The Religious Education Program for children and youth runs from September through June and is held concurrently with the Sunday Worship Service.
The children and youth begin in the service with their families each Sunday and are sung out to their classes. They also enjoy a fellowship time with all ages following the service.
Religious Education Program --- 2013
Nursery - (up to 3 year olds) Our babies and toddlers are in the loving care of Wendy Rowbotham and a group of monthly volunteers.
Story Time - (3 to 5 year olds) Our preschoolers will be hearing a special story each week and talking about what it means to them. There is also an activity or craft and plenty of time to play together.
Treasure Hunting - (5 1/2 to 6 year olds) Treasures through the year include the importance of each person, our UU heritage, feelings, friendship and the search for truth. During the year they will sing songs, listen to stories, and create things together.
Moral Tales - (7 to 9 year olds) This curriculum provides the students with spiritual and ethical tools to make choices and take actions that reflect our UU beliefs and values.
Amazing Grace - (Middle School) Through stories and discussions, this program guides students through ways to determine right from wrong with a UU perspective and to act on their new understandings.
Youth Group - (Senior High) Our older students will be meeting every other Sunday night to play games, discuss Unitarian Universalism and plan fundraisers for the Mission Trip to New York City they will be taking in the Spring.
Fun Sundays - One Sunday each month is set aside for fun activities. These may include family hikes, multiage activities or field trips. Annual events are making gingerbread houses, dancing around the May Pole and enjoying the RE Cookout.
Religious Education Philosophy
Our philosophy includes nurturing a sense of community, valuing oneself and others, understanding Unitarian Universalism, appreciating the beliefs of other religions, fostering an awareness of our responsibility to our world and its inhabitants, and encouraging the experience of wonder.
Our curricula and classes are based on the Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association.We believe:
- That each and every person is important;
- That all people should be treated fairly;
- That our congregations are places where all people are accepted and where we keep on learning together;
- That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life;
- That everyone should have a vote about the things that concern them;
- In working for a peaceful, fair and free world;
- In caring for our planet earth.
From "Beginning Unitarian Universalism" by Helena Chapin and Mary Ann Moore.
SKUUF Religious Education Committee 2012 - 2013
Amy MacDonald, Chair
and Cindy Spring, DRE
Cindy Spring, DRE
This is her fifth year directing the religious education program at the fellowship.
Cindy may be reached by calling the Fellowship office at (603) 536-8908 or e-mail her at DRE@starrkingfellowship.org.