Spiritual Exploration Program for Children

Welcome kids!  We encourage children of all ages to join in the fun.  We have a special program for children at each fellowship gathering, which is listed below.  If you scroll down the page further, you can read about our philosophical focus and the principles that guide our programs.

Schedule for September 2019 - May 2020 

  • September 15   Summer stories and wishes for the year
  • October 6         The Big Questions
  • October 20       Where do we come from
  • November 3      Riddle and Mystery "Broadcast"
  • November 17    Stone Soup
  • December 1      Preparation for solstice
  • December 15    Winter Spiral and Solstice Skit
  • January 5           Guitar and songs with Lauralee Northcott

  

PURPOSE OF THE SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION PROGRAM FOR KIDS 

 

With our Spiritual Exploration program, we aim to create an open-hearted opportunity for children to develop a personal connection to the seven spiritual principles of Unitarian Universalism.  Stated in kid-friendly language, the principles are:

1. Every single person is important.

2. We treat one another with respect.

3. We spend our whole lives learning how to be the best people we can be.

4. Together we can learn about the world and what is true.

5. Everyone has the right to use their voice and be heard.

6. Together we work to create a world that is peaceful and fair for everyone.

7. We respect the earth and all living things.

We gear our program to the ages of the children who are present.  We encourage them, in age-appropriate ways, to think for themselves about these spiritual principles, as well as to use their personal life experiences and their heart as they attempt to apply these principles in their lives.

Where suitable we aim to share a focus with the adult program, so that kids can share their experience with the fellowship.

 FORMAT

This program occurs in the context of a loving and supportive Fellowship community. Children begin by gathering in the main service with the adults to share in song. The entire fellowship listens to the children's story, sharing the fun of a good book.  Then the children go to their own classroom where we light a chalice, share joys and sorrows, and engage with stories, art, games or other activities that explore the Unitarian principles.

WHERE & WHEN WE MEET

Sunday fellowship gatherings are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays September - May at 10 AM at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. 

CALLING ALL KIDS!!!

We would love to have more children to enrich this educational experience! The more children in our community that join us, the more energy our program has. Those of you who know potentially interested families, please let them know they are most welcome. 

CONTACT US

If you are interested in learning more or in getting involved in the children’s program contact Spiritual Exploration Coordinator
Tonya Van Bueren at (509) 996-8050
tonya.bryn@gmail.com
or Jen Ramsey at (509) 997-3312.