This church year, 2020-2021, due to the Pandemic, all of our Religious Education meetings and classes are happening on Zoom.

4 year old – 5th grade: CartUUns – This curriculum uses animated shorts from Pixar and Disney to facilitate discussion around values, ethics, and feelings.

6-8 grade: D’OH, God! A UU curriculum based on the religious teachings of the animated television show The Simpsons.The curriculum helps participants consider differing religious beliefs, learn how other faith traditions respond to important theological and ethical issues, understand ways in which the right of conscience calls us to do what’s right, examine how our choices affect others around us, and explore how religious concepts are related to perspective and point of view.

9-12 grade: D’OH, God! A UU curriculum based on the religious teachings of the animated television show The Simpsons. The curriculum helps participants consider differing religious beliefs, learn how other faith traditions respond to important theological and ethical issues, understand ways in which the right of conscience calls us to do what’s right, examine how our choices affect others around us, and explore how religious concepts are related to perspective and point of view.

K-12 grade World Religion Classes: First Sunday of the Month during Children’s All Ages Chapel
Hindu – Dawali
Judaism – Passover, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah
UU Flower Communion
Christian – Advent, Easter
Zoroastrian – Naw Ruz (New Year)
Confucian -Qingming Festival, Chinese New Year
Baha’i – World Religion Day
Islam – Ramadan

Adult RE:
“Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: Who, Me, an Elder?” This class invites participants to develop deeper understanding and appreciation of their elder stage of life and the path they traveled to reach it.

“Spirit in Practice: Ten Workshops for Unitarian Universalist Adults.” Spirit in Practice was created to help Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help them connect with the sacred ground of their being, however they understand it.

“A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists” book discussion.

Summer Sundays began June 14th. We did a Zoomtime Summer RE curriculum centered around learning from animals. Middle and high school youth were invited to be “teaching assistants” and the younger children participated in a lesson that included a story, video, and an at-home activity that we did together (with a teen assistant leading). A supply box of materials was sent to children’s homes at the beginning of the month. Families that don’t participate in Zoomtime could use the lessons at home. http://obuuc.org/re/summer2020/