FALL EXPLORATION - CLASSES & CURRICULA
September 15 – December 15
Ten classroom Sundays plus Community Exploration Sundays.
Pre-K/ Kindergarten/1st Grade: World of Wonder delves deep into our UU Seventh Principle as it instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery
2nd/3rd/4th Grades: Moral Tales stories and activities help to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools that they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.
5th& 6th Grades: Water at Work unit of First Parish in Bedford’s Earth Circles environmental justice curriculum raises Kids’ understanding and valuing of water sources and distribution, and their concern about inequities in access to water across the planet.
7th Grade: Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth's understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.
Note: This course runs from September to May and incorporates visitors from and visits to local communities of worship.
WINTER EXPLORATION – ART and SPIRITUALITY
January 5 -February 23
Five classroom Sundays plus Community Exploration Sundays
Members of First Parish in Bedford’s Arts Community will be sharing with our UU Kids how lives can be enhanced spiritually through the process of creating art. Exploration groups will include: bookbinding, dancing, photography, knitting, learning to play the recorder, and more.
SPRING EXPLORATION – CREATING WORSHIP
March 2 -April 27
Eight classroom Sundays plus Community Exploration Sundays
Each Sunday the UU Kids work in small groups developing elements of a worship service. Later in the morning the groups gather to combine their efforts in their own worship service. The culmination of the spring session is a Sunday morning service for the entire congregation developed and led by our children. This year’s theme: Our UU Sources.