The Glacier Unitarian Universalist Fellowship provides an engaging and age-appropriate Religious Education program which includes Sunday classes, family and community events, opportunities for spiritual growth and ongoing religious exploration for children. As a small congregation, we provide classes for the children enrolled and have the capacity to expand our program as our enrollment changes.
Our Sunday classes for children utilize curricula based on the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism. Our goal is to provide children with a strong UU identity and the tools to explore, reflect and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our programs strive to inspire ethical, social and spiritual growth.
The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism
As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, our Seven Principles guide and describe the way that we move through the world.
- 1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.
- 2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
- 3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
- 4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
- 5th Principle: We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
- 6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
- 7th Principle: We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
The Six Sources
Ours is a living tradition, which draws from a variety of sources for wisdom and spirituality: We affirm and promote these Six Sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
We have a strong group of volunteer members and parents who lead Religious Education classes. We are always interested in finding new volunteers with their varied gifts. Teaching can be a fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s religious education programs are typically held on Sunday mornings after the “story for all ages” in the adult service. We invite you to look through the following pages and contact us at contact us at info@guuf with any questions or requests for further information.