Children and Youth
Catch the Spark with Religious Education
Mission Peak has a three-year theme rotation for our religious education offerings for children: one year of Judaism and Christianity, one year of Unitarian Universalism, and one year of World Religions. This year (2018-19) the theme is World Religions and below is a description of the curriculum we will be using:
Grades K-5 Passport To Spirituality
Our elementary age classroom will be exploring the world and different religions. In their passport to spirituality, the children are going to imagine that they are all traveling the world. At each country they visit, the children will receive a passport sticker, learn about a different religion, engage in a spiritual practice utilized by that religion, and pick up a souvenir.
Grades 6-8 Our Neighboring Faiths
Our middle group classroom will be exploring Neighboring Faiths to increase religious literacy, by introducing young people to the actual rituals and practices of different worshiping communities. The curriculum teach religious tolerance, by visiting faith communities with values that differ from our own, and maintaining a respectful demeanor during those visits and to make good world citizens, by raising the awareness of the religious diversity of the U.S. (and the world) in young people.
9th-12th Grade High School Youth Group
The youth group also has other activities including retreats, outings, and they host the Easter Egg hunt and many other exciting adventures. If your youth would like to participate in youth group please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH’ RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (CAYRE COMMITTEE)
The CaYRE Committee meets monthly with the Director of Religious Education (DRE) to:
- Plan and coordinate the children’s religious education programs.
- Help recruit and train teachers
- Be responsible for organizing the nursery.
- Provide support for the youth group
- Participate in the intergenerational services.
Our Director of Religious Education is always happy to discuss our curricula choices or any aspects of our program with anyone who is interested. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or feedback.