Religious Education

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Children and Youth

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Volunteer teachers guide via questions and include everyone in exploring answers. Spiritual development here is a broad, open landscape, made personal by our relationships with each other.

Classes are offered throughout the year. In the summer we are a “one-room-schoolhouse” with preschoolers to 5th graders in class together.

Children and youth begin the worship hour in the sanctuary with the whole congregation, leaving after we share “A Time For All Ages” together.

Nursery: 6 months to 4 years
Pixies: 3 and 4 year olds
Hobbits: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Sojourners: 3rd – 5th Grade
Voyagers: 6th – 9th Grade

High School students in Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) attend service and may meet afterward in the Library or Gazebo.

Nursery/Childcare
Children can be signed into childcare starting at 10am. Care is available from 10am until service ends, usually by 11:40am. Workers take a break for lunch from 11:45am-12:00pm. The room opens again from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Affirmation/Coming of Age Class
8th and 9th Grades, offered every 1-2 years

This is an elective program for those youth ready to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, Pacific Unitarian Church, and most importantly, themselves. The program honors a very special Rite of Passage, the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Participants will develop their own personal credo (affirmation statement) with the help of an adult mentor.

Young Adults
Anyone in their 20’s and 30’s is invited to join other young adults for faith formation, social justice and fellowship. Contact Claire Moss, our Director of Religious Education, for more information.

Adults
Unitarian Universalist Faith Formation classes may be offered on Sunday mornings, free of charge. An exciting array of topics are explored. Various meditation groups are also offered through the week.

Family Ministry
Parents become involved in the activities of the Children and Youth Exploration and Education Program not only to support their children but to develop deep bonds with other families. Parents’ and Grandparents’ Book Study Groups are held on Sundays for developing an understanding of spiritual shepherding and connection.

Sexuality Education
We offer a curriculum of age-appropriate sexuality education by trained facilitators to via the curriculum, Our Whole Lives (OWL). Participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual life. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. We plan to offer grades 7-9 OWL in early 2018. Contact dre@pacificunitarian.org if you are interested in enrolling your child or in facilitating the course.

Learn more about OWL