Sunday Mornings

Religious Education classes are held on Sunday mornings simultaneously with the adult worship hours. For most programs, the children and youth start in the worship service. See the programs for specific times.

 

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Sunday Night Live

Sunday Night Live is a time to Explore human development, Connect with friends and family, and Recharge your spirit. We start with a short time for multi-age gathering, a chalice lighting, words and songs to inspire, then an hour for various age groups to gather and share more personally, enjoy some social time, and engage in activities that build community. Need childcare? Request Childcare Here. Programs offered include:

 

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  • Nursery Room

    Nursery Room

    Our infants and toddlers are lovingly cared for in the nursery room by our dedicated CPR and First Aid certified RE Aides and volunteers from the congregation. Parents are welcome to stay in the nursery if they would like. Parents must sign their children in and out of the Nursery room, and keep their phones on vibrate when they leave.

    Meeting Times: Sundays during both services
  • The Sunshine Kids (age 4-grade 2) and Chalice Singers (grades 3-6) rehearse between the two services on selected Sunday mornings.

  • Youth Staff R.E. Internships

    Youth Staff R.E. Internships

    Youth are invited to apply to serve as assistant R.E. Teachers for our preschool and elementary age groups. The experience is truly emblematic of UU values: covenantal relationships rooted in community and mutual respect. This internship offers youth a chance to practice bringing their UU values into a work environment. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed Coming of Age at ERUUF or another UU congregation.

    Learn more

  • 3 - 4 year-olds: Chalice Children

    3 - 4 year-olds: Chalice Children

    Chalice Children delves into Unitarian Universalist faith and provides experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. Early childhood is filled with curiosity and wonder. With loving adults as guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community.

  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade

    Kindergarten - 1st Grade

    Fall: Wonderful Welcome
    Children identify intangible gifts central to Unitarian Universalism such as friendship, hospitality and fairness, and share these gifts with others.

    Spring: World of Wonder
    Founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development, this program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. 

  • Signs of Our Faith guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Children examine how their lives do and can exhibit these traits and values, and come to understand that their faith is a living faith whose histories and teachings are fortifications for living faithfully in a complex world. Children are prompted to consider questions such as "What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?"

  • 4th - 5th Grade

    4th - 5th Grade

    Sing to the Power affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Participants experience their own power, and understand how it can help them to be leaders.

  • “Neighboring Faith Communities” is a program for 6-8th grade students that is based on making visits to other faith communities near your congregation.

  • OWL is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities. It provides honest, accurate information about sexuality. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, and improves decision-making. Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.

  • This program supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Following a Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation, the 8 sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly HomeLink - a homework project for parents and children to do together.

    Dates: January - May
    Enrollment Limit: 12
  • This ten-workshop program is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.

    Like the other Our Whole Lives programs for different age groups, this comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness, yet without specifically religious doctrine or reference.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm, Meal: 6pm-7pm
    Dates: September - December
    Registration: Children/Youth RE Registration Forms, 2019-20
    Enrollment Limit: 12
  • This sexuality education program for youth models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It is a holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.

    Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. The underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of UU.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: August - May
    Enrollment Limit: 12
  • Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. It builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm, Meal: 6pm-7pm
    Dates: September - December
    Registration: Adult OWL Registration, 2019-20
    Enrollment Limit: 12
  • Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) - Grades 6-8

    Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) - Grades 6-8

    MSYG offers opportunities for all ERUUF 6th-8th grade youth to come together on Sunday afternoons for fun group games, community service and social justice, and exploring their beliefs and values, as well as fun overnights! The group is supported by the Youth Ministry Coordinator and youth advisors.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm
  • COA is a program for 9th-10th grades to assist youth in clarifying and articulating their personal beliefs and to grow more deeply into Unitarian Universalism. COA supports youth in creating a vision about who they would like to be and what they would like to do for the world. Each youth is paired with an adult mentor to support them on their journey of discovery and help create connections between youth and the adult congregation. The program culminates with a celebration dinner and youth-led worship service in which youth share their personal credos.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: September - May
  • High School Youth Group (HSYG) - Grades 9-12

    High School Youth Group (HSYG) - Grades 9-12

    HSYG is a great place to have fun and meet a community of other youth that share our UU values! Youth meet weekly during the 11:15 service in the CARE building as well as having overnights and other fun events throughout the year. HSYG includes opportunities for community building, worship and faith formation, justice making, learning and leadership. The group is supported by the Youth Ministry Coordinator and youth advisors.

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm, Meal: 6pm-7pm
    Dates: September - May
  • Bridging

    Bridging

    One of the most important things we can do for our youth is to support them as they "bridge" into adulthood, to keep them connected to Unitarian Universalism. Once a year, we celebrate coming-of-age youth and the learning and growth that happens all year in Religious Education. Each class leads a piece of the worship service, and we "bridge" our high school seniors into the adult congregation.

  • The Compassionate Warrior Boot Camp provides an elegantly sequenced set of short assignments that, step-by-step, build up ally’s ability to engage in productive race conversations with family, friends, and coworkers whose racial views they find problematic. Learn more about the Compassionate Warrior Boot Camp curriculum here

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm, Meal: 6pm-7pm
  • Co-working Space

    Co-working Space

    Whether you're dropping children off for Sunday Night Live, or participating in the programming offered on Sunday nights, there's plenty of welcoming space for you at ERUUF! Our co-working space offers Internet, tea, coffee, and a quiet place to breathe, work, and regroup. 

    Meeting Times: Sundays, 4:30pm-6pm