We instruct our children and youth using the most up-to-date Unitarian Universalist religious education materials, which we primarily get through the UUA’s Tapestry of Faith Curricula. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry
For the 2019-2020 RE Year
Our Pre-K class is following the Chalice Children curriculum, which is taught by our education professionals:
Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share.
Our Kindergarten-1st grade class is learning A Wonderful Welcome:
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 not only strangers, but family, our peers, our neighbors and even entities that are not people such as our animal friends and nature itself.
Our 2nd-3rd graders are learning Moral Tales:
Every day our children go forth into a complex world where they are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. Moral Tales attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.
Our 4th-5th graders are participating in a social justice curriculum inspired by Harry Potter called Harry and UU
The curriculum includes many fun wizarding activities, but the main purpose of the curriculum is social action. The class forms a chapter of Dumbledore’s Army and fights against seven Horcruxes during the year. The Horcruxes are real world social action projects.
Our middle schoolers are studying Riddles and Mysteries:
The purpose of Riddle and Mystery is to assist middle schoolers in their own search for understanding. Each of the 16 sessions introduces and processes a Big Question: Does God exist? What happens when you die? Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?
Our high schoolers follow the monthly themes of Touchstones: