Religious Education


Religious Education Matters

Susan Freudenthal

Dear Friends,

This fall and winter, the Religious Education program is using selections from the Tapestry of Faith curricula written through the Unitarian Universalist Association,  adapted as needed.  Our primary theme is Love.  How we live, how we make meaning, how we come to believe what we do are all a process best done in love.  Join us this fall!

Curricula Choices Fall/Winter 2017

Rainbow Children: PreK-1st grade ages; Love Surrounds Us  

This program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.

Emerson Class: early elementary ages; Love Will Guide Us

In this program, participants learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love. Together we ask questions such as, “Where did we come from?” “What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?” “How can we respond with love, even in bad situations?” “What happens when you die?” Sessions apply wisdom from our Sources to help participants answer these questions. Participants will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers.

Junior Youth: middle school ages; Love Connects Us

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.

Senior Youth: high school ages; A Place of Wholeness

Youth, like adults and children, need to be able to talk about what it means to be Unitarian Universalist. Whether delivering an “elevator speech,” taking part in an interfaith dialogue, or conversing with friends at the lunch table, youth need practice in describing our multifaceted faith in terms that are personally meaningful and true. Building upon the faith development of Coming of Age and other UU identity programs, this curriculum encourages youth to look inward for a clearer understanding of their personal faith and guides them to express that faith outward into the world.

Fall sessions will begin on Sunday, September 10th at 10:30AM

In gratitude,
Susan Freudenthal, Director of Religious Education

Adult Exploration depends on you!  What interests you?  Are you willing to lead or co-lead a book study?  A conversation? A class?  Fill out a request/proposal and I’ll help you make it happen.