Religious Exploration classes are designed for children ages 3 to 12. The curriculum draws from various sources, including the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), as well as lessons developed by our teachers that are specific to holidays or current events in the congregation.
The content of religious exploration classes is introduced in age-appropriate ways that recognize the stages of human growth and understanding and the diversity of learning styles. Religious exploration classes meet children where they are at developmentally, especially in terms of faith and spiritual development.
This year we will be drawing primarily from Alice Anachecka- Naseman and Elisa Pearmain's "Moral Tales" Curriculum, part of the Unitarian Universalist Association's Tapestry of Faith programming.
They write: Every day our children go forth into a complex world where they are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. Moral Tales attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values. As Kevin Ryan and Karen Bohlin suggest in their book, Building Character in Schools (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999), stories such as the ones woven throughout Moral Tales can activate and inform children's learning about how to make moral choices.
See the Calendar for information on what is happening this Sunday.
For more information, contact dre @ bfuu.org.
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