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RE - A place for UU and Me

Religious Education

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
Tim Atkins, Director of Religious Education

| 2014-2015 Children and Youth Curriculum | Lifespan Learning | Family/Intergenerational Programs|RE Calendars

 

To register online for the 2014/2015 Religious Education Program at MUF, please click here


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The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Lifespan Religious Education Program has three components – children/youth programming, adult programming (lifespan learning) and multigenerational programming. We are committed to building a multigenerational community through worship, fun community building events, religious education opportunities and social justice activities.

We meet as an inclusive community to celebrate Unitarian Universalism and to explore our own personal and/or spiritual beliefs. We warmly welcome guests into our Fellowship.

Our Program – Chalice Seekers

Our Time for all Ages starts at 9:00 am until 9:20 am. After the Children’s Choir sings, our children and youth depart for their classrooms. Our RE classes end at 10:30 am. Chalice Chapel happens once a month. Our Religious Education classes, Chapels and special events - including multigenerational and family friendly services - can be found on this website.

Throughout the year, our children are engaged in social justice activities. We strongly believe in the democratic principles and teach our children how to affect change through peaceful means - beginning in their own lives.

Our Minister’s Perspective

The question I often have in mind with the religious education lens is “What kind of souls do we wish to grow?” here at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship.  What do you notice that is different about individuals, young and old, who spend time on personal growth, religious exploration, spiritual practice, community building and justice making here at the Fellowship?  I like to imagine that collectively, our congregational life together will make a notable difference in the lives of our members and the way we move individually and together in the larger community. 

What do our families say about why they come to our Fellowship?

"I want my children to have a sense of community and belonging."
"I want my children to have an understanding of different religious traditions and beliefs."
“I want them to feel like it is ok to believe."
"I want them to feel it is okay to explore the full range of spiritual possibilities."
"I like it that we have no set dogma and it's ok to ask questions."
"I want my children to have a place apart from the rest of the world, with moments of quiet for reflection and growth."
"I want my kids to learn compassion in a place where it's ok to be a kid."

 

Our Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles for Young People

We Believe:

  • That everyone is special and important.
  • That we should treat each other fairly and with understanding.
  • That our congregations are places where all people are accepted and where we learn together.
  • That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
  • That everyone should have a vote about the things that concern them.
  • In working for a peaceful, fair and free world.
  • In caring for our Earth and all its inhabitants.

The Sources of Unitarian Universalism for Young People

We learn:

  • That being a part of life is a wonderful mystery.
  • About strong and good women and men who have lived fair and kind lives.
  • To appreciate the wisdom of different peoples. This inspires us to live better lives.
  • That our Jewish and Christian roots tell us of God’s love and teach us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
  • From those that believe in the goodness of all human beings, the value of using our own minds as we live our lives.
  • And celebrate the circle of life and rhythms of nature embodied in Earth-centered traditions.

 

 

 

 

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