Just for Kids
YRE is all about you! Here are a few things that may help you with your journey in our faith.
What is YRE like?
When you come to RE, you will be with a group of other children, some older and some probably younger. Together in the hour we have together we may play games. The games are usually designed so that we have to play together to win. They are fun and sometimes silly.
We may read and listen to a story and talk about it or draw a picture about it afterward. We may do arts and crafts. Think glitter glue, paint, markers, crayons, magazine picture collages and your imagination! We may go outside to explore the nature on our church grounds, putting up bird houses, looking for insects or beautiful flowers, learning about how our natural world works. We may celebrate holidays together, such as learning about Hanukah or the winter Solstice or having an Easter Egg hunt.
Every once in a while we try to do a field trip together. Last year we all went and had a ride on a horse named Magic!
We usually end our time together with a fun snack. Most of all we have the chance to see old friends and make new ones and enjoy whatever our leaders have planned for us that day!
What are the Seven Principles and Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism is not based on any single book or creed or doctrine. Instead, guided by our seven principles and the six sources, our faith teaches us that discovering our spirituality is a journey for each of us and the light of truth can be found in many different places.
What is the Flaming Chalice?
If you look around our church, you will see a symbol over and over. It may look a little different from place to place, but the idea is the same. It is the image of a chalice, or bowl, with a flame coming out of it. What does that mean?
Each Sunday we start our time together by lighting a chalice, the symbol of our faith. This provides us with a moment to reflect on our journey together as Unitarian Universalists. With the action, we speak these words: