First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Religious Education (RE) Program

Our Religious Education (RE) Program

Our mission in Religious Exploration is to provide the children and youth of this church a foundation based on UU Principles, and a caring community dedicated to providing a safe environment in which spiritual awareness, acceptance, and personal growth can be nurtured and developed according to each child’s unique nature.

Our Children and Youth’s Religious Education Program combines time in worship, learning through class time and whole week faith learning.  

Each week children and youth worship in the multigenerational sanctuary setting for the first 15 minutes.  Some Sundays they get to experience worship and faith for the entire hour long service.  Most Sundays children and youth are blessed and they leave worship to attend developmentally aprropriate classrooms.  These rooms are staffed with dedicated volunteers committed to creating an evironment in which to explore our UU tradition and how it relates to our lives, personal beliefs, and all of our surrounding communities.

DRE Contact Information

Elizabeth Bromley: eb.dre.uuberks@gmail.com

 

Family Registration Form


Seven UU Principles, Simply Stated

 1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.

2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.

3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.

4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

5th Principle: We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.

6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

7th Principle: We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.

 

Our RE Classes 2017-2018 - Living life in a sUUper way!

  • Sparks (Preschool-K)

This class is for children ages 3-6 years, who are ready for simple lessons in addition to play time. Classes include circle time, a story, a creative activity, and snack time.  We offer classes to pair with our monthly theme along with the chalice children curriculum. 

  •  Discoverers (Grades 1-3)

This group, which usually includes children ages 6-10 years, delves into more in-depth lessons, stories, and creative activities.

  •  Explorers (Grades 4 - 6)

This group of children ranging from ages 9-12 years continues to explore their UU faith more deeply, while learning how to put faith into action.

  • Youth Group (Grades 7-12)

Youth in grades 7-12 continue to explore our UU tradition and develop their own spiritual beliefs, leadership, and independent thinking skills. They are encouraged think deeply about how their spiritual beliefs interface with day-to-day life and the world at large, reflect on their values, cultivate their spiritual inquiry processes, and to embrace the social justice aspect of our living faith. Together they take on an active role in the leadership of this unified and dynamic group, and prepare an annual youth-led service for our congregation each spring.

YOUTH GROUP REGISTRATION 

 

Our Whole Lives 

** Information coming soon.  Please explore the UUA's extensive information on the sexuality education for Our Whole Lives