Middle School

Middle School is full of opportunities for our youth.  It includes sixth, seventh and eighth graders.  On Sunday mornings, children and youth attend the opening of the worship service with their families. At the 9:15 service, they go to classes led by volunteer teachers using professionally created curricula. If you attend the 11:00 am service, middle schoolers stay in the worship with their families.

This year (2017-2018) in Religious Education we will focus on the Web of Life with lessons drawn from UUA’s Tapestry of Faith.  Our classes will explore how we are all connected and how our behaviors affect one another and the world.  From stewardship for the earth to the importance of gaining social justice tools that counteract the marginalization of others we will strive to better understand our interdependence as we have fun learning and growing together.

In Middle School, the curriculum this year is Gather the Spirit (Water Stewardship) and Heeding the Call of A Justice Maker
We did not weave the web of life;
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web
We do to ourselves.            
                          – Chief Seattle

Eighth graders are invited and encouraged to participate in Coming of Age, a year-long program that helps them learn about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs.

Every other year, we offer middle school Our Whole Lives (OWL) – sexuality education geared to grades 7-9. It will be offered next year.

Also, watch the newsletters and calendar for regularly scheduled Middle School Nights led by our Youth Coordinator, Justin Biegger.