September marks the beginning of a new Religious Education year at UUCR.  We are excited to kick off new classes and programs this year as we fill our halls once again with the joyful community of children and youth. 

Religious Education classes begin September 17th. Parents will be receiving a letter from me with registration information. We welcome new families, so spread the word! In addition to Sunday morning classes, we will be holding Our Whole Lives and Youth Group at other times, so please check the calendar below and your email for important dates.

A brief teacher orientation will take place on September 3rd at 12:15, or after the Labor Day work hour. Thank you to all the people- new and old- who have signed up to teach and assist in our program this year. If you haven’t yet signed up but would like to join us, let me know. I am looking forward to the year ahead!

Children and Youth Programs for 2017-18:

●     Infant to 4 yrs.- Nursery - Our childcare providers create a warm environment for younger children and babies to play

●     Pre-K to K - Spirit Play - A Montessori-style story-based exploration of spirituality and the big life questions. *Spirit play guides and materials will be available as the need arises, to supplement free play. We are planting the seeds to grow this unique new program for our youngest ones throughout the year.

●     1st - 5th grade - Harry Potter and UU 101– A social justice faith in action curriculum based on the books by J.K. Rowling.  We are working closely with the Social Justice committee on this program to plan intergenerational social action. Harr and UU

●     6th- 10th grade -  Harry Potter and UU 102- This class follows the same curriculum as the 101 class but takes a deeper look at the complexities and causes of social issues (while also having fun with wands, sorting hats, potions, and charms!).

●     7th- 12th grade - Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a highly acclaimed lifespan sexuality education program and essential part of UU congregations. OWL for youth in grades 7-9 will take place once a month on Sunday afternoons throughout the year beginning in October. A mandatory Parents’ Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 17th at 12:30 PM.  OWL for grades 10-12 will happen concurrently in the winter months only. Both classes are open to both UU and non-UU youth.

●     8th - 12th grade - Youth MinistryOur kick-off youth group meeting is planned for Saturday evening, September 16th from 6-8 PM. We will be creating our covenant and visioning the year ahead.


September  10          

All Ages Opening Worship Service


RE (Religious Education) classes begin


RE classes


Terri Pahucki

Terri Pahucki
Director of Religious Education











Terri Pahucki