Children’s and Youth Religious Education
Wildflower strives to support parents by providing a meaningful religious education program
that makes a positive difference in children’s and youth’s lives.
Ages of Children We Serve
Children 6 weeks to 4 years of age are welcome in the Childcare room. Children in Pre-K through 1st grade attend the Roots class. Children can transition from the Childcare room to the Roots class at age 4 or 5 depending on the child’s level of readiness. Children in grades 2 through 5 attend the Seedlings class. Youth in grades 6 through 12 attend the Youth Group. Infants under 6 weeks remain with their parents.
What Happens on Sunday?
What do we teach in Religious Education?
1st Principle: Each and every person is important.
2nd Principle: All people should be treated fairly and kindly.
3rd Principle: We accept one another and keep on learning together.
4th Principle: We are free to search for what is true and right in life.
5th Principle: All people need a voice.
6th Principle: We work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
7th Principle: We care for the Earth and all living things.
8th Principle: We work together for diversity and against racism and oppression.
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
Jan 30 CYRE
Roots & Seedlings (pre-k to 5th): This week, we told a story called "We Are All One" and looked through our 8 UU Principles to see which ones the story spoke to. Then we played an animal charades game based on the story. Wildflower Youth (Middle & High...
Dec 12 CYRE
Roots (pre-k to 1st) & Seedlings (2nd-5th) Class w/Piaf:We began with a Winter Solstice story and then created sun/moon ornaments and collaborated on a giant paper sun for our classroom. We finished up with some silly fun on the playground. Wildflower Youth...
Dec 5 CYRE
Roots Class (pre-k to 1st grade) w/Laura:Today in Roots, we read the book "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi. In the book, a little girl that has newly immigrated from Korea struggles with people pronouncing her name and explores changing her name to an American name. ...
Nov 14 CYRE
After so long of pandemic-related disruptions, it was great to have a semi-normal service and Children and Youth Religious Education classes! Our younger group played a gratitude game and painted fall leaves while our older group discussed recent attempts at book...
Oct 24 CYRE
Wildflower children and youth gathered yesterday to celebrate fall and also work on the Youth-Led Worship Service that's coming up in a couple of weeks. The children and youth worked on recording videos to be part of the 8th Principle service coming up, including...
Oct 10 CYRE
Roots Class (pre-k to 1st) w/Laura: This week we watched a video of Common, an activist and rap musician, reading Julius Lester's book "Let's Talk about Race." One of the main components of the book was that if we took off all of our skin, we would all look the...
Sep 26 CYRE
Roots Class: This week, we followed the Tapestry of Faith Wonderful Welcome curriculum in which we share intangible gifts each week. This week we opened up our gift box and found the gift of covenant. We played Simon Says and talked about rules versus promises. We...
June 27 CYRE
This week's in-person meet-up included a whole range of messy and refreshing activities. Some highlights include spray painting, making slime, water squirter bowling, sprinklers, and popsicles! Here are some pics to give you a feel for the fun we had 🙂
CYRE May 30
We had a great time yesterday seeing everyone in-person!! Highlights included making hula-hoops, making art, making pom-pom catapults, eating popsicles, laughing, and enjoying the feeling of community 🙂 Here are a few pics to give you a feel for the event:
May 9 CYRE
Roots Class (k-2nd grade) w/Marie: We celebrated our last class with ducklings! I have been taking care of some brand-new baby ducks (and one gosling) and the kids got to "meet" them today. In the spirit of Wildflower's mission to spread love, justice, and joy, we...