NOTICE: RE is now being held at the church building in the afternoon.
FALL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION for CHILDREN & YOUTH
START DATES & TIMES:
August 29: 12: 00—1:00 pm Senior Youth & Seekers
September 5: 12:30—1:30 pm Questers & Explorers
September 12: 12:45—1:30 pm Adventurers
While Worship is still on Zoom, RE will meet in the afternoon.
Specific entry doors, hallways, restrooms, etc have been assigned for each class.
To learn about special procedures, Parents and Caregivers should be sure to attend orientation.
PARENT ORIENTATION is SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 at 11:30 pm, via zoom, see the zoom link in the weekly newsletter.
BRUU provides children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. We offer Unitarian Universalist religious education programs all ages, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
We invite you to explore our programs and contact our Director of RE to get connected.
**** During the COVID-19 pandemic, the following services have been changed, but will resume at some point.
For very young children age 0 to 3, BRUU offers childcare during the Sunday morning service.
Kristin Worthington our RE Director is also our Childcare Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Religious Education for Children and Youth
Children’s and youth religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings. High school youth programs are also offered on afternoons or evenings.
Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregation’s lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Adult Life Enrichment
BRUU’s education program for adults is known as Adult Life Enrichment (ALE.) We publish the ALE catalog three times a year: Fall, Winter, Spring. Each catalog offers a new slate of educational opportunities. The ALE Committee welcomes volunteers who wish to join us in planning the upcoming session.