OUR CURRICULUM

This fall, the lessons in our RE Program will draw from moral tales which help provide children with spiritual and ethical tools needed to make choices and take actions that reflect Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Themes include: empathy, forgiveness, generosity, justice, courage and perseverance. We look forward to a new year learning and growing together and having fun!

The curriculum is structured as a 3-year cycle so that over time, students revisit key topics in age appropriate ways. The three rotating themes are:

  • Unitarian Universalist Traditions, Beliefs, History
  • Judeo-Christian Heritage
  • World Religions

This year’s curriculum focuses on Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love: Tapestry of Faith.

See common Tapestry of Faith topics

OUR PHILOSOPHY

RE strives to provide preschoolers through teenagers with experiences and relationships that will help them journey through life with integrity, compassion, hope, and wonder.

Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, the program gives kids the spiritual and cultural literacy they need in an increasingly interdependent world. Rather than holding up a certain doctrine as “valid,” we promote values shared by the world’s major religions that can guide each child on his or her own spiritual path.

OUR CLASSES

RE students attend the first part of church service at 10:30 a.m., then proceed to RE classes from 10:45 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

After class, students are welcomed back for refreshments, conversation, and reflection with LSUS members and guests immediately following services.

RE instructors welcome new students and make sure everyone feels comfortable while learning, making new friends, and having fun. All children are welcome to participate. Parents and guardians are also welcome to join the class.

We looked at progressive synagogues for our kids’ religious education, and at local churches of different denominations. Then a friend introduced us to LSUS, and it just fit. The RE program has given our son and daughter exposure to a wide range of other religious beliefs, practices and rituals. Plus, the friends they’ve made here are great kids.

Tony Hurtig / Architect

The RE program has helped our kids form a framework for how to live, how to treat people. It’s not about answers, but giving them questions to consider

Nancy Prial / Investment Management Principal

The RE program has helped our kids form a framework for how to live, how to treat people. It’s not about answers, but giving them questions to consider.

Dani Petrie / Yoga Instructor