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