Sunday School

Spirit Play – Ages 5-7

Come experience stories during our circle time, then move into a “work” time full of crafts and hands-on activities. This is a class that is learner-directed. The class values stories that convey meaning for our lives. Through these stories, our children learn about life, death, God, religion, and much more.

Faithful Journeys – Ages 7-9

Participants explore how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. In each session, they hear historic or contemporary examples of Unitarian Universalist faith in action and children have regular opportunities to share and affirm their own stories of faithful action.

Sing to the Power – Ages 9-11

This class affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Participants experience their own power, and understand how it can help them to be leaders.

 

Our Whole Lives ages 5 to 7 class

The first level of O.W.L. Supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies, and families. Age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education. Sessions at 9:00am beginning in September and January by pre-registration only.

 

Peace Camp 

Peace Camp is offered mornings, two weeks in the summer. One week for ages 5-8 and one for ages 8-11, usually at the end of July and in early August.

Everyday—and in so many ways—we are reminded that we live in a world of conflict. At Peace Camp children explore ideas of how to navigate a world that is challenging in terms of conflict, discrimination, and esteem. We spend the week exploring ideas of peace-making, “Within, Among, and Between.”

Over the course of the week, children will experience many peaceful practices, including developing a sense of community, engaging in creative problem-solving, practicing meditation, singing, walking in nature, and more. In these ways, our “peace kids” start to build their own paths towards peaceful living.

Suggested Donation of $50 per child, need-based waivers available upon request. You can donate through the online link or send a check to: Peace Camp, First UU Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.

 

Choir

Peace Pals

Is our children’s choir for ages 5 – 10. They sing for church services four to five times a year, participate in the Holiday and Spring concerts, and perform for special occasions. Peace Pals sings music of many styles that is appropriate for younger voices and reflects UU ideas. Peace Pals often incorporate movement and gestures, and always lots of fun, into their music. Rehearsals are Sunday Mornings from 10:25 – 10:55 am (between services) 

Rising Voices

Is our teen choir for ages approx. 11 – 16. It sings at both the 9:15 am and 11 am church services six to seven times per year. In addition, RV participates in the Holiday and Spring concerts, sings for special occasions, and often partners with Peace Pals and Spirit of Life. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm.