Sunday School Pre-K to Grade 7
Sunday School Pre-K - Grade 7
Sunday School is offered from 9:30 - 10:45 am. We begin in the sanctuary with community worship. Then, children go to age-leveled classes.
Large Group Sessions: Once a month, we have special thematic RE sessions. Our preschool-first graders have Curiosity Club during which they hear a story and then engage with the theme through play, music, crafts, and/or service. Our second-fifth graders have a similar monthly session called Soul Matters Jr. These happen on Sunday morning during the regular RE time.
Multigenerational Worship: Occasionally, we have multigenerational worship services. On these days, children, youth, and adults are in the Sanctuary together and we share stories and activities that can appeal to all ages.
Our church school year runs mid-September to mid-May. During the late spring/summer, children ages 5 and under are welcome in the nursery room. Parents may always bring children to the service. We have a rocking chair in back for you to use and also kid's activity packs in baskets near the sanctuary door to help keep little ones amused. Check the home page calendar for correct service times.
Course offerings for 2018/2019
Preschool (ages 3 & 4) – "Chalice Children"
Chalice Children guides our youngest children as they explore our UU faith. The children hear stories, play games, sing songs and do crafts. Through these activities they are learning UU values and experiencing being part of beloved community.
Grades K and 1 – "Wonderful Welcome" (September - March) "Our Whole Lives" (March -May)
How do we welcome others? Strangers? Friends? Animals? This year our kindergarten and first graders will thinking about the how and why of welcoming by focusing on the gifts each of us can bring--things like kindness, love, protection, and community.
In the spring, our kindergarten and first graders will switch to the Our Whole Lives program.
Grades 2 and 3 – "Faithful Journeys"
Our second and third graders will be take a journey through UU faith history. Using the principles as a guide, these classes will focus on UU values and identity.
Grades 4 and 5 – "Bible Stories" (September - March) "Our Whole Lives" (March - May)
Our older elementary grades will look at stories from the Old and New Testaments to consider what meaning they make from this UU source. This class will learn about Jesus in both historical and religious context.
In the spring, our fourth and fifth graders will switch to the Our Whole Lives program.
Grade 6 and 7 – "Crossing Paths"
Our sixth and seventh graders have a brand new world religions curriculum, Crossing Paths. This curriculum is tied to our monthly themes and will give our middle schoolers a chance to explore the similarities and differences between Unitarian Universalism and other faiths.
For Grades 8 to 12, please continue to Youth RE program page.
All children and youth attending programs at UUCDC must be registered. Registration fee is $25/youth, but will not exceed $50 per family. Scholarships are available. Please let us know any pertinent information about your youth especially food allergies, bee sting allergies, or important medical info when you register. Let us know how you can help support your youth’s religious education!
To learn more about our comprehensive Religious Education program, preschool-adult, please email Chrissy Bushyager, Director of Religious Education or call 610-566-4853, ext 203.