Our Religious Education Curriculum
Primary Group (Grades K,1,2)
In Our Hands: A Peace and Social Justice Curriculum.
In this program, children explore peace and fairness through stories, discussions, and activities. Participants learn constructive ways of resolving conflict and promoting peace in their own lives. They learn to see their connections to the larger community, to the natural world, and to the Unitarian Universalist peace and justice heritage.
Elementary Group (Grades 3,4,5)
In Our Hands: A Peace and Social Justice Curriculum
This program provides opportunities for children to explore their own knowledge and feelings about peace and justice. It also helps children learn about various concepts of peace and justice and explore how to promote peace and justice within themselves, in their relationships with others, in their roles as Unitarian Universalists, and as human beings on our earth.
Spring Project (K-Grade 5)
In April and May of 2016, grades K through 5th will join in a special project together.
Junior High Group (Grades 6,7,8)
It Starts With Me
A course for older children (ages 10–13) on community service, this program contains information and a wide range of creative activities that focus on the concept of community and an awareness of oneself as a part of a community; the importance of volunteerism to the local community; and different forms that community service and social activism can take with an emphasis on simple acts of kindness, human rights, and environmental protection.
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 of each year. 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.