Elementary Ages

The RE program runs from September through mid- June


An RE Program for children in grades Pre-K through 5th grade is offered during the 9am service. This theme-based program is called "The Workshop Model.” All children begin Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary to participate in the rituals of lighting the chalice, singing together and participating in the Lesson for All Ages. Following the Lesson, the children transition to RE Program spaces.

We have two multi-aged workshop "teams,” Green Team for children in PK-2nd grade and Blue Team for children in 3rd-5th grade. Each month, the workshop teams will delve into a new theme that follows along with the theme-based ministry happening in the Sanctuary. Each month, the workshops are led by 2-3 volunteers from the congregation, who rotate between the teams. The Workshop Leaders shape a learning experience around the monthly theme that may incorporate their special talents or personal interests, such as arts, music, gardening or foreign language. It’s a great opportunity for intergenerational community building! Each team is accompanied for 10-12 weeks by a volunteer know as a Guide. The Guide is a steady presence in the group who gets to know the children individually and supports the Workshop Leader’s planned activities.

Searching for an Easter egg

Children are welcome to begin attending the program at any time during the year. If you and your child(ren) are attending for the first time, please accompany your child to their program space and fill out a brief registration form with the program volunteer.

Please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information.

9AM SUNDAY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Chalice Children and Workshop Teams join family members in the Sanctuary at 9am. Junior and Senior Youth Group meet at 9am in program spaces.

Ø  RE Workshop – Green Team (grades 1 and 2)    Blue Team (grades 3-5)

§  Workshop is a space where children can create covenant, grow in community, exercise creativity and reflect on the values of UU faith.

§  Workshop themes change monthly, matching Sunday worship themes