R.E. Classes for 2018-2019

Please scroll down for details about class schedules and programs. You and your family are welcome to join us anytime throughout the year.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Classes

Curriculum

Visiting & Enrolling


Sunday Morning R.E. Schedule

First Service:

8:45am-12:30pm Nursery Open Our nursery is open and staffed before/after each service for children three years of age and under.
9:00am 1st Service Begins Children attend the beginning of the service with their parents. Infants, toddlers, and children of all ages are always welcome in the service.
9:20am PreK-6 Program Begins Children leave the service to go to their respective R.E. group classes: PreK-K, Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6. JRUU & YRUU members will stay in service. You are always welcome to visit your children’s classes.
10:00am Worship Ends for the Adults  We gather for refreshments and conversation on the Patio each Sunday after worship. Join us!
10:30am Child care & PreK-6 Classes End Children third grade and under should be picked up promptly in their classrooms at this time.

Second Service:

8:45am-12:30pm Nursery Open Our nursery is open and staffed before/after each service for children three years of age and under.
11:00am 2nd Service Begins Children attend the beginning of the service with their parents. Infants, toddlers and children of all ages are always welcome in the service.
11:20am Children/Youth Programs Begin Children/youth leave the service to go to their R.E. group class: PreK-K, Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6.  JRUU & YRUU members will stay in service. You are always welcome to visit your children’s classes.
12pm Worship Ends for the Adults  We gather for refreshments and conversation on the Patio each Sunday after worship. Join us!
12:30pm Children/Youth Programs End Children third grade and under should be picked up promptly from their classes at this time; others may meet their parents.

Sunday Morning Class Location

Ages 1-3: Pinecones building (above the upper parking lot)

PreK-K:  Footprints building (1st classroom up the hill behind the Office)

Grade 1-3: Treetops building (2nd classroom up the hill behind the Office)

Grades 4-6:  Palmer Library

Grades 7-8 (JRUU): *11:00am service only Cathy Schepps Space (YRUU room)

Grades 9-12 (YRUU): *11:00am service only Cathy Schepps Space (YRUU room)

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Religious Education Curriculum for 2018-2019

During the school year (September-June) we offer formal programs starting at age 4 and continuing through grade 12. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children ages 1 to 3.

Toddlers (1-3 yrs) (No formal curriculum)

Melanie Lindberg, Gloria Rubenfield

Our talented staff will encourage young children to explore the world around them. Toddlers may be dropped off before service or attend the first part of the service with their families. Class meets in “Pinecones”, above the upper parking lot.

PreK-K (4 yrs+): Chalice Children

Sheryl Goto, Liora Gutierrez, Danielle Rubenfield

Introduces children to concepts such as family, holidays, birth and death, marriage, dreams and the natural world using fun activities, rhymes and finger plays. Class meets in “Footprints” Building, first classroom up the hill past the administrative office.

Grades 1-3: Picture Book UU (fall)/Love Will Guide Us (spring)

Barbara Hermann, Kayleigh Kornher

Stepping stone has 6 distinct units over the year. The first unit is “beginning myths”, stories of creationism from different religions and cultures. Our second unit, “the stories scientists tell,” which is about how scientists believe the world, animals and people came to be. The third unit,“the wonder of birth,” which includes birth stories from different religious traditions as well as our own family structure. The fourth unit is “the adventures of our people” about influential people who are also Unitarian Universalists. The fifth is “wonderings about death” where we will explore what happens when someone dies. Our last unit is “making decisions” where we will explore easy and hard choices. Class meets in “Treetops”, second classroom up the hill past the administrative building.

Grades 4-6: Monthly Themes

Katherine Buffington

The 4th through 6th grade class are exploring monthly themes including “Getting to Know You” (studying heraldic symbolism and discussed personality traits), “Conquering Fears” (sensory experiences and developing our senses of empathy), “Native Cultures: Fairy Lore”, “Greek and Egyptian mythology” and “Generosity”. Themes are chosen with the the help of our students and always presented within UU values including a focus on Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression. Class meets in the Palmer Library.

Grades 7-12: (Junior High/Senior High) *11:00 am service only

Ernie Dun

The Junior high and Senior high classes will be doing their own version of “What do you stand for” with an emphasis on self inventory and recognition of strengths and challenges that the students have. Ernie, a former social worker, is adept at facilitating these awareness seminars. Classes will be held in the Cathy Schepps Space (YRUU room), next to the upper parking lot.

Summer Programs

At the end of June, our congregation reverts to a 10:00 am service only. During the RE “off-season” we offer a one room schoolhouse curriculum for the kids and youth ages 4-teenager. Class is held in Founders’ Hall, or if inclement weather, in the Library. Students enjoy activities such as stories, art, music, drama, food or dance. Nursery care is provided during the summer as usual.

Other Special Programming


Throughout the year, the Fellowship sponsors a number of fun activities for families and kids. These include family camping trips, beach parties, sing-a-longs, social action activities, holiday parties, sleepovers, and family and youth camps at de Benneville Pines (the Unitarian Universalist camp near Big Bear).

There is special programming as well. Our Whole Lives which is a life span sexual education courses that Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ have conjointly written and offer. We are pleased at UUFSD, to currently being able to offer PreK-K OWL, Junior High OWL and Young Adult OWL.
The upcoming scheduling of programs are tentatively scheduled for:

  • PreK-K OWL – Fall of 2019
  • Junior High OWL – January 2019
  • Young Adult OWL (ages 18-35) – TBD

Visitors


Visiting children are welcome in both our nursery and Religious Education classes, whether it’s just a one-time attendance or several weeks of visitation looking for a church home. Visiting parents are also welcome to attend our RE classes with their children, for as long as it takes the child to feel comfortable in class without you. For your child’s safety, we do ask that you check in with our family greeter at the start of the service to provide your contact information and any other critical details, such as allergies. Please note that all of our classrooms are nut free environments and gluten free snack options are available please just ask. After the first class, we will need your R.E. registration form (available at the welcome table or from your child’s teacher) to keep on file with this information.

Enrolling

Please visit our RE Forms page and download the Registration Form.  Once completed, please email your completed form to us at alison@uufsd.org or drop a copy in Alison A.L.G. McLeod’s mailbox in the UUFSD office.

The suggested R.E. program contribution is $40 per child per year, but all contributions, whether more or less, are gratefully accepted and can be made online at this link  where you will also receive a tax receipt following your donation.

Safe Congregation Policy

To ensure the physical and emotional safety of all members of the UUFSD community, we have a Safe Congregation Policy that sets guidelines for a variety of events and situations and establishes protocol for dealing with allegations of misconduct. Please visit our RE Forms page to download a copy of the Safe Congregation Policy and other pertinent information.

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