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Religious Exploration

 

Sunday Class Schedule

Children attending during 1st Service begin the morning in the sanctuary with the congregation. After the story for all ages, they all leave to their age-appropriate classrooms. The 3rd Sunday is our Children’s Chapel and the children in the 1st service begin their class time weather permitting in the Children’s Grove next to the fire pit. We offer children’s religious exploration at both services as follows:

1st Service - 9:30am

Nursery (ages birth to 5 years old)

Explorers 1 K-2nd

Explorers 2 3rd-6th

2nd Service - 11:00am

Nursery (0-8 years old)

JRUU/YRUU (grades 9-12) meets in the library.

Class Information

Age/Grade Policy

Generally, children and youth are placed in classes according to their grade in school. Parents of homeschooled children may discuss placement of their children with the Director of Religious Exploration.

Starting/Ending Times

Children and youth begin in the sanctuary with their families along with the rest of our congregation. There is usually a children’s recessional following a Story for All Ages, after which the congregation will sing a recessional hymn while the children and youth are walked to their classes. First and Second Sessions may end 10 to 15 minutes after the service ends, or earlier. Nursery ends when the service ends. (The 3rd Sunday of the month all classes start the morning with their groups, no time in the sanctuary)

Picking up Children

Explorers 2, JRUU and YRUU (3rd-12th Grade) are dismissed from the class when class is over. Children in the Nursery and Explorers 1(Birth-2nd grade) class must have a parent or other agreed-upon responsible party pick them up from the classroom when class is over.

No playground Supervision

Please note that there is no supervision of the children on the fellowship grounds before or after service. Please supervise your children at these times. All children need to stay in the upper level of the property before, between and after services. Our property is large and it is important that we know where all the children are at all times.

K-2 OWL Group

Meeting Starting September 27th for 9 weeks

Religious Exploration Committee and Community Meeting

Meets the 1st Sunday of every month September-June (excluding Easter Sunday April 5th)

Between services at the Children’s Chapel picnic tables.

One adult member from every family is encouraged to attend.

The vision of the Religious Exploration Committee is that children and youth ages 0 to 18 will:

  • Develop a UU Identity;

  • Become knowledgeable and aware of UU heritage, history and principles;

  • Develop a dedication to service;

  • Establish personal core values;

  • Establish spiritual and religious traditions;

  • Acquire the necessary tools to embark on a lifelong spiritual path

 

 

Sunday Services

Children and youth begin each Sunday in the Sanctuary with their parents. After the “Time for All Ages”, the congregation sings the children out to their RE classes. Please feel free to accompany your child to his or her classroom and then return to the service.

First Service
9:30 am

- Nursery (Birth To 5 years)
- Explorers (Kindergarten through 5th grade) - Meets only during the 9:30 session.

Second Service
11:00am

- Childcare for children up to 6 years old 
- Middle Schoolers (6th through 8th grade) - Meets only during the 11:00 am session.
- YRUU/High School (Grades 9 through 12) - Meets only during the 11:00 am session.

Important Note

Children in the Nursery/Preschool and Primary Class can only be released to their parents or a responsible party. Children in the Intermediate class may be released when class is over with written permission from parents, otherwise they can only be released to a parent or responsible party. Parents should pick their children immediately after the service ends.