Face masks are optional for all children, childcare providers, and religious exploration leaders.
UUSO Religious Education Classes are multi-aged and configured based on each year’s attendance. The Nursery, Explorers, and Seekers meet in the downstairs Rainbow Rooms at Chapin Memorial Church. Mid-Teens and Sr. High youth meet in the Gathering Room, also in the downstairs of Chapin.
Nursery Care is available for children five years old and younger in the lower level at Chapin Memorial Church from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Children are also always welcome to attend services in the Sanctuary. Chalice Bags (Activity bags) are available at the Welcome Table in the back of the Sanctuary for those who like to keep their hands busy.
The Explorers (Grades K-3): The Explorers curriculum rotates between the following yearly themes: Unitarian Universalist Heritage, Jewish and Christian Heritages, the Interdependent Web of Life, and Religions of the World. Peace and Social Justice projects are woven through all themes. Classes may involve stories, games, discussions, art projects, meditation, and snack. Each group is taught by dedicated teachers who work from favorite Unitarian Universalist curricula. Classes are fun, active, thoughtful, and creative.
The Seekers (Grades 4-6): Hogwarts Classes and Popcorn Theology Classes are usually offered in alternating years.
YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) — Grades 9-12: YRUU is most often for those in Grades 9-12. Occasionally we host a Jr./Sr. YRUU for those in Grades 7-12. YRUU is part of the national youth organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Class members decide the course of their year together along with their adult advisors and UUSO’s Director of Religious Education. Youth can serve on UUSO committees, work in the Nursery, or offer assistance to RE classroom teachers. Older YRUU teens may choose to attend Unitarian Universalist Youth Conferences that are offered throughout the district. UUSO Youth often find that living their values of inclusivity and social justice at their respective high schools can lead to needing the extra support of their UUSO Youth group. Their group provides a safe and nurturing space to truly be themselves.
Please contact the Office Administrator at UUSO@uuso.org if you have any questions.