RE Programming

Sunday Morning Programming
Pre-K – Our professional educators read stories, engage pre-schoolers in imaginative play, and create an environment of belonging for our youngest children. They are currently following an online adaptation of the Chalice Children curriculum provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association. 
K-1 – Our Kindergarten and first graders are participating in a curriculum that shares clips from children’s movies, crafting, and play as a way to discuss themes of the seven UU Principles
See link for an explanation of the principles: https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles
2-3 – Our second and third graders are participating in a curriculum that shares clips from children’s movies, crafting, and play as a way to discuss themes of the seven UU Principles
See link for an explanation of the principles: https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles
4-5 – Our fourth and fifth graders are using Harry Potter as a tool to delve into the seven UU Principles and explore themes of social justice.
For our educator’s reflection on JK Rowling’s transphobic comments and how we, as UUs, can grapple with the complexity and cognitive dissonance of the situation, please click here.
Middle and High School – Our youth are meeting bi-weekly for discussions around media, justice, and spirituality.

Other Programs:
Youth Dungeons and Dragons
Beginning in January, UUFH will offer a youth Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Please email rec@uufh.org if your youth is interested in participating. The more the merrier!
Parents of Preschoolers and Younger Elementary
We are in the process of putting together a group as part of a pilot program about how to introduce spirituality into the home with young children. There will be weekly video prompts for families and a once-monthly parent Zoom meeting. Please email rec@uufh.org if you are interested.
Book Clubs:
Over the summer, we offered our first ever RE Book clubs, which we hope to continue in future years. These groups met weekly over Zoom to discuss the following books:
Youth:
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sâenz
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor
4th and 5th grade:
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Wonder by R.J. Palacio