Preschool Through 8th Grade

Class Groupings and Curricula for 2017-2018

 Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade: “Spirit Play

By Rev. Dr. Nita Penfold, Rev. Ralph Roberts and Beverly Leute Bruce

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.

 

Second, Third and Fourth Grade: “Love Will Guide Us”

By Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann and Cathy Cartwright

“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.”

 

Fifth and Sixth Grade: “Riddle and Mystery”

By Richard S. Kimball

 “The purpose of Riddle and Mystery is to assist participants in their own search for understanding. Each of the sessions introduces and processes a Big Question: Does God exist?  What happens when you die? Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?”

 

Seventh and Eighth Grade: “Building Bridges”/”Coming of Age”

By Mary K. Isaacs

“Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.”