2021-2022 Religious Education
We are excited to be starting our 2021-2022 Religious Education year at the Fourth Universalist Society.
We understand that things are still challenging, with vaccinations not being available for those under 12, as well as concerns over COVID Variants. We have developed a plan that provides the best educational experiences.
Our Plans For the Year
We are excited to be returning to in person learning. To do this, we are requiring that all who attend Sunday Services wear masks. We are requiring that all of our RE Staff and Volunteers be vaccinated. Fourth Universalist has been working with an air balancing company and a mechanical engineer to make sure the air quality in our space is safe. On the advice of our mechanical engineer we purchased high quality air scrubbers for the gym and sanctuary. A new HVAC system has been installed in all the classrooms, ensuring the classrooms provide safe air for all the individuals that use them. We are recruiting and scheduling volunteers so that we are having regular rotations. We believe that these precautions will position us to deal with the challenges of the upcoming year, and we are regularly checking in on best practices as the situations evolve with COVID.
We are also going to continue to offer online opportunities for learning. For our Lower and Upper Elementary Students, this will continue to be offered pre-service, using modified lesson plans and providing a place for community building online. You can join us Online on Sundays from 10-10:40 at: https://zoom.us/j/2900073260.
During Service, we will have Time for All Ages with young people remaining seated and also able to join in by Zoom. From there we will dismiss students to class for the remainder of the service. We will also continue to offer Nursery. Our Youth Group will have the technological capabilities for Hybrid class as needed.
(Age 4 – 2nd Grade) Lower Elementary: Liberation Seeds
(3rd Grade -7th Grade) Upper Elementary: Justice Roots
(8th Grade to 12th Grade) High School: Good Trouble
Our Curriculum this year is based around our recent adoption of the 8th Principle, using the Soul Matters Curriculum, and will help us to understand what it means to be UU and what it means to live out our values.
Finally, we could use all hands on deck in helping make sure the programming is running smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the box on the registration form to let me know you’d like to be part of our amazing team of volunteers.
Picnic in the Park
Check out our UU Principles Series for Kid: Here
Check out our Lego Stop Motion UU Sources Series:Here
In addition to our regular Sunday morning program, we are offering a Fourth Universalist Dungeons and Dragons program for our young people! Email email@example.com if you are interested in signing your child up! Our next sessions are: October 15th and 29th.
We invite you to contact our Director of Religious Education, Ember Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to learn more.