2018 - 2019 Religious Education Curriculum

Pre K-1st grade

Chalice Children by Katie Covey and Pat Kahn

Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Their time in Chalice Children can set a pattern for the rest of their lives.

2nd - 6th grades

Timeless Themes by N. Gowdy, M.A. Moore, and M. Skwire

Timeless Themes introduces children to religious literature that is central to North American culture and to Unitarian Universalist heritage. The Bible stories are taught from the perspective of Unitarian Universalist values. Some of the themes explored are transcendent power, human responsibility, love of freedom, speaking out against injustice, respect for the beliefs of others, love of one's neighbor, and forgiveness.

Youth Group

Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker by Jodi Tharan and Nicole Bowmer

Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice.

Seven Principles Song

Seven Principles Song, to the tune of Do Re Mi, sung at the beginning of each class

One, each person is important
Two, be kind in all you do
Three, be free to learn together
Four, and search for what is true
Five, each person needs a vote
Six, build a fair and peaceful world
Seven, take care of earth’s lifeboat
And that guides UUs in what we do