Teachers & RE Stewards
Religious Education is an important part of what we do at the First UU Society - not that we're telling people what to think. Our emphasis on learning how to think and having supportive resources and a nurturing environment is an important part of what makes us different. Below are resources available to the adult leaders who are involved in our Religious Education program.
This detailed and comprehensive Handbook includes everything from our safety policies and procedures to handy tips for classroom management. Feel free to download it or pick up a copy at the Religious Education Information Table Sunday morning.
Ideas for the first class
On the first day of class for children and youth, some activities are especially helpful. Check here to find some good ideas.
Teacher Schedules, Snack Sign-up Lists and other Communications
There are several online scheduling tools that have been helpful for some people to use for class leader and group communications. They are free and easy to use:
Some of our curricular materials are kept in our Religious Education Curriculum Library and may be borrowed by teachers. Much of what we use comes from the online collection of Unitarian Universalist curricula, called Tapestry of Faith. This is a series for all ages to "nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love." Links to specific curricula and other resources are available below.
Copies of We Are Many, We Are One are available to borrow from the Religious Education Curriculum Library. A list of books, kept in the classroom to accompany lessons from this curriculum is here.
Kindergarten & First Grade
Creating Home (9:00 K, 11:00 K-1st)
Wonderful Welcome (9:00 1st)
Second - Fifth Grade
Moral Tales (9:00 2nd, 11:00 2nd-3rd)
Love Connects Us (9:00 3rd-5th)
The Bible Stories curriculum was written by a First Unitarian Universalist Society member, Jeffrey A. Trumbower, Ph.D. If you are not part of our community, please contact him for permission if you are interested in using it in any way. 802-654-2898.
Seventh & Eighth Grades
Neighboring Faiths -- Several copies are available in our curriculum library. There is a list of books, which is also kept in the classrooom, to accompany lessons from this curriculum.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) -- This curricula is available only to those trained to teach it. More information about the OWL program and its values can be found here: Our Whole Lives
Ninth - Twelfth Grade
The curriculum for our 9th - 12th grade "Yuuth Group" varies due to annual input from youth. Programming is heavily service-oriented and we have been on service trips with Youth Service Opportunities Project.
Tenth - twelfth graders are invited to participate in our Coming of Age Program.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|5:30||Property Committee Meeting|
|10:00||Small Group Ministry Steering Committee Meeting|
|6:30||Social Justice Web Meeting|
|6:45||Care Network Training Group|
|7:00||Membership Committee Meeting|
|2:00||Melissa Brown Memorial Service|
|5:00||Committee on Ministry|
|2:00||Ed Everts Memorial Service|
|9:00||Office Closed - Independence Day Holiday|