CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 2018-2019
Infant – Pre K
We provide childcare in our nursery during each Sunday Service. If you would like continued care through Circle Talk (until approximately 12:30), simply request this assistance from our childcare provider. Children as young as 4 years old are welcome to attend RE classes (below).
Grades K-5 – World of Wonder
This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development.
Older middle and high school age students can participate in our burgeoning youth group program, which offers a “game night” to begin a cultivation in our peace and social justice centered group. We encourage our teens to take action on issues that are important to them. Some options include preparing and serving lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen (ages 12 +), planning and participating with teens and members of the OutCenter (an LGBTQ+ community center), and learning about and practicing environmental justice. Our high school students are self-directed and have BUUF’s support should they choose to plan other appropriate activities.
For more information or to sign up your child or teen, please contact our Director of Religious Education (DRE@berrienuu.org).
We also ask that families fill out our 2018/2019 registration form.
Looking Forward to Summer 2019
Last summer Berrien UU hosted our first ever summer day camp for children and grandchildren of the Berrien UU fellowship and it was a huge success! We look forward to summer camp in 2019. Attendance is open to all Berrien UU-affiliated children ages 3 to 12, and there is no cost to attend. Camp focuses on developing our children’s skills in and appreciation for music, theater, art and environmental protection (in relation to UU principles). Camp also incorporates elements of worship, team-building, written expression (for older children) and lots and lots of fun! The children attending camp will help conduct the following Sunday service. The camp is a tremendous opportunity for children to connect, grow and explore their UU identity!