Registration is required for all programs except the two "All Ages" offerings. When inside the church building, masks are required for all children, youth, and teachers ages 5+. Updates to our Covid policy will be communicated via this page, email, and social media as necessary. Questions? Email Director of Religious Education Nico Van Ostrand
The RE schedule this year includes monthly All-Ages services. This does not mean there is no RE that day! It simply means RE takes place in the sanctuary, not the classrooms, and the teacher for the day is the worship leader. Please plan to attend these All-Ages services as a family. The experiences children and youth have during worship will be reinforced and expanded upon in the classroom, and vice versa. These are also a unique opportunity for children and youth to participate in worship--from lighting the chalice to leading hymns, telling a story, or sharing some artwork, the possibilities are wide. Invitations to participate will be emailed out regularly to all registered families.
All-Ages Take-Home RE | Asynchronous
When we say "All Ages," we mean literally all ages! Children, youth, and adults are invited to practice UU rituals and values at home on their own schedule. Instructions for short activities are posted on the BUC Facebook page on Fridays--access this whenever you like, no registration necessary.
K-2nd and 3rd-5th | Story and Practice | In-person
Elementary-aged children begin in the service with their families, then leave for class after the Time for All Ages. Class ends at the same time as worship; please come pick up your child from the classroom at that time. This age group focuses on stories and UU practices relating to the monthly theme and Take-Home RE. Lesson plans are formatted in house, but are based on the UUA's Tapestry of Faith curricula.
6th-8th Grade | Belief Box | Multiplatform
Class begins and ends at the same time as service. Lesson plans for this group include time to explore UU tradition, spiritual practices from around the world, and their own beliefs. UU community building is the core of this curriculum, with time each week for the youth to share what is on their hearts and get to know one another. 6th-8th graders participate in planning and leading a worship service in the Spring.
9th-12th Grade | GUUSH | Multiplatform
Youth are expected to attend service before going straight to class. GUUSH then runs from 11:30-12:30. This group is very youth-driven, tackling topics and projects interesting to the youth. GUUSH youth recently adopted the 8th Principle, and will continue their antiracism work this year. The youth plan and lead a youth service in May, including a Bridging ceremony for seniors.