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Religious Education

Our Religious Education Program holds classes each Sunday at 10:30AM at the Fellowship only.
The live classes are led by Sharon Tominac, our RE Director and 
Pin Smith, our RE Assistant. 
Please contact Sharon or Pin if you have a child that you would like to enroll in our RE program
through the "Contact Us" link on the bottom of the Home Page of our web site.



The following RE classes are scheduled for the month of December:

Dec. 4 - Winter Holidays

Dec. 11 - Winter Holidays (continued)

Dec. 18 - Ceremony of Lights, Intergenerational Service

Dec. 25 - No RE Class (Happy Holidays!)



See "The Quest", our monthly newsletter, for more details on each program.

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Our Religious Education Program helps them acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to develop their own values and then to live those values on both an interpersonal and global level.

We aim to help our young people:

  • Understand, value, and identify with Unitarian Universalism - its history, traditions, and principles,

  • Develop self-esteem and the ability to relate to others in a just and caring way,

  • Develop a sense of social and spiritual community,

  • Learn about the beliefs, myths, and traditions of other religions from which they can draw inspiration,

  • Discover their own uniqueness in a life-long quest for personal values and truths,

  • Develop a sense of participation in a universe and an awareness of the mysteries which surround us.

Philosophy 

Our Religious Education (RE) Program provides opportunities for young people and their adult leaders to come together to share their thoughts and wonderings as they travel the road of free inquiry and discovery in their search for spiritual direction and meaning.


Our RE Program promotes an atmosphere in which young people can learn from the religious history of humanity. Our program does not attempt to indoctrinate young people with religious "truths," but rather encourages them to decide for themselves those things which are of ultimate importance.

 

Value-oriented, youth centered and tradition-sensitive, our program is designed to assist the growing person in developing a personal religion which will contribute to a fuller, more purposeful, more creative life.

How It Works 

Each Sunday all children attend the first 15 minutes of the adult service which begins at 10:30am. After the children light the chalice, they head downstairs for their Religious Education program until 11:30am.  For special occasions, intergenerational services are planned where the children and adults participate in the service together.

Attendance

Consistent attendance allows children to build relationships with their fellow students and teachers and allows for a better learning environment.

Registration 

Parents are asked to fill out a registration form for their child/children. We invite parents to participate in our volunteer teaching program or contribute their talents in other ways.

Principles of UUs as Expressed by Young People

We Unitarian Universalists believe that these principles are important for our lives:

  • We believe that everyone is special.

  • We believe that our churches and fellowships are places where all people are accepted and where we learn together.

  • We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

  • We believe that everyone should have a vote about the things that concern us.

  • We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

  • We believe in caring for our Earthly home and all its creatures.


Unitarian Universalists share an ongoing history from which we learn many things.

  • We learn that being a part of life is a wonderful mystery.

  • We learn about strong and good women and men who have lived fair and kind lives.

  • We learn that Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and other religious teachings teach us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

  • Believing in the basic goodness of all human beings including ourselves, we learn the value of using our own minds as we live our lives.