Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence! Our religious exploration program is designed to spark inquiry and build community. It is a joy and honor to play a role in nurturing the spirits, minds and emotions of all the children and youth who join us for study, play and worship. Through wondrous discovery, we offer important tools they need to grow spiritually, mentally and physically and encourage a lifelong journey of learning. Through nurturing the children in our programs each child blooms and enriches our community, and thus we are very grateful for their presence among us.
7th-8th GRADE OUR WHOLE LIVES
Beginning September 7 at 6:30 with a mandatory parent meeting, we will be hosting our comprehensive human sexuality class mostly on Wednesday nights at 6:30, with two weekend retreats and one optional Sunday session so that we can finish before Spring Break. The 7th and 8th grade level of Our Whole Lives (OWL) is the most extensive, with 26 sessions.
9:30 Children’s Religious Exploration classes has made some exciting changes!
“Spirit Play” a Montessori-based UU curriculum will be used for ages 4 through grade 5. Using current children’s literature, myths and religious stories, children will begin class together with a story. Lessons of agreeing to live in community and right relationship, UU history, our 7 principles and our 6 sources; stories from all cultures and science telling of our beginning and what might happen when we die; stories of the mystery that some people call God, will all be explored further through various activity stations throughout the classroom.
Middle Youth (Grades 6-8) will meet in the youth room each week with time for individual exploration, games and friendship building.
UU Parenting (and grandparenting) Circles starting in October.
In each session we will read a short informative piece together followed by an opportunity to react and discuss. Additional resources for further exploration will be provided at the end of each class. These sessions will relate the stories and lessons in Spirit Play and the UUCL monthly Soul Matters themes to these parenting challenges.