Children’s and Youth Religious Education
Wildflower strives to support parents in that role by providing a meaningful religious education program that makes a positive difference in children’s and youth’s lives.
Ages of Children We Serve
What Happens on Sunday?
The Unitarian Universalist faith doesn’t pretend to give children all the answers to the big questions. Unitarian Universalism puts its faith in people’s ability to explore the unknown together.
-Terry Stafford (UU Religous Educator)
Getting Started in Religious Education
Religious Education News/Blog
This week we began a two-part lesson based on a story about butterfly friends who seek shelter from a storm. The flowers they hope to hide under will only accept the butterflies that mirror the color they are. Luckily, the clover accepts butterflies of all colors. We...read more
This Sunday, the kids explored the interdependent web of life. We made a web, connecting any part of existence that we could think of to each other, from video games to the sun, from farmers to fungi! Then the children created weavings to represent this interdependent...read more
This week we talked about the Women's World Cup in soccer and their grievance over not receiving equal pay. The kids analyzed our 7 UU principles to find which ones speak to the issue of paying some people more or less based on their gender. Then we created soccer...read more
This Sunday we discussed the importance of staying healthy not only in our bodies, but also in our thinking. In addition to knowing how to care for our own mental health, our UU principles suggest that we help others who are struggling as well. How can we encourage a...read more
This Sunday we discussed self-care for mental health. In the younger group, students heard a story about various strong emotions and practiced a calming meditation & yoga sequence. The older group brainstormed ways to stay healthy physically and mentally and...read more
This week, both groups in Children's Religious Education discussed the many different types of families that exist in the world, using a book to spark the conversation. The older group also discussed stereotypes about mothers, comparing those to the unique human...read more
This week both classes learned the story of the origin of the UU chalice symbol. Did you know that the chalice symbol was used during World War II by an underground network of individuals helping persecuted people make it out of Nazi-controlled areas? Each class then...read more
This week we welcomed our newest addition to the Children's Religious Education program, Solveij Rosa Praxis. We are so excited to have her join us! The older group worked on creating an illustrated poster of our 7 UU Principles to hang in our beautiful new classroom...read more
This week we met in the Community Room to accommodate the exciting remodeling activities that are happening in our classrooms. I can't wait to show you all our beautiful new set-up in the coming weeks. To strengthen the bond between children from the two classes, we...read more
This week, we continued with our special clay project as kids created animal or plant shapes to attach to the clay rattles, using a crosshatching technique and slip to fasten them securely. Karen will bring them to her studio to fire them in her kiln and bring them...read more