Parents, please complete the online Child & Youth Safety Information Form if your child will be participating in Soulful Exploration at WUUC.
Soulful Exploration at WUUC views spirituality as an integral part of a child’s exploration and discovery. We strive to create an environment that nurtures that discovery through story, art, music, games and sharing. We honor various learning styles and build our sacred time together with thoughtful consideration for each child’s differences.
The WUUC Nursery strives to be a warm, welcoming, and safe place for children. In the nursery, your children will be invited to join in the opening Sharing Circle ritual, play with other children under the supervision of the nursery caregivers, and join the closing circle. The nursery opens at 9:45 am. Children of visitors are welcome.
Celebrating Me and My World is our pre-school curriculum for 2016-2017. This curriculum teaches our children to celebrate their own personal gifts and talents. The curriculum then guides our children through an expansion of their awareness of the world around them. They then learn to interact with the world compassionately and lovingly with a sense of appreciation for its beauty.
In Spirit Jam! our youth will alternate Sundays between experiential and embodied learning based workshops and children’s worship services led by Rev. Jamil. The worship services will provide opportutnies for our youth to engage our church-wide theme of the month, learn about Unitarian Universalism, and experience spiritual practice. The workshop rotations will be based on the themes, and are called “Jams.” Jams offered this year will include: BodyJam (yoga, dance, and movement), JusticeJam (social justice/charity activities), TinkerJam (learning through crafts and experiments, StoryJam (folk-tales from the world’s wisdom traditions), and more.
Nursery – birth through 2 yrs – 10:00 a.m. Meet in the Nursery.
Preschool (Caterpillars) – 3 — 5 years – 10:00 a.m. Meet in the Nursery.
Kindergarten-5th grade will check-in and gather in the library before service.
On Sundays children march the chalice light into the sanctuary, hear a time for all ages, and are dismissed to their children’s worship in the chapel (Trailer P2).
If you arrive late please make sure to sign in either at the Soulful Information table or in the classroom. Please plan on picking up your children from Soulful at 11:15 a.m. This will give you time to enjoy some refreshments and meet other adults in the community.
We invite you to visit 2 Sundays so that you can determine if we are a fit for your children’s spiritual needs. After that we ask that you fill out the safety information form for your child and/or youth. There is no fee to participate. To fill out the safety information form please click here.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
We will be offering the 5th/6th Grade module of Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality classes this Spring. Our Whole Lives is a values-based curriculum that fosters loving, equitable, and healthy relationships and counters injustices such as homophobia, stereotyping, and sexism. Each level of OWL uses developmentally and age-appropriate instruction to engage children, youth, and adults in learning and conversation about what it means to be a healthy sexual being. For more information about the OWL program and the deadline to register please email Rev. Jamil at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about OWL at uua.org/owl
Information on Youth Programs
To find out what’s happening this week in Soulful for Children and Youth click here.
We look forward to meeting you and your family. If you have questions, please contact:
Rev. Jamil Scott at email@example.com