On Sundays, our Children's Chapel is a place where children and youth are given space to center and share. We recognize that nurturing the spirit is regenerative, and that using tools like meditation, storytelling, and sharing joys and concerns can help us feel seen, heard, and supported in our individual journeys.
The 2020 UU Kids Connect Summer program is the collective effort of 6 UU congregational religious education leaders. We are helping to build new UU community by transcending geographic boundaries and successfully connecting UU kids from New York to Baton Rouge to California, Canada and beyond.
Using a framework of the 8 Unitarian Universalist principles, our inter-congregational Summer Power Hours are a space where young people grades K-5 can confidently begin to build their own identities and a sense of new spiritual community through interactive stories, games, art, sharing and group activities.
Our twice monthly Summer Socials for middle grades 6-8 are a space where meaningful connections are being made between tweens, common ground is being found, and identities are safely and beautifully unfolding within a framework of shared values, covenant and mutual affirmation.
We encourage curiosity and welcome diversity in beliefs. At the core of our teaching at Community Church, are the 8 principles of Unitarian Universalism – the first of which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and the last of which is a commitment to build a multicultural, diverse, beloved community by working together to dismantle racism.
Our programs for children and youth are designed to uplift and empower, and to replace fear of the unknown, with teachings about all the different ways there are of being and believing in the world. With spiritual grounding, concrete knowledge, and space for questioning, our young people learn that their voices matter, their hearts are valuable and that empathy, compassion, diversity and love are pillars of strength in community.
It's in this spirit that I invite you and your family to join us on Zoom to see what it's all about!
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Peace and Blessings,
Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth