Children's Religious Education

Greetings!  Welcome to the children's religious education program at the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

We want our children to be able to comfortably articulate their personal beliefs as well as UU principles and values. We wish to help our children gain a positive feeling of identity as Unitarian Universalists and a sense of themselves as a part of the world family, with empathy and responsibility for others.

Below are descriptions of the programs offered and our general policy.

AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE DOING IN OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES:

Childcare

We have childcare available for one to six year olds during services. 

Grades 1 through 5 - First Service

Children begin in the sanctuary to share in the Ministering to All Ages and then go up to their classroom together.

Our curriculum of “Creating Home” continues.  We will explore the following: Our Unitarian Universalist Ancestors; Families of All Kinds - Learning from a Penguin Family;  Gratitude and Blessings of Our Meals; John Murray - A UU Ancestor; Our Worship Home.  We learn through thoughtful conversation, story, games, play, and art.

Grades 1 through 5 - Second Service

Children will begin in the sanctuary to join in the Ministering to All Ages.

Children will then move up to the older ages children’s area next to the childcare room in the Education Building.  This a place where they are allowed choice in games, building structures, reading or doing art with one of our little ones, or making a connection with one a youth who is helping in the childcare room. 

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS - Grades 6-8

Young people begin in the sanctuary to share in the Ministering to All Ages and then go up to their classroom together.

The Middle Schoolers have begun the Heifer International Curriculum “GET IT!®: Global Education To Improve Tomorrow”.  The focus is on sustainable solutions to world hunger and poverty. The curriculum engages students in investigating, researching and acting on issues surrounding consumer choices and international trade. 

YOUTH GROUP - Grades 9-12

Young people begin in the sanctuary to share in the Ministering to All Ages and then go up to their classroom together. 

The Youth Group has taken a leadership role in selecting a focus for their time together.  They have decided to explore The Ten Eternal Questions that was the focus for Chalice Circles.  These questions include the big ones such as: “What is god?” and “Is there such thing as karma?” They are also planning to cook soup together for the Thursday Lunches at KUUF as a way of serving the community.