Children & Youth Religious Education

Hearts, Minds & Spirit.


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See RE EVENTS on this page, &/or visit UUFP Calendar  for temporarily adjusted schedules.
Zoom instructions can be found at COVID/Zoom Update.



Sunday Mornings: Children's Focus & Children & Youth Chapel (during COVID)

In every Sunday service, we include a Children's Focus—a story and/or object lesson for children and people of all ages.

Please join us for our online Sunday service via Zoom (11:00 a.m. – noonish), and stay for Children and Youth Chapel for meditation, check-in and a story. After service concludes, we will keep the Zoom room open for about a half hour so that you can share how you're doing and see some familiar faces from your RE classes. This is open for all ages, nursery through high school.

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August 9, 2020 Children's Focus

"Rip Van Winkle"

One autumn day, Rip Van Winkle wanders into the mountains with his dog. He hears his name called out and sees a man wearing antiquated Dutch clothing. Together, they proceed to a hollow in which Rip discovers the source of thunderous noises: a group of men bowling.

After a long night, Rip falls asleep. When he awakens, his dog is gone, his beard is a foot longer, his family has grown up and the American Revolution has happened all while he was sleeping.

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Children & Youth Chapel – Summer Online Program

Each week this Summer, children and youth are invited to stay on Zoom after the Sunday morning service for Children’s Chapel at approximately 12:10 p.m. The stories and activities come from the curriculum “Heeding the Call,” by Nicole Bowmer and Jodi Tharan. The Soul Matters program will resume in September.

Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution. We will hear true stories of courage, sacrifice and collaboration.

Youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders.


Children & Youth RE Calendar of Events

Postman Quote

Children are the Living Messages we send to a time we will not see. –Neil Postman (click to enlarge)

RE Events

16 Aug, 2020
Upcoming
18 Aug, 2020
Upcoming
19 Aug, 2020
Upcoming

ONCE ONSITE ACTIVITIES RESUME: Our Children & Youth classes will meet Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary building, as follows: Soul Matters – multi-age class (9:30 – 10:30); Spirit Players – ages 3-7, Soulful Kids – ages 8-10, Youth Matters – Middle & High School, (all 11:15 – 12:15). Our Childcare Ministry will also resume to serve you and your children at that time.


Get Involved!

Volunteer your time and talents. Consider teaching our children and youth, or perhaps you’d like to serve in some other supportive role. We are resourcing creatively (especially during this time of social distancing) and would love to brainstorm and collaborate with you. Contact: dre@uufp.org.

Looking for more than Sunday School and/or would like info on
our Youth and other programs?

Have you updated your Child's Profile?

Print the form below and return it to
Joanne Dingus, DRE, via email
or in person at your child's next class.

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