Preschool Through 8th Grade Class Groupings and Curricula for 2016-2017
Our Sunday School is a cooperative program with parents and members leading all the classes. Classes run from the September 18, 2016 through June 11, 2017.
Preschool through Second Grade: “Spirit Play”
Using key elements from Montessori education, the Spirit Play program creates a spiritual community of children and presents the core stories of our Unitarian Universalist faith in ways that support multiple learning styles. In this program, children are encouraged to make meaning through wondering, art, and play.
Third and Fourth Grade: “Faithful Journeys”
What does it mean to live and act as a Unitarian Universalist? What kinds of life choices can our faith help us to make each day? This program, structured around the Unitarian Universalist Principles, guides participants on a journey to discover the many different ways we can act faithfully in our own lives.
Fifth and Sixth Grade: “Harry and UU”
This social action program, based on the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling, encourages participants to harness their powers of good (and employ some fun wizarding magic!) to fight real world Horcruxes such as poverty, illiteracy, and hunger, through social action projects.
Seventh and Eighth Grade: “Heeding the Call”
Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that explores oppressions that marginalize some members of our society, and encourages participants to develop into leaders in acting for social justice. Each themed workshop in this program includes stories, discussion, games, and role-play that provide participants with tools and knowledge they use to work together on a program-long social justice project.
Group Religious Education: “Signs of Our Faith: Being UU Every Day”
This program explores what it means to live your faith, guided by the values you love. Participants of all ages will think about the traits and values that guide our lives as Unitarian Universalists, and the rituals we conduct each day, both as a faith community and as individuals, that help us to be leaders of our faith.