PreK Group (Year prior to Kindergarten)
Chalice Children. This curriculum is designed to help young children learn about their church and congregation. Based on the premise that children learn best through experience, this program helps nurture spiritual growth, creativity, and a sense of community through imaginative activities and rituals such as rhymes and fingerplays.
Primary Group (Grades K,1,2)
Faithful Journey. This program uses the "UU Super Heroes" and "Faithful Journey" curriculum.
Elementary Group (Grades 3,4,5)
Timeless Themes. This curriculum introduces the rich biblical literature central to our UU heritage. The Bible stories are taught from the perspective of UU values.
Spring Project (PreK-Grade 5)
In April & May of 2014, pre-kindergarteners, primary classes, and elementary classes will join in a special project together. Past topics include Diversity, Peace, Social/Moral issues, and the Seven Principles seen through a social justice lens.
Junior High Group (Grades 6,7,8)
Compass Points. This curriculum guides young adolescents on a yearlong spiritual journey with opportunities to explore their identities, their beliefs, their Unitarian Universalist faith, their relationships with others, and their connections to the world.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) (Grades 9-12)
In YRUU, youth and adult advisors work together to build community, develop youth leadership, and engage in worship and social action. Our youth develop ties to our area congregations and wider UU youth movement by attending district YRUU conferences.
YRUU has also elected to be a part of Habitat for Humanity Service Project, which includes fundraising events, planning meetings, and training sessions which culminate in a ten-day out-of-state trip in July 2014. Advisors lead the youth to take greater leadership in their own learning, and to select and discuss topics relevant to Unitarian Universalism and the greater world.
Additionally, topics relevant to healthy adolescent development, decision-making, and relationships are also addressed. Together, these programs give our youth the opportunity to deepen their religious and moral understandings and bring their beliefs and values to bear on the world. As such, youth may become members of UUSG with limited voting privileges.