The children’s program is a cooperative model where parents are part of a 4-person teaching team or volunteer in another role every year. Each class, from Pre-K through Grade 7, has a specific curriculum for each year as described below.  Please see our 2015-2016 FUSN Lifespan Religious Education brochure for more details.  If you are interested in teaching a curriculum or volunteering in the nursery, let the Director of Lifespan Religious Education know!

Please fill out our online Registration Form for any children (ages 0-18) who will be participating in religious education at FUSN this year.

Nursery

There are two paid youth teachers and two adult staff members in charge of the Nursery, which is open to babies and toddlers up to age three from 10:10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Pre-Kindergarten

The Wonder of it All: Through nature, wonder and holidays the children are introduced to FUSN’s welcoming community.

Kindergarten

Wonderful Welcome: Wonderful Welcome establishes welcoming as part of one’s UU identity; welcoming is grounded in values and spirituality. Helps children feel a part of our FUSN community and understand the faith and practices of Unitarian Universalism. Challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives.

1st Grade

Love Surrounds Us: This program explores our UU Principles in the context of beloved community of family, home, school, and neighborhood. The children engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community and teaches children skills for forgiveness, love, sharing, acceptance, caring, and peace in a loving community.

We mark the 1st grade year with a special ritual for the 1st graders in the fall in which we present them with a book.

2nd Grade

Spirit of Adventure: Spirit of Adventure introduces famous UUs whose lives have exemplified the values of Unitarian Universalism. Physical movement, challenge, and adventure are used with themes including sports, exploring, building, and science.

3rd Grade

Spirit of Adventure: Spirit of Adventure introduces famous UUs whose lives have exemplified the values of Unitarian Universalism. Physical movement, challenge, and adventure are used with themes including sports, exploring, building, and science.

4th Grade

Bibleodeon: The children are introduced to Hebrew and Christian scriptures and the connection between biblical events, UU principles and their own lives.

5th/6th Grade

Sing to the Power: This program affirms our UU heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Participants experience how their own power can create positive change and develop their sense of themselves as leaders, enriching their identities as Unitarian Universalists.

7th Grade

Building Bridges: This year serves as the comparative religions part of our Coming of Age program.  Participants learn about and engage with other religious communities; nurture one’s own UU faith; and understand theological diversity within our UU congregation. This program includes visits to area religious communities.