Welcome to the
Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula
Welcome to "Ouur" Space!
A special part of our Sunday service is the "Time for All Ages". The children are invited to sit up front with a storyteller. After the story, the congregation sings the children downstairs to their Religious Education classrooms. We follow the "Little Red School House" approach where all age groups are taught in the same room. The older children enjoy helping out their younger friends. The teacher modifies the curriculum as needed to meet the needs of the children in attendance. We look forward to honoring your child's questions and having them be a part of the Religious Exploration we offer to our children. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact Ruth Ricards, RE Coordinator.
"Building Bridges" and "Faithful Journeys"
This church year Religious Education will be offering two curriculums: “Building Bridges” for the youth and “Faithful Journeys” for the elementary children. We want to create a special place to encourage our youth to explore the different world religions. The youth will gather once a month to learn about the faiths of others. We plan on taking field trips to different places of worship. The younger children will be taking a spiritual journey as they “embark on a pilgrimage of faith, exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. In each session, they will hear historic or contemporary examples of Unitarian Universalist faith in action. Stories about real people model how the children can activate their own personal agency – their capacity to act faithfully as Unitarian Universalists – in their own lives, and children have regular opportunities to share and affirm their own stories of faithful action. Through sessions structured around the Unitarian Universalist Principles, Faithful Journeys demonstrates that our Principles are not a dogma, but a credo that individuals can affirm with many kinds of action. Over the course of the program, the children discover a unity of faith in the many different ways Unitarian Universalists, including themselves, can act on our beliefs.”
If you have any questions about the curriculum that is being taught, please feel free to contact me. We will need help downstairs with the programs so please consider giving some of your time to assist with one or two Sundays this upcoming church year. We can’t do it without your help. Thank you.
Our RE Leaders
Ruth Ricards, RD
Religious Education Coordinator