Religious Education Program

The Cape Girardeau U.U. F. children’s program includes weekly childcare during services, as well as a structured Religious Education (R.E.) program twice each month.  Childcare is available in both an infants/toddlers’ room and in the R.E. room, which is equipped for elementary aged children.  Both rooms open onto the meeting area, providing easy access for parents to their children and allowing children to feel near their parents and the congregation during services.

 Our twice monthly Religious Education program is designed for preschool through elementary children, with materials adapted individually for each student attending.  Our curriculum is designed to teach the Seven Basic Principles of Unitarianism as well as to foster understanding and respect for the various religious traditions from which we draw inspiration.  Our source materials are from the Unitarian Universalist Association.  Lessons typically include a story, discussion, and an art activity or game.  Art activities emphasize creativity and individual expression, while games encourage a sense of cooperation and community.  Please consult the fellowship’s calendar for scheduled R.E. Sundays.

 Children typically remain with their families for the beginning of our service.  They are encouraged to participate in the community’s Sharing of Joys and Sorrows before the congregation signals their departure to the R.E. room by singing “Go Now in Peace.”

September 21, 2008

Ida Domazlicky will present this week's Religious Education Program on the theme of the First Principle of Unitarian Universalism:  Everyone Is Important.