Grades K – 2
9:30 am & 11:30 am
Curriculum: Spirit Play
Based upon the Montessori method, Spirit Play uses ritual storytelling with props to help children find the religious language to live into their own answers to existential questions such as: who am I, where did I come from, How do I choose to live my life and what are my gifts? Teachers guide children through a prepared and structured environment that allows them to explore their own interests at their own pace.
Spirit Play stories include topics relating to our Principles, Sources, world religions and UU history and liturgy with a special emphasis on our sixth principle, “We work for a fair and peaceful world.”
Grades 3 – 5
Curriculum: Science & Religion
The Science & Religion curriculum is a unique offering written by members of the congregation. Originally created for the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, the course helps children answer questions about the place of humanity in the universe, the nature and meaning of life, and how scientific reasoning influences and enhances our faith as Unitarian Universalists. This program offers ample opportunities for active learning through real-world science experiments as well as time for reflection and dialogue on the meaning of these experiments in a religious context.
Grades 3 – 5
Our UU faith asks us to think about religion as the practice of being faithful to what you love. In order to do this, you must decide what you love and do your best to live that love faithfully every day. Signs of Our Faith guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Children examine how their lives do and can exhibit these traits and values, and come to understand that their faith is a living faith whose histories and teachings are fortifications for living faithfully in a complex world.
Love Connects Us celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. We encourage one another’s search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world.