Children and Youth
Religious Education Fall 2021
After consultation with the CaYRE committee and a number of MPUU families, we have decided that it is still not safe enough to return to our regular religious exploration programing. The rooms that we typically use for class on Sunday do not have the safety protocols recommended by the CDC and vaccines have not yet been approved for children under the age of twelve. We want to make sure we are being as cautious as we can be in order to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We will be offering modified in-person classes for our middle and high school students (5th grade-12th grade) on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during Sunday service. Students will go to class after the Time For All Ages segment in the Service. Classes will take place outside on the path between Cole Hall and Ockerman or the corner of Ockerman if it is raining. All students need to wear a mask and sit with physical distancing measures.
On the 1st Sunday of the month we will have game day where students are welcome to bring their favorite age appropriate board game or card game to teach to the group. On the 3rd Sunday of the month we will have small group discussion with a focus on our UU principles.
Make sure to Register Online!
Because we are not meeting in person, we will also be doing our RE registration differently. This year we will be using google forms to register all children and youth for religious education. If you have more than one child or youth in your household you can include them all in one form Please do make sure your child or youth is registered so that we know who to send reminder information and take home lessons to. To register your child(ren) or youth(s) please complete this Google Registration Form.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) 2022
We will offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education for 7-9th grade youth this coming Spring 2022. For those who were enrolled in our OWL program in 2019 please reach out to our DRE to discuss options for completing the remaining session that were not covered due to the shelter in place order. There will be a parent orientation in November so stay tuned for more information on the exact date and time. We will restart our rotation between OWL and our Coming of Age program this year so we will rotate to COA in Spring 2023.
Children’s and Youth Religious Exploration (CaYRE) Committee
The CaYRE Committee meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm 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. If you are interested in joining the CaYRE committee please email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org we are always happy to welcome new voices to the committee.