Religious Exploration for Children & Youth

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Sunday Religious Education Classes and Youth Ministry 2016-2017

Our religious education classes for children and youth are offered during the morning service. Children are welcome to remain with their parents in the sanctuary or join us for class.  On Sundays when our attendance is low, we may combine class groups.

Sunday Nursery

We currently offer a comfortable space for our youngest children to become familiar with our church home. Friendly staff and volunteers help provide care for infants and young toddlers in our combined Sunday Morning Nursery & Chalice Children Class. Parents are welcome to remain with their infants in the nursery. The nursery is open from 10:20-11:45. Children of all ages must be registered, even if they remain in the arms of their parents.

Chalice Children (0 – Kindergarten)- Wonderful Welcome
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Welcome. Welcome in love. Welcome in friendship. Welcome in faith. The Wonderful Welcome curriculum engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives. We welcome by sharing intangible gifts, those positive qualities which we all have inside us such as kindness, love, invitation, covenant and empathy. In this program, children learn to articulate and express a variety of intangible gifts, empowering them to share these gifts with others.

Explorers (1st – 5th Graders) – Faithful Journeys
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Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it.—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Participants explore how our religious values and personal morals translate into life choices and everyday actions. In each session, they hear historic or contemporary examples of Unitarian Universalist faith in action. Stories about real people model how participants can activate their own personal agency — their capacity to act faithfully in their own lives, and children have regular opportunities to share and affirm their own stories of faithful action.

Seekers & Dreamers (6th – 12th) – Toolbox of Faith
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Please note: If you are interested in Seekers & Dreamers, we would like to hear from you. This class is currently on hiatus.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic who would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. — Confucius
Toolbox of Faith invites participants to reflect on the qualities of our faith, such as integrity, courage, and love, as tools they can use in living their lives and building their own faith. Each of the 16 sessions uses a tool as a metaphor for an important quality such as reflection (symbolized by a mirror), flexibility (duct tape), and justice (a flashlight). (This class is currently on a hiatus due to low participation. Please contact us for additional information.)

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For More Information

For more information regarding our Religious Education programs for Children and Youth, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Misty Lewis at dre@muusct.org, or Religious Education Committee Chair, Sarah Edelson Baskin at re@muusct.org

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