Religious Educators guide Unitarian Universalist youth in an exploration of the Seven Principles (children’s version) though storytelling, conversation, activities, and sharing in a community that emphasizes self-identity and acceptance of the self and others. We use the experiences of our youth to explore the following ideals based on their wants and needs:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education is dynamic. Lessons are frequently adapted as students evolve and grow and can entail everything from art projects, discussions about the lives of our students, current issues that affect young people, singing, outdoor play, and can even include learning about other world religions and belief systems. The environment is accepting and friendly, welcoming of students from both religious and non-religious backgrounds, and a safe place for sharing and making new friends.
Our Religious Education Team is made up of teaching professionals with real classroom experience. We strive to make our time together interesting, relevant, and most of all – fun!
We invite you to introduce yourself to one of our RE Instructors and look forward to learning more about how our Unitarian Universalist program can address your child’s spiritual and personal needs.