Religious Education

Coming of Age Orientation for Parents and Youth

All are invited to an orientation for this year's Coming of Age outreach program for 7th to 9th grade youth, Sunday, September 30 at 11:45 a.m. Youth from our congregation, as well as friends and neighbors, are invited to participate in this eye-opening, interfaith journey beginning in January. Space is limited and we will be accepting enrollment materials on a first-come, first served basis. Pick-up a brochure or contact RE Coordinator Vic Caldarola for more information. Email vcalda@msn.com.

Seekers class

 

 

Goals

The Seekers write some of their goals for the future.

 

What are we?

The UU Pantomine Players explore a description of Unitarian Universalists

Riddle and Mystery

This year's curriculum introduces and processes Big Questions. The first three echo Paul Gauguin’s famous triptych: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The next ten, including Does God exist? and What happens when you die?, could be found on almost anyone’s list of basic life inquiries. The final three are increasingly Unitarian Universalist: Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?

Kids talking about the week's lesson and having fun

Past year's classes

The class talked about the Lord's Prayer and translated their own version in class:

God in heaven, your name is holy.

Help us make earth more like heaven.

Give us food to eat.

Forgive the things we've done wrong and help us forgive the people who have done wrong to us.

Help us not be tempted to do something bad.

Protect us from bad things.

So be it.

 

Which of the following best fits your beliefs now?

 Beliefs of SCUU members

Beliefs of SCUU Congregation

 

After studying different religions, the Seekers passed out a survey to the congregation one Sunday morning. This is the results of one of the questions.

Mavericks classroom

Welcome to the Mavericks classroom! 

 

The Mavericks class studyied the very popular "Moral Tales" curriculum during the 2011/12 session. 

RE Summer Sunday Program Begins

Durations: 
Sun, 06/19/2011

Starting June 19, the RE program will offer fun activities for children and youth during the services.  For more information, visit the Summer Sunday Program page.

Explorers classroom

 

 

love surrounds me

Welcome to the Explorers classroom, where not only do the children learn about the 7 UU principals, but they also practice them. 

In particular, we practice each person being important by working together, listening to others ideas and respecting what others choose to do during exploring time.  Also, in the Explorers class a favorite class time is having snack together and sharing joys and concerns.  Each week the children tell things that are making them happy or sad for this.

 

The Explorer's class started a new curriculum called "Love Surrounds Us" on September 18.

Circle time  

Service: Wish You Were Here

Presenter: 
Vic Caldarola
Durations: 
Sun, 06/05/2011

 

Remember receiving travel postcards from friends and family on vacation, and each would end with these four words? Imagine sending postcards to all of the hurting, hungry and troubled people of our community, or even the world, and inviting them into our sanctuary and our classrooms. What would we as Unitarian Universalists have to offer? What would we teach? Join us for this Sunday's multigenerational service, and let's write some postcards.

Registration for the 2011/12 session of RE

Durations: 
Sun, 06/05/2011 - Sun, 06/12/2011

Please stop by the tables outside of the house to register your children and youth for the 2011/12 RE year. 

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Orientation

Presenter: 
Vic Caldarola
Durations: 
Sun, 05/15/2011

Parents of youth in Grades 7-9 next year are invited to an orientation for Our Whole Lives (OWL) Outreach, the life-affirming, comprehensive sexuality education program.  This is an exploratory orientation, with no obligation to register for the program, to determine interest in the offering, and the orientation will be immediately following the second service.

Summer Sunday Program

The Summer Sunday Program builds community among children and youth through a series of fun and adventurous all-ages activities and service projects, including camp-outs, stream walks, mountain hikes, scrap book projects, edible plant walks, bicycle clinics, visits to local farms, and a service project to prepare school supplies for needy children. 

 

The Summer Sunday Program will run June 19 - September 4. The Summer Sunday activities begin at 10:30 am and are intended for children ages four and up. Extended Nursery is available 10:30 am - 11:30 am for children up to three years of age.

 

Date Activity
June 19 Helping Hands for Dad
June 25/26   Family and Youth Camp out
July 3 Edible Plant Walk
July 10 Field Games
July 17 Community Worship Service
July 24 Boating and Fishing at Black Hill Regional Park
July 31 Pancake Breakfast
August 7 Visit a Horse Farm
August 14 Community Worship Service
August 21 Scrapbooking
August 28 Oragami/Butterfly Symmetry
September 4 Trail and Stream Walk
September 11 Community Worship Service

Religious Education - Introduction and Registration

Welcome to the 2013-14 Religious Education Program!

 

Our SCUU Religious Education staff is devoted to guiding our children in a free and independent search for truth and meaning by engaging them in creative exercise in faith development.

 

We accomplish this goal through the use of a spiritually and intellectually stimulating educational program.  Carefully selected curricula explore such topics as comparative religions, Native American spirituality, conflict resolution, social justice, peace building, community, creation myths, environmental awareness, and of course the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism.

 

We seek to create a safe, secure and welcoming environment for our children and youth by staffing all classrooms/events with two adults (a teacher and an assistant), each committed to nurturing our children's natural inclination toward curiosity and wonder.

 

SCUU is a growing and dynamic spiritual community.  This year, the Religious Education Program offers four instructional classes: Explorers (preK - 1), Mavericks (grades 2 - 4), Seekers (grades 5 - 7) and Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive human sexuality class for grades 7-9, in addition to the Youth Group and Nursery.

  

If you are looking for a spiritual home for your children, consider SCUU where we celebrate love, experience transcendent mystery and explore the interconnected web of life.

 

Registration

We don't have an online process for registering (yet), but watch for the forms to available soon!

The recommended donation is $50 per child per year, with a $150 per family maximum.

Come by any Sunday and speak with us during the fellowship after service. We'll be happy to speak with you and answer your questions. You may sign up then if you like.

Contact us online via contact form or meet us on your next Sunday Services at Sugarloaf visit!