We offer a wide range of learning opportunities and classes to fit your family's needs. Descriptions of our fall Children's and Multigenerational Religious Education classes are below. In the "Files and Links" section to the right, you can click on "This Week in RE:Take-Home Resources" to see what the children learned about in class this Sunday and/or extend those topics with your children at home!
9:30am Hillcrest Campus
Skillz SUUndays are here in June!
During the month of June we will be transforming our children’s religious education program into a time of learning and sharing skills. In these Skills Sundays members and friends of the congregation will have the opportunity to share a skill with our children.
How is learning to hammer in a nail an act of religious education? The skillz our children will walk away with is secondary to what we are actually doing. Dorothy Tilden Spoerl, defined faith formation as “the way the child or adult is helped to grow in self-understanding, in the understanding of others, and in full relationship with his/her universe.” We are offering the chance to grow in our understanding of self and others. Being beloved community and being a multigenerational community doesn’t simply happen. We practice it. We stretch ourselves on the edges of our relational comfort zones by entering into community with people who are different from ourselves. This approach gives our children the chance to stretch and grow by learning how to be in respectful and mutual relationships with adults.
What we are doing is not simply teaching skillz but creating a learning environment where children are taken seriously as explorers and learners capable of doing “real” things. In the process of learning to sew on a button they are actually learning that when faced with a challenging situation they have the capacity to puzzle out a solution, to try and try until they “get it” and that this is a place where we see them as agents of discovery.
The not-so-secret-secret is this isn’t just for the kids! This approach also gives youth and adults the chance to grow by learning how to be in respectful and mutual relationships with children. By identifying our deep areas of joy and what makes us “us” and needing to find a way to share that with others we better understand who we are.
In uncertain times we need community more than ever. Small acts of building relationships are the foundation for transforming our congregation, our community and our world. Multigenerational community is countercultural. The more we truly see each other and can be with each other the more likely we are to remember to invite each other into the work of healing our world. With the Skillz Sundays the invitation is extended to you to be a part of this countercultural transformation. . .will you accept?
11:30 am Hillcrest Campus
Rainbow Adventurers are back!
Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us for our weekly adventures. Together we will share in a chapel service including story and song that focuses on one of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. Children will then choose from a number of exploration stations where they can explore the principle through play and creation.
OWL: Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education program
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