Religious Education

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All children and youth begin the worship hour in the sanctuary with the whole congregation, leaving after we share “A Time For All Ages”. They enjoy classes with their age group:

Pixies: 3 and 4 year olds
Hobbits: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Sojourners: 3rd – 5th Grade
Voyagers: 6th – 8th Grade

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

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Children and Youth
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.

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 Fall 2016. Contact dre@pacificunitarian.org if you are interested in enrolling your child or in facilitating the course.