The Middle School Religious Education class:

  • is for youth in grades 6 through 8
  • meets Sundays during the 9:15am worship service on the second floor of Fellowship Hall in the Middle School room

The Middle School class components include Chalice Lighting and sharing of Joys and Sorrows. The Unitarian Universalist values based curriculum is guided by the recognition that youth of this age need to find acceptance and affirmation, compassion, courage, inspiration and a chance to make a difference. Teachers are volunteers from Chalice. This class is sometimes enriched by guest speakers from other faith communities.

And we have a special program called

Crossing Paths

that is geared specifically toward our middle school youth

What is Crossing Paths? Crossing Paths is an interfaith exploration program brought to us from Soul Matters. The program includes an emphasis on theological grounding, a distinct take on religious pluralism (“Many Mountains, Many Paths”) and an abundance of experiential learning while also maintaining a focus on UU youth identity formation. Each month a new religion is explored, including Buddhism, Catholicism, Quakerism, Paganism, and more.

This program is geared toward our Middle School-aged youth (6th through 8th grade) but High Schoolers are welcome to join. Each Sunday we will share in discussions, activities, videos, music, and games while we practice our Unitarian Universalist Principles of “acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations” and “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”