Sunday School at FPNUU is an important part of any young person's church experience. Sunday school is where children learn world religious practices, develop loving community, and develop the skills they need to think about the big questions in life. All-Church Family Services are held on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Union Sunday and Children' s Sunday. During these services, children stay with their families.
This year's focus in Sunday School is World Religions.
Our K-1 class will be using the Stories About God program this year. This program helps children develop a language with which they can talk about God, and shows the wealth of different ideas of what that God figure can look like. Finally, the class will have the opportunity to begin expressing their own thoughts and feelings concerning God.
Our 2nd - 3rd class will be using two different programs this year, switching in February. First, they will be learning about different religions in an approachable way with the program Picture Book World Religions. Then in February the class will tighten their focus onto pagan beliefs with the program Honoring our Mother Earth.
The 4-6th grade class will be using the Holidays and Holy Days curricula. This program uses the celebrations and important days of various religions to learn about world religions. The class will explore a different upcoming holiday each Sunday, and will experience many of the rituals and stories connected with these holidays.
The 7-8th grade class will be using the Our Whole Lives sexuality and relationships curricula. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, age-appropriate factual information while also helping participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
A nursery is available each week for babies and toddlers and is located down stairs near our other classrooms. There is no charge for this service.