Religious Education

Robin Caracciolo, Director of Religious Education (DRE)

 At the UUCW, Religious Education is all about community!

 Check out the RE Blog

   If you would like a copy of our Religious Education Program    

   Prospectus for the 2014-15 calendar year, please click here

 

Our Re Theme This Year is  “Strengthening the Ties that Bind”

There is a living web that runs through us

To all the universe
Linking us each with each and through all
life
On to the distant stars.

~Robert T. Weston

 

We will be offering the following programs this year for your children:

  • Nursery Care (Age 3 and under)  Read MORE here
  • Spirit Play (Prek and K)- Read MORE here
  • World of Wonder (Grade 1)-  Read MORE here
  • Moral Tales (grade 2)- Read MORE here
  • Toolbox of Faith (grades 3 and 4)- Read MORE here
  • Windows and Mirrors (Grade 5 and 6) Read MORE here
  • Coming of Age- (Grades 7 and 8) -Read MORE here
  • Youth Group (Grade 9-12)- Read MORE here
  • We will offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) for grades 4-6 this year-  Click HERE for OWL info

RE Mission Statement

The mission of the Religious Education program at UUCW is to promote a welcoming and inclusive community which values children and youth. Guided by the UU Principles, we strive to nurture the spiritual development of our children and youth and empower them to act on their beliefs.


We design our RE program to foster in children and their families a sense of belonging to an interdependent web. For children, an understanding and appreciation of that web begins with the awareness that this congregation and this RE program loves and values them as individuals. As they participate in small classes, and in activities that involve the entire Sunday School and the congregation, they develop friendships and the desire to care for those around them. They also gain the confidence and security that result from knowing you are accepted for who you are and that you will be cared for when times get tough. Through RE social justice projects and community service opportunities, our children and families extend their commitment outward into the Worcester community and the world beyond. They grow to recognize themselves as Unitarian Universalists whose responsibility it is to ask questions, to seek their own truth, to work for justice and peace in the world, and to keep the web vibrant and strong.


In deciding what we want our children to learn during their years in Sunday School, the Religious Education Committee has identified five areas. These are:

  • a grounding in UU principles, history, and traditions
  • a study of the Judeo-Christian stories and themes which have shaped our culture and our own UU tradition
  • a hands-on study of social justice and social action
  • a study of ethics, of how to make decisions and to live as a UU
  • a celebration of the diversity of world religions and of the common threads that join us all.

 

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2014-2015 RE Prospectus540.68 KB
Registration 37.5 KB
Spirit Play Brochure47.58 KB
Volunteer Application37.79 KB
Code of Ethics10.92 KB