Unitarian Universalist (UU) children’s programmes build resilience, offering support through life’s tough times and encouraging each child to connect with their own quest for purpose and meaning.
Kids learn respect for others and respect for themselves. They experience spiritual practices and learn ways to centre themselves, whether by sitting cross-legged and taking a few deep breaths, giving thanks before they eat a meal, or looking up at the stars in wonder.
Our Auckland Unitarian Inclusive Values Education seeks an outcome of respectful, responsible, life-loving kids who know who they are and are ready to show others the same deep acceptance.
Children start the service with the congregation through ‘Joys & Concerns’ and then move to an adjacent room for the remainder of the service with the RE Teacher.
Lessons focus on the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, and use the Tapestry of Faith curriculum provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association. “Tapestry of Faith is a series of programmes and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, transforming faith and vital communities of justice and love.”
The programme includes stories, worship, songs and activities which inspire social action, ethical and spiritual living and a foundation for a faith based life. The Tapestry of Faith website provides additional information for parents and children who have questions or would like to learn more about the lessons.
Our teacher is Sidra Luna. She will run the programme during school terms. All children of primary and intermediate school age are welcome.
For questions regarding Inclusive Values Education, please contact Sidra via the form below.