Children and Youth Classes and Curriculum

Teenage Girl in Religious Exploration ClassWe provide a wide array of religious exploration programs designed for infant through high school ages, intended to help our children and youth:

• Become familiar with world religions, faith traditions, and non-faith philosophies, including Unitarian Universalism
• Develop skills for self-care, as well as building healthy relationships with others
• Carry out social and ecological justice projects which connect us to our community and the wider world
• Develop spiritual practices which allow us to reflect and make thoughtful decisions on living an ethical life

We do this through:

Religious Exploration classes and programs during the Sunday morning service for pre-kindergarten through middle school

Nursery Care from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM for ages 5 and under

TRYBE youth group meetings from 12:30 – 2:30 PM on 2nd and 4th Sundays, for ages 12 – 20

Coming of Age program on 1st and 3rd Sundays for youth in 7th-12th grades

Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education for K-1st, 4-6th, 7-9th, and 10-12th grades (coming again in 2018)

SpiralScouts co-ed scouting program on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fall Religious Exploration

Each Sunday morning during the 11:00 worship service, there will be offerings for our children and youth in the Religious Exploration program. On most 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, the children will separate by age for the Faith Development classes from the Tapestry of Faith curricula. On 1st Sundays of the month, all children will gather together for worship in Children’s Chapel, which is designed and co-hosted by our youth in the Coming of Age program. On the 3rd and 5th Sundays, we may have a multigenerational service, a social justice project, or a special holiday activity for all ages.

Faith Development classes:

Chalice Children (PreK-Kindergarten): www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/chalicechildren

Creating Home (1st-2nd grades): www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/home

Moral Tales (3rd-4th grades): www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/tales

Windows and Mirrors (5th grade and up): www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/windows

Please check our list of volunteer opportunities to see if any of your gifts may be a match for making our ministry shine : re-volunteers-areas-of-need

All programs are staffed by background-screened staff and volunteers who are familiar with our safety policy.

For more details, please contact religious.exploration@uutallahassee.org.

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles in Children’s Language:

1. We believe that each and every person is important.

2. We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.

3. We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.

4. We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

5. We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.

6. We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

7. We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.