider community. 

    A few times a year they plan and lead the whole community in worship. These services have reflected some of the topics they have been exploring in their group, and have been loved by the congregation. 

    The group also plans occasional overnights, retreats, and participation in district youth conferences

  • Our Whole Lives: Values-Based Sex Ed.

    The K-1 OWL class will begin February 2015.

    Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive values-based sexuality education program, with age-appropriate curricula for: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12.  The curriculum is rooted in our Unitarian Universalist value of the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

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    Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

    Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive values-based sexuality education program, with age-appropriate curricula for: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12.  The curriculum is rooted in our Unitarian Universalist value of the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

    Grade K-1 Supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Following a Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation, the 8 sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly HomeLink - a homework project for parents and children to do together. Promotes dialogue between parent and child.

    Grade 4-6 A program for learning about and discussing the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Participants will read “It's Perfectly Normal” by Robie H. Harris, and examine topics such as values and sexuality, communication and decision making. Each session includes a HomeLink - a homework activity for parents and children to complete together.

    Grades 7-9 A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded.  Topics include sexuality and body awareness, relationships, gender and diversity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and responsible sexual behavior and safety.

    High School Using a comprehensive approach, this program helps senior-high youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways.

  • Coming of Age

    coa-1A Rite of Passage for 8th-10th Graders

    We offer a wonderful rite of passage opportunity for teenagers in 8th through 10th grades. At this age, youth are in one of the most formative and pivotal times of their lives. As UUs we believe that each and every one of us has a piece of the truth. The Coming of Age program helps youth explore and articulate the beliefs they hold most dear as they begin to intentionally craft the kind of person they want to be.

    This program is intentional and intensive. September through May the youth will participate in weekly workshops designed to accompany the youth on their journeys of spiritual self-awareness. They will participate in three regional retreats with other UU youth. They will explore ways to put their faith into action through service work and justice making. They will write personal credo statements and share these with their friends, family, and the congregation during a worship service in May. All along the way, they will be supported by a mentor who is a trusted adult member of our congregation. 

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