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
Roots Class w/Marie (pre-k to 1st grade): This week the kids began with a circle for singing and checking in about their week. Then, they listened to a Native American folktale about coyote and friends risking their own safety to bring fire to the humans suffering in...read more
Roots class w/Marie (pre-k to first grade): Welcome to a new year! It was wonderful to gather the children back after our holidays. We played Circle Round the Chalice, read The Mitten (thinking about Reverend Brian’s words a few Sundays ago during the gifts service,...read more
Roots class with Marie (pre-K to first grade): We spent our last class together of 2019 practicing The Friendly Beasts for our procession next week, which will be right at the beginning of the service. We also painted our salt dough ornaments from last week. Seedlings...read more
In our combined class this week, we began by reviewing The Friendly Beasts hymn that we learned the last time we met. We also unveiled the finished animals that kids had worked on the last time and that are now outlined & cut out. We'll be singing and presenting...read more
This week, all three classes gathered together in the Community Room to learn the Friendly Beast song that we'll be singing at the December 22 intergenerational service. Kids also created various props to use during the service, including a large brown donkey, a...read more
Roots class w/Marie (pre-k to first grade): As part of our exploration of what it means to have Wildflower as our church home, we've been thinking about homes. Last week we built homes like wild animals; this week we’re looking at the animals that have a home with...read more
Roots class (pre-k to first grade) with Marie: It was a beautiful day to be animals building homes. What wonderful beehives, dens, burrows, and webs were made with blankets, leaves and collected branches. The children heard the Native American story Lizard’s...read more
Roots Class (pre-K to 1st) with Marie: Returning to our discussion about our flaming chalice symbol, and a broader discussion about the concept of that symbols represent a bigger something you often can’t really see, like an idea, today we talked about the word...read more
This Sunday we held an all-ages class where we discussed various fall traditions from around the world. We discussed some of the ways these celebrations are similar and different from the Halloween plans that many of our Wildflower kids have. Kids noticed that in many...read more
Roots Class (pre-K to 1st grade) with Marie: Continuing our thinking together about symbols, today we heard the story of the Unitarians and the Universalists coming together and adding to the chalice symbol the Unitarian service committee began using during World War...read more