Nursery: Our nursery offers a fun environment for our youngest children (0 - 5 years old) to make new friends and play. Older nursery children can also choose the Chalice Children option, below.
Chalice Children for 3 - 6 year olds: We are offering the Chalice Children class for all 3 - 6 year olds who would enjoy a more structured class than the play-based nursery option. Chalice Children offers an exploration of our Unitarian Universalist faith, the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. Chalice children has a staff teacher who is there most every Sunday and a rotating assistant volunteer teacher. This allows children to have the consistency of a regular teacher and also get to know other adults in the congregation.
Labyrinth Learning for Kindergarten - 5th graders: Labyrinth Learning is our workshop-rotation model for Sunday school. This format allows children and youth the flexibility of choosing the activity that they are most interested in to explore the day's topic. The activities are divided into an arts/crafts station, a movement/music/drama activity station, a discussion-based activity station, and a reading station. This year we will learn about our Unitarian Universalist principles and values, and the sources of wisdom from which we draw, using the monthly worship themes in our Sunday morning services. Early elementary children can choose between Labyrinth Learning and Chalice Children, depending on their needs and interest. The Labyrinth Learning class is taught by a rotating group of three volunteer teachers each week.
Youth Groups: Our middle school and senior high youth group will focus on community building and discussion to explore how we live our values in our daily lives. We will also offer occasional field trip activities to foster friendships and fun.
Regular attendance makes a real difference in your child's experience. It helps your child establish friendships and provides a sense of continuity for students and teachers alike.
Tuition: NUUC requests that families donate $40 per child or $80 per family on behalf of the RE program. When classes start in the fall, please bring a check payable to NUUC and include "RE Registration" in the memo line. (You can drop the check off in the church office or in the offering basket.) If this amount would be a hardship for your family, please donate as you are able. Tuition money is used to purchase books, materials, and supplies for the Children's Religious Education program.
Visitors: We welcome visitors to our RE program! Visitors are not asked to pay tuition, but we do request that you complete a registration form so that we have all the information we need to best serve your family.