Monthly Themes and Related Programs
Let Your Life Speak
August 2018 – July 2019
August – Unity/Diversity
September – Vocation
October – Formation
November – Gratitude
December – Peace
January – Grace
February – Surrender/Letting Go
March – Truth
April – Salvation/Wholeness
May – Mystery
June – Transcendence
July – Freedom & Responsibility
Religious Exploration Programs 2018 – 2019
At UUCG, we believe that worship is important for children as well as adults, and faith development is important for adults as well as children. It is with this philosophy in mind that we have designed our program structure. We invite you to join us for Faith Development workshops at 10:00 on Sunday mornings.
Religious Exploration Program for ages 0-7
Nursery for Newborns through 4 years of age: Childcare is available every Sunday morning without reservations. Childcare is available for events open to the entire congregation with requests made one week in advance. Preschool-aged children engage in games and activities led by our childcare staff.
Early Elementary Program for ages 5 through 7: All children in the congregation attend the first 15 to 20 minutes of the worship service with their families at 11:00. They then have the option to leave the sanctuary with their program leaders and peers to engage in stories, activities, games, and discussion based on the monthly theme. Their workshop dismisses at 12:15, to coincide with the end of the Worship Service.
10:00am Programs for Tweens, Teens and Adults
Upper Elementary Program for ages 8 through 11 (“Tweens”): Programs are offered every Sunday morning (except select holidays). Sessions will engage participants in an exploration of the monthly themes through a Unitarian Universalist lens, using art and music as tools for self-exploration, providing an opportunity for them to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about, and respect those of others.
Adult programs are offered every Sunday morning (except select holidays), on a rotating basis each month. All program sessions are designed to offer participants an opportunity to more deeply engage with the monthly themes and the ideas explored in worship services. Check the Faith Development Bulletin Board at UUCG or the e-news for upcoming topics. Interested teens are welcome and encouraged to join these sessions.
Youth Group Programming for Teens
Our Youth Group is open to teens from ages 12 through 17. Youth meet once a month on third Sundays, from 12:30 – 2:30pm (following the worship service). Youth are led by a team of dedicated Youth Advisors who engage them in discussion and activities relevant to the monthly themes and exploration of Unitarian Universalism. Teens are also welcome and encouraged to attend the weekly 10 o’clock Adult program sessions in the Playhouse. (see above)
We welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings to experience all that Faith Development at UUCG has to offer.
We invite you to register for Faith Development.