Pre-Kindergarten – First Grade: Room 1
Special Times by Betty Joe Middleton and Picture Book of World Religions by Kate Tweedie Erslev
Special Times is a Unitarian Universalist curriculum that honors UU Jewish and Christian heritage. It uses song, story, craft, and fun to engage children as they learn how important ritual, celebration, tradition and wonder are to all peoples.
Picture Books of World Religions uses children’s picture books to introduce Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism. They will discover some of the differences and similarities in cultures and faiths around the globe.
Second – Fifth Grade: Room 3
Picture Book of World Religions by Kate Tweedie Erslev
There is no upper elementary world religions curriculum so the 2nd-5th grade class will use a modified Picture Books of World Religions as a starting point for their journey into world religions. Lessons will also be pulled from Building Bridges and Holy Days and Holidays.
Youth Group, 6th-12th Grade: Room 2
Building Bridges by Mary K. Isaacs
Building Bridges is a Tapestry of Faith program developed by the UUA. It is a world religions program designed 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. The program is available online at: http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/youth/bridges
Faith and Flapjacks
This group is for youth age 11-17. It meets monthly, typically on the last Sunday of the month and will be facilitated by our youth and an adult mentor. Themes will vary. The group meets Sundays 9:30- 11:00.The youth share the responsibility for bringing the food, planning the theme and cleaning up after the service.
Our high school age youth are invited to participate at Tapestry in several ways: attend worship services, attend Faith and Flapjacks, Youth Group, volunteer as a greeter, in the classrooms once a month, learn to work the sound system, and/or join the choir.