Curriculum for 2018-2019

Nursery (infants through age 5)
Children ages 6 weeks through 5 years will be gently cared for in our nursery by paid staff and kept happy and busy through stories, play, and music.

Religious Exploration Classes for Youth

In addition to the class themes described below, the R.E. year will is punctuated by multi-generational services, youth-led opportunities, and special events such as equinox celebrations and teacher appreciation day.

 
Primary (kindergarten through grade 2)

Our explorations this year focus on the universal themes of love, justice, empathy, and caring for our Earth. Children in this age range will explore these topics through a variety of experiences and activities. Each class will follow a rhythm involving gathering time, a main lesson, and active work in the form of projects, games, or movement.


Intermediate (grades 3 to 6)

Our explorations this year celebrate the important ways we, as Unitarian Universalists, live our faith in covenanted community, embracing our responsibility toward one another and the world at large, encouraging each other in our searches for truth and meaning, and striving to be active in efforts to improve our world.


Junior/Senior Youth (grades 7 to 12)

In addition to their Coming of Age and Bridging work, on Sunday mornings this age group will focus on our monthly worship themes, using those topics for discussions, research, and preparation for participation in our monthly "Community Sundays" and other Fellowship events.


Adult Religious Exploration
Touchstones Discussion Group
On the second Wednesday each month, we will offer a discussion group based on that month's worship theme.Please join us from 10-11 am at the Fellowship Center. No registration necessary.

Faith Like a River - Themes from Unitarian Universalist History
In our adult R.E. class this year, we will be using the Faith Like a River Curriculum to explore UU history. Sessions are 90 minutes, from 6:30-8 pm at the Fellowship Center. Registration for the series is required, and a group minimum must be met to run the class. We will run the first half of the program this year and the second half in 2019-20. This year's sessions run as follows:

Sept. 18: Wading In: An Introdution
Oct. 16: Against the Flow: Orthodoxy and Heresy
Nov. 20: Rising Tides: Reason as a Religious Resource
Dec. 18:The Verdant Springs: Reformation
Jan: 15: God's Gonna Trouble the Water: Martyrs and Sacrifice
Feb: 19: Shall We Gather at the River: Religious Tolerance
March 19: We're All Swimming in the Stream Together: Covenant
Apr. 23: Gently Down the Stream: Polity

In order to register, please email dre@uuflb.org.

For all Ages
Multi-generational Worship
On selected Sundays through the year, our Religious Exploration classes will remain in regular worship with the entire congregation, to participate in planned multi-generational services. These are not "days off" from Religious Exploration; rather, they are an intentionally planned part of the total program, intended to provide the opportunity to meaningfully engage in the wider Fellowship community, enabling the entire group to grow in their identity as Unitarian Universalists.

Special Events
Our year is full of planned special events, on Sunday mornings and at other times.  These include movie nights, a social action club, family game nights, holiday caroling, and more.