2013-14 programs for Children and Youth at UUFF

We have an exciting year planned for children and youth at UUFF. In September we will be starting a Coming of Age program for 8th and 9th graders, while the Elementary class will continue studying world religions with the Stories About God curriculum.

Elementary through High School children will also participate in discussions (at age appropriate levels) about the most meaningful religious questions in preparation for presenting their own ideas during a children’s This I Believe Service later in the year. In September, children of all ages are invited to gather together during the service to discuss the following questions:

1) Is there a God, Goddess,  or any kind of higher power?  How would you describe this higher power?  How does the existence or lack of existence of a higher power make a difference in your life?
2) What happens after we die?  How does this make a difference in how you live?
3) What is the nature of a good and meaningful life?  How are we “redeemed” as humans?
4) What is the nature of evil and bad in the world? How does this impact how you live?
5) How do you know what you know?  What is your source of belief and wisdom?  How do you know it is a good and reliable source?
6) What is the role of our church?  What is UUFF here to do?  What is the UUA here to do?

In January and February, the RE classes will participate in the UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love during class.