Children’s Faith Engagement
Special Programming for Children and Youth for 2020-21
While Our Building is Closed
Register now for UUCWC’s 2020-2021 all-virtual children’s program.
PK – 5th grade: Family Chalice Circles
The goal this year for families with children in 5th grade or below is to strengthen connections between UUCWC families and to help parents’ model being a UU at home. The invitation is to make a commitment to your family’s spirit by intentionally participating in a once a week family small group. Each family will be invited into a “circle” with two other families with children of similar age. Each week, Robin send out material to be used in the circle, written by Kim and her, which will include: a chalice lighting, time for joys and sorrows, a reading or story based on the monthly theme, one or two reflection questions and a song. The materials and questions will be accessible to all ages. Circles will meet for about 45 minutes once a week, on a day and time that is mutually convenient to everyone. There is an optional Family Chalice Circle parent check in once a month for support.
Jr Youth Group: For Teens and Tweens in 6th – 8th Grade
The Junior Youth group meets every other week virtually to play games, talk and brainstorm about justice and reflect on the monthly theme through art, sharing photographs, videos and music and writing and reading poetry.
9th – 10th grade: 5 Lessons on Human Sexuality to Complete OWL, Followed by Coming of Age
Last Year’s OWL class will complete the human sexuality curriculum in October and November. In December, they will start Coming of Age, using a new virtual curriculum. Coming of Age is a Unitarian Universalist rite of passage that celebrates the transition from childhood into the teen and adult years. Participants will explore their personal beliefs and values, learn about Unitarian Universalism and how our faith applies to everyday life, participate in service projects to UUCWC and the community, and work with a mentor to write a personal statement of current religious belief.
Youth Group: Our youth group continues to meet with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Princeton this year.
For more information about any of the above programs, please contact Robin Pugh, Director of Lifespan Faith Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Information about our Children’s Program when Sunday Services resume in the building
- Information about what children in our RE program learn each year.
- Information about our summer program (July 1 – Labor Day)