Curiosity Garden

7-9 Year Olds – We have power; Our choices matter
9-11 Year Olds – Living the complexity of being human
15-19 Year Olds– Spreading your wings, emerging into the wider world

These classes grow their understanding of themselves and their faith as they investigate, create and communicate together with friends each Sunday. Using curricula designed with our kids in mind we learn about the seven principles and how we can use them in our everyday lives. The classes also participate in a social justice project of their own design to help them see how each person can make a difference, especially when we work together.
A new component of Sunday School is Children’s Chapel by and for the kids. Each class will lead a worship service for the other classes once in the year, and participate in a social justice project see the calendar for more details about when.

 

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.