Curriculum: Chalice Children

In this Unitarian Universalist curriculum, the children have the opportunity learn about their religious community and tradition, as well as the freedom to discover and express their uniqueness.

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:

September: Expectation
October: Belonging
November: Attention
December: Awe
January: Integrity
February:  Resilience
March: Wisdom
April: Liberation
May:  Thresholds
June:  Play

Youth Group

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

Childcare is available for young children on Sunday mornings from 10-12. We’re very lucky to have Neka back to take care of our little ones! Take your time and engage fully in the life of the congregation!  The childcare may also be used by all ages after church during coffee hour until 12 pm!

We also will have child care at all First Parish events!