Children and Youth
Religious Education at Mission Peak
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 (2019-2020) the theme is Judaism and Christianity and below is a description of the curriculum we will be using:
Grades K-7 A Joyful Path Year One
Our elementary age classroom will be exploring Judaism and Christianity through the Joyful Path Curriculum. Using the Bible and other wisdom stories, A Joyful Path teaches interdependence, self awareness, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, prayer, meditation, and integrity. Topics Covered are: energy, the body, feelings, heart nature, the will, the intellect, God within all, letting go, the universe, prayer, the Bible, the life of Jesus, Christian holidays, kindness, and nature.
8th-12th Grade Jr./Sr. High School Youth Group
Our youth group meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. On the 2nd Sunday, the youth participate in a social game day, allowing for connection in a relaxed setting. On the 4th Sunday, the youth group dive into a discussion topic in a small group ministry style, allowing the youth to explore spirituality and UU traditions.
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.
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.