2019 – 2020 Classes and Curriculum
Curriculum: Chalice Children
During Religious Education sessions, the children work together with their teachers on various projects, exploratory art, circle time, and enjoy snack together! The group is discovering world holidays, emotions, Unitarian Universalism, and nature.
Curriculum: Soul Matters Sharing Circle
The elementary group is a mixed-age class where the teacher differentiates for each learner, and everyone in the group helps one another. The Soul Matters Sharing Circle Religious Education curriculum connects directly to the themes that are discussed in church, and the children are exploring ideas that the adults are also hearing about and discussing in the sanctuary.
Each week, the group is exploring various world religions, applying ideas to the Seven Principles, and making connections to their lives, the immediate community and the world. The children are active participants in the lessons, working on projects together, sharing ideas, and discussing the importance of the monthly Soul Matters themes, which are:
The youth group, which is comprised of Sr. high school-aged youth, has been focusing on world religions and deepening their knowledge of other faith traditions. The group is using a Soul Matters curriculum called Crossing Paths, which explores: Unitarian Universalism, Judaism, Christianity, Christian Evangelicalism, Catholicism, Quakerism, Black Church Traditions, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
Sunday Morning Childcare
10 am to 12 pm
We also will have child care at all First Parish events!