4th and 5th Grade Class: First Light
We are starting a new tradition at UUI! This semester (September 4 - December 18) we will be debuting our First Light Program for our 4th and 5th graders and we will be offering this program for 4th and 5th graders every other year from now on.
This class will take place during regular RE class time on Sunday mornings. It's modeled after a similar program at a UU church in Amherst, New York and is intended to be a milestone in your child's growing up.
What we will be learning:
History of the flaming chalice
Our Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles in depth
Unitarian Universalist history
Famous Unitarian Universalists
What awesome things modern UU's are doing
How we will make it meaningful:
Each child will be assigned a mentor from our congregation who will help them learn about the Seven Principles. Mentors will meet with the students once a month during class and the parents will meet the mentor before the first mentor session.
Each child will be presented with a chalice during a special ceremony during a Sunday service at the end of the semester.
During the ceremony, they will have the opportunity to light their new chalice from the flame of the UUI chalice.
How we will make it fun!
There will be a famous UU's trading card game
There will be a lock in (overnight)
Classes will always include fun activities and games