Class is offered each summer Sunday. Please note:

  • Students should proceed directly to class at the start of services; time for all ages will not occur regularly
  • Classes are NOT separated by grade level in the summer
  • Childcare is available; nursery hours are 9:30-11:30 am

This summer we are using the curriculum World of Friends. Each standalone lesson has the students “meet” a child from a different religion though hearing their pretend story. The lessons include a bit of geography and history, common customs, and crafts related to the material. Listed below are the dates for each chosen religion, and the name of the imaginary child who will help our kids learn about that religion and contextualize the basics from a UU perspective. While this is of course not an exhaustive list of faiths, the hope is this summer will give our kids a foundation to help later deepen their learnings. According to Beth, our DRE, this also happens to be one of the most FUN, multi-age friendly curriculums she has ever administered. Come check it out whether you can make it one week, two weeks, or all ten!

Date Lesson
June 24 Islam: Meet Fatima
July 1 Islam: Meet Guntur
July 8 Hinduism: Meet Ravi
July 15 Buddhism: Meet Sumalee
July 22 Buddhism: Meet Duc
July 29 Confucianism: Meet Wen
August 5 Taoism: Meet Mei
August 12 Earth-centered Religions: Meet Rowan
August 19 Earth-centered Religions: Meet Tiva
August 26     Sikhism: Meet Devasheesh

 

For more information, please contact First U’s Director of Religious Education, Beth Moss, at dre@firstuchicago.org.

Please also reach out to Beth if you can teach or be a classroom assistant. As of June, teachers are still needed for all August Sundays except Aug 19.