Children and Youth
Religious Education at Mission Peak
UU Curriculum Year
This year we will be doing our RE program virtually for the safety of our teachers and students. We will have three age groups this year. Following the commitment made at our last congregational meeting to make anti-racism education a priority for the upcoming year our RE program will focus on age appropriate anti-racism and anti-oppression curriculum as part of our UU Curriculum Cycle.
The littles, which is infant to 2nd grade, will only meet on the 4th Sunday of the month at 9am for a pre-worship story time and chat. They will also receive a story book video and questions the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month to watch when they can.
The middles, which is 3rd grade to 7th grade, will meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month over zoom at 1pm. This group will be using a modified version of Heading the Call.
Lastly the youths, which is 8th-12th grade, will meet over zoom on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and will be using a modified version of the Be the Change curriculum.
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. So that we can make sure our zoom links remain safe we will only be sending out the reminder email with the zoom link to registered families 🙂 This is also a part of our safety guidelines requiring our parents/guardians to give permission for children and youth to join us via zoom. To register your child(ren) or youth(s) please complete this google form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or feedback.
We offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education every other year for 7-9th grade youth. We offer a coming of age program for 8-9th grade youth in the years we do not offer OWL.