Children's Religious Exploration
At Pocatello UU Fellowship, religious exploration for children and youth consists of curricula that aim to expose our children to multiple traditions. We encourage them to raise and discuss big questions, while respecting and being exposed to different ideas. Children in Preschool through 6th grade meet during our Sunday service. Older children may wish to participate as helpers. Childcare for younger children is usually available during services.
In Religious Education, we want to help you add knowledge to your children's lives and to your life. We want to help you give your children a grounding in religion from many perspectives.
Children in grades K through 3rd grade are welcome to join the Children's Religious Exploration (CRE) class offered during services (minimum age of 4 years). As always, 2-3 year olds can be cared for in the nursery. The PUUF board recommend that older children stay with their parents during the service. Older children are welcome to attend the class, of course, but may find the curriculum and activities better suited for younger children. Ideally, we could offer age appropriate children's RE to multiple groups of kids, but right now we don't have the resources to do so.
Lifelong Intellectual and Spiritual Development
As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the lifelong search for truth and meaning. We have a number of opportunities for adults to gather in small groups or educational class settings to continue learning, sharing and enriching each others lives.
We seek to understand other religions and to celebrate the ideas brought to the world by other cultures and religious practices. We encourage tolerance for ideas and people that are different from our own experience. We want to provide opportunities for personal theology and allow for individual growth and diversity.
We want to explore our social responsibilities and increase consciousness in our community. Together, we can make a difference in this world!