Youth Rehab House in Sherman Park

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YRUU Youth Help Rehab House in Sherman Park By Rod DePue Our high school YRUU youth have now helped Inhabit, Inc. rehab a house on Sherman Park for the second year in a row. Inhabit was started 9 years ago, by Transformation City Church, an urban Christian congregation in the central city. The Rev. Jennifer […]

RE-Flections: Children and Youth Vote for the May Share the Plate Recipient on April 2!

Share the Plate

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Share the Plate is a bold program of radical generosity. Giving away 50% of our weekly collection allows our church community to significantly deepen our social justice mission by connecting us to the people and organizations that are shaping our world in ways that align with our congregation’s […]

RE-Flections: Explicit and Implicit Curricula

All for One

“Unitarian Universalist religious education is neither book nor guru centered. It is not adult or even child centered. It is congregation centered, wherein all ages cooperatively engage in what Starr Williams called ‘a cycle of nurturing.’’   -Rev. Tom Owen Towle Early in my career as a religious educator, I learned about explicit and implicit curricula […]

RE-Flections – K5-12 Grade Black People Matter Religious Education Lessons

Children

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Anti-bias, anti-racist (ABAR) education supports all children’s full development in our multiracial, multilingual, multicultural world and gives them the tools to stand up to prejudice, stereotyping, bias, and eventually to institutional ‘isms’.  –Louise Derman-Sparks, Author/Educator “This makes me so angry!” one young girl asserted. “It’s just not fair.  […]

Mission trip reflections – By Mary Ann Aiken

This year I went on my second mission trip. As a youth group, we really put in a lot of hard work to raise money for the trip, so I want to thank the congregation for participating in our events and buying bagels at coffee hour! With your help, this year’s trip was an amazing […]

First Sundays: An R.E. Tradition!

The first Sunday of each month is a time for our young people in K5-Eighth grades to get to know each other in multiage community, and work on developing their faith as UUs in ways outside their normal class curriculum. We’ll have older kids and younger kids exploring how to be together as they deepen […]

A Night Out With the YRUU Teens

A mission trip fundraiser! Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $25.00 per adult; $10.00 for children ages 7-15; free for kids under 7 years  The YRUU youth group is hosting a talent show for church members of all ages. Appetizers and desserts will be served before and after the show and you can meet the youth […]

Oct. 2016 All About Youth from Deb Solis

By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator   Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means to know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.- The Fresh Quotes   Our YRUU group has lots of energy and enthusiasm for this coming church year. We had twenty three ninth through twelfth graders in […]

Oct. 2016 Religious Education News

“FIRST SUNDAYS” BEGIN ON OCTOBER 2 WITH “BLESSINGS” The first Sunday of each month will be a time for our young people in K5-Eighth grades (though not “OWL” participants) to get to know each other in multi-age groups and work on developing their faith as UUs in ways outside their normal class curriculum. We’ll have […]