Children's Religious Education
Welcome to our 2016-17 year of Children’s
Religious Education (CRE). We are pleased to continue our tradition of offering
a progressive religious education to our kids and we look forward to your
family being a part of the journey! Our classes help children and youth to
deepen their understanding of our UU faith, of their individual uniqueness, of the
religiously diverse world in which we live, and of their responsibility to care
for this magnificent earth we call “home.” We have a mantra in our CRE program:
Community trumps curriculum! More
than anything, we want all children to feel welcomed here, to feel “at home,”
and to know in their bones that this is a safe place for them to explore and
expand who they are. Fortunately we have great curricula and committed adults
to accompany them on their journey!
FUS boasts of having one of the
three largest Children’s RE programs in the country, closing each school year
with over 500 enrollees. We cannot do this without the commitment and
contributions of parents. All CRE parents are asked to volunteer in some capacity
and that’s a win/win. Our program is benefited by your time and talent and
hopefully your life is enriched by the connections you make along the way. Be
sure to review the list of options and select volunteer opportunities that
speak to your interests.
I’m looking forward to our time
together this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or
concerns you may have.
Leslie Ross, Director of Children's Religious Education
Teens are invited to participate in our annual Teen Service Trip June 17-23 at Camp Friendship [more]
Our CRE program facilitates
ethical and spiritual development in our children. We encourage kids to become
free thinking individuals who know and respect themselves and others, and who
contribute to their human and natural communities. Our goals include:
- Create a feeling of community within the classroom and the
congregation, and for children to
experience FUS as their spiritual “home.”
- Help children and youth understand the historical roots of UU and
the contemporary expressions of our faith.
- Promote values that strengthen them to stand against all forms of
prejudice and oppression.
- Help develop respect for the interdependent nature of all
- Inspire an appreciation for our Judeo-Christian heritage and the
world’s other great religions.
- Guide and support children and youth in the development and
expression of a personal faith.
- Develop participants’ eagerness to act with integrity,
responsibility, equity, and love.
Director of Children's Religious Education
233-9774 x 119
Click here to email Leslie.