Children’s Religious Education

Welcome to Religious Education at the ALUUC. Our program provides Sunday morning religious education classes for children from preschool through high school, as well as a staffed nursery for children aged two years and younger.

We support and nurture the spiritual growth of our youth and our volunteer teachers through worship, fellowship, service to others and structured classroom learning experiences. To ensure that children are exposed to both Unitarian Universalism and other religious paths, our curriculum is divided into two themes that rotate biannually. The first year we focus on Unitarian Universalism and the next year we focus on World Religions. This year we will be focusing on Unitarian Universalism in our religious education curriculum.

To see more about our curriculum, click the link below to view our brochure:
Children’s Religious Education brochure 2016-2017 (PDF revised 2017)

It is important that our youth see themselves as active and valued members of the church community. Each month we take a Sunday off from regular classes and hold a Children’s RE Worship Service or Intergenerational Service. The church year runs from late August to May. During the summer months, members of the congregation volunteer to share their time and talent with our children as a whole group on Sunday mornings.

To see our calendar of events, click the link below:
Children’s RE calendar 2016-2017 (PDF revised 2017)

If you are available to volunteer to assist the Religious Education Program by serving on the organizing committee, donating supplies, teaching, or facilitating a children’s worship service, please contact our Religious Education Coordinator. Any questions or concerns about our program can be directed to:

Director of Religious Education
Pat Marshall
dre@aluuc.org

RE Committee Chairs
Caitlin McDonald & Tracy Zieber
re@aluuc.org

ALUUC Minister
Rev. Martin Woulfe
minister@aluuc.org

Register Your Child for RE

To register your child for RE, click the link below to fill out our online registration form (with photo permission), or download the PDF of the Registration Form and the PDF of the Photo Permission Slip:

Online Children’s Religious Education Registration Form (with photo permission)…

Religious Education Registration Form 2016-17 (PDF)

Photo Permission Slip 2016-17 (PDF)

2016-2017 Children’s RE Teachers

Nursery
Amanda Metcalf (lead), Robyn Nation, Sandra Creasey, & Liz Nelson

Pre-School & Kindergarten – Alcott Room
Jenni Dahl & Caitlin McDonald

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades – Darwin Room
Marla Johnson & Melissa Bernhardt

4th, 5th & 6th – Fuller Room
Jennefer Walden, Annie Werner, & Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant

7th & 8th – Barton Room
Tabitha Bernhardt

Senior Youth (9th-12th Grades) – Channing Room
Brie & Jordan Humphrey
Read more about the Senior Youth Group here…

Children’s RE Worship Service

Children’s RE Worship Service is a time when all ages of Religious Education students come together as a community. Adult members of the congregation are sometimes invited to coordinate the service or the DRE leads the service. The usual components of such a service include readings or stories, art activities or projects, snacks and a group game. Older students help younger children and there is often singing or poetry recited together. These are special times that foster a sense of shared values among the larger group of children at the ALUUC.

Volunteer Teachers are still needed.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pat Marshall at dre@aluuc.org.