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Click here or on the picture below to download the current Religious Education brochure.

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“No day can be so sacred but that the laugh of a little child
will make it holier still.”

~ Robert Ingersoll

 

Nursery

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For the youngest members, loving nursery care is provided by nursery caregivers during all worship services. The nursery is full of books, puzzles, toys, and fun activities for babies and toddlers each Sunday. 

Beginning September 10,  the nursery is open each Sunday from 9:00 am until 12:15 pm. 

  • During the 9:30 service, children who are 2 or younger on August 1, 2017 may participate in nursery activities.
  • During the 11:00 service, children who are 3 and younger may participate in nursery activities.

 

For more information about the nursery, please contact Christie Lee via email or at 314-821-0911, extension 205.

 

Young Children's Classes

Young children are encouraged to get involved in the opportunities each Sunday to begin discovering their self-identity, their connection with others, and the wondrous world around them.  Classes provide young children with an introduction to their religious community and the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. Classes include age-appropriate stories and activities, as well as time for free play and connection with other UU children and adults.  
 

Beginning September 10, 2017, classes meet each Sunday during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Classes are led by teams of adult and youth volunteers and features a weekly story and age-appropriate activities related to the week’s topic.   The current class schedule for young children includes:

  • During the 9:30 service, preschool-age children who are 3 (by August 1, 2017) and older gather for stories and activities from the UU curricula Chalice Children.
  • During the 11:00 service, children who are 4 (by August 1, 2017) and older gather with kindergarten and 1st grade children for activities from the UU curricula Wonderful Welcome.
 
What are Eliot's preschool children learning about?  Here is a sampling:
 
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  • Developing a positive self-image
  • Cooperative skills (sharing, listening, taking turns, etc.)
  • Nature and their connection to other living things
  • The church as a place of acceptance and friendship
  • An introduction to UU beliefs and values
  • Holidays and celebrations
 
 
 
Families are invited to become involved in the program. For more information, or to register for classes, please contact Christie Lee via email or at 314-821-0911, extension 205.
 

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