Many people come looking for a church, temple or fellowship with the express purpose of educating their child or children. Parents may find themselves thinking:
“What will I teach my child about the world? What values? What beliefs?”
“What spiritual community best reflects what I believe is true?”
“How can I make the world a better place for this precious child?”
“How do I best navigate the teen years with my youth?”
Religious Education (RE) at First Parish Plymouth addresses these important questions at every stage of development from Pre-school to Senior High, (as well as adult programming and a community for you)! Our curriculum and programming are based upon UU Principles and six Sources of wisdom: http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe
- Growing bonds of connection between people of all ages,
- Hearing stories and points of view from more than one religious tradition,
- Experiencing worship and a sense of wonder and mystery,
- Discussing the “BIG” questions and issues of concern to us,
Acting upon our values of love and service through social justice opportunities in the greater community.
In small, age-based groups, from pre-school to high school, we introduce children to our own Unitarian Universalist heritage and explore many faith traditions and beliefs: Jewish and Christian, Middle Eastern and Far-Eastern religions, along with earth-based spiritual traditions and rational humanism. We aim to live out the basic UU approach that “we don’t have to think alike to love alike.” Many of our RE activities are service-oriented both within the congregation and in the Plymouth community.