Middle School Program
Be sure to enroll in our program and register for Religious Education to attend on Sundays.
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All RE programs for children over 5 years of age begin in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. with the beginning of our first Sunday service only. Children, Youth and RE Volunteers are invited to process downstairs after some shared time together in our sanctuary. Families are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary or enjoy service in the parlor.
Crossing Paths with Neighboring Faiths (6-8th Grade) Sundays, 9:00 a.m. and TBA field trips
Crossing Paths is an interfaith learning program with the goal of helping youth build and clarify their own UU identity through engagement with other faiths. This interfaith journey will include Unitarian Universalism, Judaism, Christianity, Catholicism, Quakerism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Paganism. This program is led by Rev. Kimberlee and RE Volunteers in the Whitney Young Room.
Each unit will focus on one faith tradition over four interactive sessions. During the first session, youth will learn about the basic beliefs and practices of each religion. In the second session, we will reflect on how each faith compares to Unitarian Universalism. The last sessions will include either a virtual visit or field trip to another faith community, engaging in spiritual practice and/or interviewing a guest from the faith tradition. We ask that participants commit to try and attend all four sessions of the faith or faiths they choose to explore. We will be working to provide virtual attendance options. Through Crossing Paths, participants will gain wisdom and develop and deepen their spiritual practices. Welcoming and reaching out across differences is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism.
Our hope is that youth leave Crossing Paths with seeds of the spiritual practices that they will carry with them throughout their entire lives.
For more information, contact:
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
414.273.5257 ext. 204