Our Elementary Age young people split into two classrooms: Grades 1- 3 and Grades 4-6. Both classes begin with opening rituals that include a unison affirmation, check-ins, and a chalice lighting.
After the opening ritual, young people in the elementary classrooms share a healthy snack and engage in an art or game-based lesson incorporating the month’s worship theme, a UU Principle, or a lesson from the “Picture Book Bible Tales” or “Spirit of Adventure” Curricula.
Several times a year, the classes focus on spiritual practices like yoga, meditation, gratitude, and loving kindness. Other RE rituals include service projects such as packing 80 bagged sandwich lunches for people experiencing homelessness locally.
During the 2017-2018 church year, we plan to offer the Grades 4 & 5 Our Whole Lives Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program. During the 2018-2019 church year, we plan to offer the Kindergarten and Grade 1 Our Whole Lives Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program.