Religious Exploration


“Where children are encouraged to wonder, inquire and seek their own answers”
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Religious Exploration (RE) classes take place during the Sunday church service from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. September through June. New students may join at any time and visitors are welcome to attend. Children and youth attend the first part of the adult service each Sunday with their parents and then are led by their teachers to the adjacent classrooms. (Child care for infants and toddlers is available throughout the service in the Wonder Play classroom.) When you visit, you will be asked to fill out a Child Signin_Form.

“UUCWI RE programs offer children a liberal religious education. Often children ask profound, life questions that seem beyond their years. They are still so open to the world and the mystery around us. UUCWI RE classes give children a place where these questions are heard. The answers are often offered as ‘wonderings,’ allowing children space to find their own truth in the world.”

 

UUCWI Religious Exploration programs promote:

Respect for all people and all spiritual paths
Working for a better world
Growing in spirit and mind
Learning more about oneself, and
Making new friends & enjoying new activities

Our classes include:

Wonder Play — for infants through kindergarten age children
Spirit Play — for 1st through 5th graders
Youth program — for 6th graders through high school students
Our Whole Lives (OWL) — for 7th and 8th graders

We strive to have a familiar and predictable structure to our classes so the children know what to expect. This can be very comforting, particularly for younger children. We have excellent teachers who are committed to creating a community of support for our students. Our stories, lessons, and message to the RE students are consistent with our UU principles and are shared with our preschool and grade school children as the “Rainbow Principles.”

Unitarian Universalist Parenting Resources are available at the UUA Bookstore