Religious Education at WBUUC

fall-2022-RE-imageAt WBUUC, our primary goal is to create a safe and loving space in which our children and youth can learn to be in beloved community and discover who they are called to be in the world.

Through stories, ritual, games, crafts, spiritual practice, and music, our children and youth explore our UU Principles and Sources, and what it means to live these values every day. Together, with the adult facilitators and mentors who guide our children on their journey each year, we create many different opportunities for our children, youth, and families to grow their souls and serve the world.

Registration is required for many of our programs and can be found at https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/22-23RE

 

Current Openings (Registration Required)

Sunday Nursery Care for 6 months-3 years | Sundays at 9am & 11am

Sunday Circles for Children and Youth PreK-12th | Sundays at 11am only, September-May
Explore the monthly theme through games, activities, discussion, connection, and more. The schedule will include some multigenerational worship Sundays and multi-age groups. More information about class cohorts, COVID policies and more will be available as we get a sense of enrollment. Parents are asked to sign up to be classroom visitors 2 times during the year.
Parent Sign Up | 2022-23

 

Sunday Coming of Age for 9th and 10th grade | Sundays at 9am only, October-May
Coming of Age is a rite of passage program unique to Unitarian Universalism that celebrates our youth as they make the transition from childhood into spiritual maturity and responsibility. UU congregations all over the globe celebrate Coming of Age by setting aside special space for youth to engage in reflection, discernment, and celebration alongside adult mentors who help guide them. Families often identify this class as a deep and meaningful bonding experience for the whole family. Our hope is that you and your youth will emerge from the group with increased confidence, self-awareness, and skills for living well with spirit and purpose.

 

Our Whole Lives for 8th Grade | Sundays at 11am | January- May
This curriculum, led by trained volunteers, recognizes sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and values about identity, intimacy, relationships and sexual health. The program also recognizes that sexuality education begins at home and continues through open, honest communication between parents and children. The aim of OWL is to provide resources to help parents talk about sexuality with their children. A parent orientation is required for the first four levels of OWL to introduce the curriculum and answer questions about the program. Participants are asked to maintain regular attendance and once the course has started drop-ins are not permitted.

 

Our Whole Lives for 5th Grade | Sundays at 9am | March-May
This curriculum, led by trained volunteers, recognizes sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and values about identity, intimacy, relationships and sexual health. The program also recognizes that sexuality education begins at home and continues through open, honest communication between parents and children. The aim of OWL is to provide resources to help parents talk about sexuality with their children. A parent orientation is required for the first four levels of OWL to introduce the curriculum and answer questions about the program. Participants are asked to maintain regular attendance and once the course has started drop-ins are not permitted.

 

Youth Counselors | 11am Sunday or 6pm Wednesdays
Help lead our circles for younger children on Sunday mornings and/ or our Soulwork spaces on Wednesday evenings! We will tell stories, lead games, craft and hold space for children to build community. Youth counselors will have other opportunities to gather throughout the year for connection and celebration.

 

Soulwork | COMING SOON

 

UU@Home | VIRTUAL ONLY | Geared toward elementary kids & their families, suitable for all ages
UU@Home is a tool kit to empower families on their own faith formation journey by providing the supplies and tips needed to help those in your circle engage in our Sunday morning worship service and weekly faith formation activities right from home. Households that register for UU@Home will receive a starter kit, and monthly multigenerational theme packets. A UU@Home parent group will meet at 1pm on Zoom on the first Sunday of each month, Zoom show & tell for kids will be on the 4th Sunday of every month at 1pm. UU@Home begins in October.