Religious Education Registration
Registering your kids for RE helps us know how many staff we need for each classroom and gives us information about allergies and medical conditions that can be helpful to our leaders and your children. The RE fee this year is $35/family and can be paid at a later time via cash or check or by clicking here and donating under "special donations." Please make sure you make a note that your payment is for the RE fee.
At First Unitarian, we celebrate the uniqueness and importance of childhood and adolescence. We strive to support our young people while instilling them with a sense of purpose and value. Children and youth in our program will learn about Unitarian Universalist (UU) history and ideals; information about our Judeo-Christian heritage as well as other world religions; and why we as UUs value social justice so highly. At the end of the summer, we will revert back to our usual religious education programming. Here's what's on the horizon for RE in 2014-15!
Junior Choir: Children and youth kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to be a part of this fun musical group, which will perform several times during the year and practices on the first and third Sunday of each month.
Spiritual Imaginings: On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, children and youth kindergarten through eighth grade participate in expression of their spiritual ideas through various art forms. For more details, come to First Unitarian!
At 11am, the children and youth are divided by age into small groups for learning and spiritual development opportunities. This programming provides for developmentally-appropriate programming.
Childcare. Our children birth through age 2 are lovingly and skillfully cared for by our paid childcare provider and one or more additional volunteers each week.
Preschoolers are participating in a Montessori-based program called Spirit Play. Our Spirit Play program focuses on the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism and will encourage your young UU to consider themselves a part of our UU community.
Kindergarten through second graders are also participating in a Montessori-based program called Spirit Play. This year, our Spirit Play program focuses on the sources of Unitarian Universalism and helps children think about where our church's tenets come from.
Third through sixth graders will be exploring the concept of power and what we as Unitarian Universalists can do to use our power for a better world. They will be working through a curriculum called "Sing to the Power."
Seventh through ninth graders will be completing a rite of passage this year: Coming of Age. This program encourages youth to explore what is important in their own spiritual lives and what their personal religious beliefs are. The program also seeks to deepen ties between the youth and their families as well as with other people in the congregation. Be on the lookout for an exhibit of the group’s work at the end of the year.
High School. The youth group meets on Sunday mornings and will be deciding for themselves what kind of curriculum and activities they'd like to do this year. The youth group also has various social outings and service projects.
Our adult religious education group meets at 10am in Fellowship Hall. We have a wide variety of programming, including outside speakers and speakers from our own congregation. Join us for lectures and discussion on topics ranging from human trafficking to the Bible. No two weeks are the same. Join us!
Here are some of the basic forms you might need for your leadership in RE.
RE Leader Application Form.pdf
Incident Report Form.docx
EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST June 2013.docx (Remember: please get any expenses over $5 approved prior to making a purchase.)