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Religious Education: Growing Your Spirit

Religious education for children and youth is a time for wonder and community. We value all people, so we listen to each other and offer support. We value many religious expressions, so we learn the stories and celebrations of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and others. We value the earth, so we work in our garden. We value justice, so we get involved in sharing food with those in need. With mentors we learn yoga, plant trees, build birdhouses and talk about our beliefs and our hopes.

Children do projects, talk and tell stories together. Infants and toddlers are cared for in the nursery by nurturing paid staff. Dress is casual and visitors are always welcome.

We're always looking for interested parents and other members who are interested in sharing their interests and talents with our children's program as a special event or on a continuing basis as a teacher. If you are interested, please join us at our next RE committee meeting. Meetings held monthly on Sundays at noon, check the calendar to find dates.

Youth Religious Education Chair - Shannon Terry (rechair@uugreenvillenc.org)
Director of Youth Religious Education - Holly Brown (dre@uugreenvillenc.org)


2015-16 Youth Curricula

  • Our Nursery is for children from birth to age four and is available starting at 10:15 am. This room has no set curriculum as the children are allowed to explore and play in a safe and supportive environment.
  • The Elementary class is for ages five to eleven and meets in the big RE room. We are using Moral Tales curriculum in this classroom, adapted for a wider age range.
      Good stories, then, enlarge our student's minds and hearts. They help them to shed their preoccupation with self and to see what they have the potential to give or do. In other words, stories not only nourish the imagination. They nourish the soul. — Kevin Ryan and Karen Bohlin
    This is a UUA Tapestry of Faith Curriculum and you can read more about this curriculum online.
  • Our Teens are not using a formal curriculum this year but will be participating in the Sunday Services as a part of the Coming of Age program.

Adult Religious Education happens most Weds evenings (Sept–Nov, Jan-Apr). Usually led by our minister, topics have included: Unitarian Universalist History, Becoming a Welcoming Congregation, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, What Does the Bible Really Say and many others. Childcare is available upon request. See The Beacon (newsletter) for upcoming opportunities.