Lifespan Religious Education
What is Religious Education (RE)?
RE focuses on lessons that help children and youth deepen their connection to Unitarian Universalism. Lessons are tied to a monthly theme as well as our 7 Principles and 6 Sources. Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (PUUC) is utilizing theme based resources from Touchstones which connects the curricula the youth and children study to the worship services and other ministries such as Chalice Circles.
During the ongoing global pandemic, PUUC has made the commitment to keep everyone safe by not meeting in person until the number of cases decreases considerably or when a vaccine becomes widely available. As a result, the RE looks a lot different than it did on Sundays pre-pandemic.
Each week an Religious Education (RE) Newsletter is sent out to families on the mailing list. The Newsletters include stories and reflections for youth and children. A craft relating to the theme or weekly stories is also included. The newsletter also provides information about any upcoming events that are geared toward children and youth.
January – Consolation / Desolation
February – Mercy
March – Respect
April – Mindfulness
May – Acceptance
June – Care of the Soul
July – Journey
August – Communion
September – Reason
October – Reverence
November – Non-violence
December – Healing
Children’s Version of the 7 Principles
1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.
2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
5th Principle: We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
7th Principle: We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.