General Morning Schedule
When you arrive at UUFA, please find the RE Sign-in table in the lobby, and sign your child in to class so our teachers know how many children to expect. Once registered, you will find your child’s name printed on the attendance sheet.
Children’s RE (Grades PreK-5)
RE classes for this age level take place during the 11am service. Children gather with their parents in the sanctuary to enjoy the first 15 minutes of worship together and then “sing out” to their religious education program or childcare activities from 11:15-12:15. Parents are asked to please pick up promptly at 12:15. There are no RE classes at 9am, though childcare is available as needed. Children are encouraged to stay the entire hour during all-ages worship services.
Youth Group & Coming of Age (CoA), 6-12th Grade
Youth meet together in the Youth Room on and the Second Sundays from 11-12:30 pm and on Fourth Sundays from 12:30-2pm.
During the 2016-17 program year, we offered the following classes:
9 am Service
There is no religious education during this time, however, children through age 9 are welcomed to join our nursery staff, Erin Favre and Marcus, Prince for mixed-age children’s activities. Children will be dismissed from the sanctuary to children’s activities, or you can drop them off at the nursery before the service.
11:00 am Service
Chalice Children (preK-1st Grade) meets in the Forest Room for World of Wonder, in the Tapestry of Faith curriculum series by the UU Association of Congregations. To learn more about the curriculum and view specific lessons, visit the UUA’s World of Wonder curriculum page.
Children are ready to move up from nursery into our Chalice Children group when they are potty-trained, and when their family feels they are ready to be in a 4 -5-year-old environment with a structured lesson. Please speak with Morgan Watson, Director of Religious Education, if you are considering “graduating” your child up from Nursery care.
Seekers (gr 2-5) meets in the Ocean Room for the Miracles curriculum, in the UUA Tapestry of Faith program and also the print curriculum HandsOn Nature. To learn more about the curriculum and view specific lesson, visit the UUA’s Miracles curriculum page.
Children’s Worship Service (CWS)
On the first Sunday of each month, the Director of Religious Education leads a worship service just for children, with singing led by a Children’s Music Leader, worship elements, storytelling, and activities. Each month introduces the monthly congregational theme. Parents are welcomed to join their children in the Rainbow Room for the CWS or stay with the “big kids” in the sanctuary when the children are dismissed.
Each Sunday during RE Class or the CWS, we pass an offering can to give children the opportunity to donate to our children’s charity, Food 2 Kids, a program of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia which assists children who are at risk of hunger by sending them home from school with grocery bags of easy-to-prepare foods. Please encourage your children to bring their change or dollar bills for this love offering.
View the Sunday RE Class Schedule page to learn about the Sunday Program.