Sunday Programs for Children (Prek-8th Grade)

IMG_20150618_162432 (640x211)At WBUUC, our primary goal is to create a safe and loving space in which our children, youth and adults can grow and serve together in beloved community, and discover who they are called to be in the world.

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We often begin our time in religious education classes focused on building a covenant; our promises related to how we ought to be with one another. We hope that this provides a gentle framework in which our youngest UUs can put our 8 Principles into practice, no matter what the topic of the day might be.

Each month, children, youth and teachers explore our monthly worship themes using stories, songs, crafts and questions inspired by all of our sources of Wisdom and guided by our promises to one another.

Meeting Times

Sundays
Mid-September through Early June
9:00am and 11:00am on Sunday mornings

Circle Sundays:  Most Sundays, children are divided by peer groups where they will explore the monthly worship theme through stories, crafts, and games. These classes help our children not only learn about our faith, but helps them establish friendships with peers and connect with fabulous volunteer teachers who help to guide these circles throughout the year. On these Sundays, children in Prek-5th grades begin the morning in the sanctuary and then leave for classes during the first hymn. 6th– 8th Grade circles begins on the hour. Classes end at 10 after the hour. Children & Youth Ages Prek& Up should Check-in at the welcome center before the service.

Prek: Chalice Children
K-1st: Wonderers
2nd-3rd Grades: Seekers
4th-5th Grades: Explorers
6th-8th: Riddle and Mystery

Intergenerational Worship: All-ages worship in the sanctuary allows families to worship with one another and helps children learn hymns and rituals that are important to this community. On these Sundays children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service.

Chapel Sundays:  The first Sunday of each month, children will hear a story before leaving the sanctuary for a child-centered worship, and then return at the end of the service for the closing hymn and prayer. This allows children to experience worship and multigenerational community as well as age-appropriate learning and leadership. Occasionally, Chapel will be led with help from the junior high and senior high youth, with help from younger children who wish to get involved in presenting worship. Children & Youth Ages Prek& Up should Check-in at the welcome center before the service.

Exploration Sundays: On these special Sundays, prek-8th grade children come together to Grow and Serve. Occasionally led by our junior high and high school youth, this multi-age, centers-based approach allows children to explore our faith in a fun, interactive way. Class is held in the Social Hall and ends on the hour. Children & Youth Ages Prek& Up should Check-in at the welcome center before the service.

Prek-8th schedule

Sept. 8: Opening Sunday Intergenerational
Sept. 15: Exploration Sunday
Sept. 22: Exploration Sunday
Sept. 30: Circle Sunday
Oct. 6: Chapel Sunday
Oct. 13: Circle Sunday
Oct. 20: Circle Sunday
Oct. 27: Circle Sunday
Nov. 3: Chapel Sunday
Nov. 10: Circle Sunday
Nov. 17: Circle Sunday
Nov. 24: Circle Sunday
Dec. 1: Chapel Sunday
Dec. 8: Circle Sunday
Dec. 15: Circle Sunday
Dec. 22 & 29: Intergenerational
Jan. 5: Chapel Sunday
Jan. 12: Circle Sunday
Jan. 19: Circle Sunday
Jan 26: Last Circle Sunday for Fall Term

Feb. 2: Chapel Sunday (Spring Term Begins)
Feb. 9: Circle Sunday
Feb. 16: Circle Sunday
Feb. 23: Circle Sunday
March 1: Chapel Sunday
March 9: Circle Sunday
March 15: Circle Sunday
March 22: Circle Sunday
March 29: Circle Sunday
April 5: Chapel Sunday
April 12: Circle Sunday
April 19: Easter Intergenerational
April 26: Circle Sunday
May 3: Chapel Sunday
May 10: Circle Sunday
May 17: Last Circle Sunday for Spring Term
May 24: Intergenerational Worship

May 31: Intergenerational Worship
June 2: Flower Communion Intergenerational

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