Our religious tradition honors wisdom from many belief systems while focusing on our actions. United by shared values of fellowship, justice, reason and compassion, we act to serve our communities, care for the environment and promote equality.
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Youth RE Classes at 9:30am and 11:15am
From May 26th-Sept 1st service & class only at 10am
This Sunday, May 12th in Religious Education:
Last Day of Spring RE Classes; Summer RE Classes Begin June 16th.
There will be structured activates & childcare for youth during the services in between.
Each class will determine what they learned about Love (as in Standing on the Side of Love) during this church year. Did they learn about treating others fairly, helping those in need, being kind, etc...? Then they can create something that depicts their learning from the year that they can share during the R.E. Sunday service while explaining what they learned and how it applies to Love. During class time this Sunday they will be creating or practicing the presentation.
Preschool – Kindergarten: Spirit Play
Children will hear the story “Life Cycle of the Butterfly”. This is the time of year that all sorts of new life can be observed. One interesting creature is a butterfly, because it doesn’t start off looking anything like a butterfly. Through this story we see the stages of a butterfly’s life from egg to larva to caterpillar then a chrysalis and finally an adult butterfly. An exciting journey for a fascinating creature, which makes us wonder. Story time is followed by work time and a ‘feast’.
1st & 2nd Grade: Free to Believe and 3rd & 4th Grade: Timeless Themes
These classes will focus entirely on creating and practicing their presentation for RE Sunday, which is next Sunday May 19th. Full description is in purple above.
5th & 6th Grade: Kingdom of Equals
Lazarus: Greater Love, the Love of Friendship. Placing another’s well-being above one’s own is the greatest expression of love. Students will learn how Jesus was a person with friends like us. Sometimes friendship may require us to do things we don’t want to do or that are difficult. People are often afraid of what they don’t understand. By understanding what we expect of our friends and what they expect of us, we can have better friendships. We will play some active games like Tangle and/or a Trust Walk to inspire friendship.
7th & 8th Grade: Neighboring Faiths
Review of all (or most popular) religions that we have studied and places we have visited over the year.
High School Youth Group will meet at 11:15 in the Founder’s room
Extra Curricular Weekend of Sunday, May 12th
Mother’s Day! Show your mom some Love.
Next Sunday, May 19th in Religious Education:
Preschool – High School Youth Group:
Religious Education Sunday: Service for All Ages.
The Youth Ensemble will be providing music and children from each grade level will participate in the service.
Classes have prepared presentations to demonstrate what they learned about Love (as in Standing on the Side of Love) during this church year. Did they learn about treating others fairly, helping those in need, being kind, etc...? They have created something that depicts their learning from the year that they will share with the congregation during the R.E. Sunday service while explaining what they learned and how it applies to Love.
Extra Curricular Weekend of Sunday, May 19th
The Youth Ensemble will be providing music during the service
Friday May 17th, 7-9pm: FIRE Middle School Group (grades 6, 7, & 8th)
Sat. May 18th Campfire USA for Boys and Girls Grades K-3 10am-12pm
May 12: Last day of school year session religious education. Classes will be preparing for RE Sunday.
May 19: RE Sunday, service for all ages. Come and show your gratitude towards the teachers that taught throughout the year. We’ll honor our graduating seniors and celebrate our religious education program and the people involved (young and old.)
May 26: Memorial Day weekend, one service only at 10:00. Structured activities will be offered for youth.
June 2: This will be our first service in the New Sanctuary. All ages are to be in the service.
June 9: Annual Meeting of the Congregation. Pancake breakfast before the meeting. Childcare offered during the meeting.
June 16: Summer Religious Education begins (one service at 10:00.) Two classes will be offered during the summer. For the younger youth, up to 3rd grade, we are offering Picture Book U.U.; each week’s lesson illustrates Unitarian Universalist identities and values. A curriculum called Popcorn Theology will be offered for older youth, 4th grade and older, which consists of watching portions of movies and then discussing the theological and ethical issues of the clip.
August 18: Last day of Summer Religious Education.
August 25: Summer service for all ages at 10:00.
September 1: Labor Day weekend, one service at 10:00. Structured activities for youth.
September 8: Ingathering service for all ages (two services 9:30 & 11:15)
September 14: Saturday night campfire and gathering to kick-off the new year of religious education.
September 15: First day of religious education for the new school year.
This page is edited by Jessie
Contact me with questions, corrections, concerns, if you want to become a teacher, or enroll your child in religious education.