Sunday Morning Classes

Sunday Morning Religious Classes are designed to help the children develop the confidence to:
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  • Observe, analyze, and discover truth without relying on the opinions of others.
  • Form healthy and safe relationships.
  • Favor love, curiosity, reverence, and empathy.
  • Express their own voice with confidence.
  • Add value to every encounter and every group of which they are a part.


Further Notes From the RE Chalkboard

We are ready to start an exciting new Religious Education school year. Please complete the enclosed registration form with photo release (on backside of registration form) and return it to the UUCE at our September 10 Water Communion or on September 17 on the first day of most classes.

The following programs will be offered for this 2017-2018 year:

Nursery: Nursery service will be offered starting September 10 for children aged infant to preschool. We have a variety of new faces in the nursery, eager to meet you and your children.

Elementary Aged Classes: Our comprehensive Mind, Body, and Spiritual Lifespan development classes will be offered every Sunday in classroom B/C. Led by Susan Galle-Boyko, MA, and with much assistance from various volunteers, children aged Pre-K/Kindergarten through 4th grade will learn about our seven principles and six sources through a variety of activities and lessons geared towards this age group. Classes start September 17.

Middle School Aged Classes: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin, PhD, and Kat Wolper have created a curriculum suited to our 5th grade- 8th grade students, focusing on relationship development. Focusing on development of the self, our tweens and early teen population will learn more about what gives them personal meaning as well as different ways to deal with stress, drama, and other challenges they face. Melanie and Kat will be assisted by Lin Lang Su and Deb Haire for most lessons. These classes will be offered only on first and third Sundays in classroom D. Classes start September 17.

Teen Classes: Mary Desmone, PhD and John Galle-Boyko, M.Ed, will explore The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, a program developed by Sean Covey. Lessons will be based upon exploring Covey’s theory, as well as how to apply these strategies in our teens’ everyday lives. Mary and John will be assisted by Doug Russell and Diane Guthrie for most lessons. These classes will be offered only on second and fourth Sundays in classroom D. Classes start September 24.

ALL AGE GROUPS: In conjunction with themes of Leadership and Service Learning, all age groups (except nursery-aged children) will be given opportunities to participate in service learning activities. Some will be during classroom time and others will be outside the classroom. This information will be given to parents in the first weeks of classes.


Susan Galle-Boyko, MA