Curricula

We encourage regular attendance in Sunday morning programs.

We realize that families cannot come to church every Sunday, but we ask that you attend as consistently as possible.  We meet with the children each week.  If your child attends every Sunday, he or she is with us for about 50 hours a year, which is the equivalent of 10 days of Unitarian Universalist Religious Exploration.

Classes provide a structured approach to support and complement your work as your child’s primary religious educator.  Regular attendance strengthens this connection and ensures that your child obtains maximum benefit.  Consistent participation also fosters a sense of community within each class and encourages the growth of friendship.

For more information, you may pick up a Religious Exploration Children and Youth Programming Pamphlet in the church foyer or contact the Director of Religious Exploration at redirector@uuevansville.org or 812-474-1704.

Registering Your Family

It is our policy that each child or youth under the age of 19 that attends RE programs must have a parent/guardian fill out a 2017-2018 RE Family Registration Form by their third visit to the church.  Families are welcome to register throughout the year.  You do not have to be a member of the church to register your child with the RE Program.

Make a financial contribution to the annual Stewardship Pledge.

We do not charge a registration fee, but rather rely on your generous annual pledge to provide funds for the general operating budget, which includes the Religious Exploration Program.

Curricula Descriptions

Typically, children participate with adults in the first segment of Sunday morning worship service.  They are then dismissed to attend age-appropriate class at the Chalice House – adjacent to the main church building.  Parents and adult caregivers are encouraged to enjoy coffee and fellowship immediately following church services until the children’s lessons are concluded and they are ushered back to the church lobby at approximately 11:30a.m.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Evansville Religious Exploration curriculum year runs September through May; however there are activities for children every Sunday throughout the year.  Children receive instruction in peer groups: Elementary; Junior High; High School.  Nursery is available for babies to age 4.

The Mission of the RE Program at Unitarian Universalist Church of Evansville is to NURTURE spiritual growth; HELP develop personal religious beliefs; CREATE a foundation for Unitarian Universalist Identity; FOSTER trust in community, church & humanity; and ENCOURAGE living a life that makes a difference.

The following curriculum is for the 2017-2018 year (September-May).

Elementary (ages 5-7 and 8 and up) – Let the Force Be With You – written by Jessica Zebrine Gray, this curriculum is inspired by the world of the Jedi. The philosophies of Star Wars have been explored, examined, and adopted by many. The Jedi believe in the “Living Force,” a spiritual presence that surrounds us and binds all the matter in the universe together. This program is designed to bring spiritual and ethical lessons from Star Wars to children and youth. The focus is on the colors of lightsabers and the UU Principles.

Please note: This curriculum is not in any way connected to or endorsed by Disney, Lucasfilm Ltd. or Twentieth Century Fox and is intended as fair use for educational purposes only. Star Wars; the Star Wars logo; Star Wars quotes; all names and pictures of Star Wars characters; and any other Star Wars related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of Disney, Lucasfilm Ltd., or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

Junior High and Senior High  – additional UU programs chosen by the youth

Other curricula we have used:

Tapestry of Faith Index