Religious Education

Beginners1
Our cooperative church school offers religious education programming children from age three through high school seniors that is held at the same time as the church service. Our program and curriculum is grounded in and guided by the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources. A nursery is provided for children less than three years of age.


Goals of our program include:
  • Teach Unitarian Universalist History and principles, past and present.
  • Encourage the development of a Unitarian Universalist identity.
  • Develop an understanding of world religions, including Christian and Jewish traditions.
  • Promote good works and community involvement.
  • Promote respect for the natural world and the dignity of all life.
  • Teach respect for self and others.
  • Instill a sense of the importance of continual questioning and the art of listening.
  • Provide meaningful worship experiences.
  • Make the RE experience more FUN and memorable for the students and teachers
  • Cherish the intergenerational activities and build more community between children and adults.
  • Implement the practices and procedures of our Safe Child Policy at First Parish
Parental and Church Involvement
The RE Program is a cooperative venture between the church and the home. Parents, members, and friends of the First Parish community are needed to give emotional and physical support by:
  • Recognizing that religious education comes primarily from the home.
  • Becoming familiar with your child’s curriculum and teachers.
  • Showing interest in weekly discoveries and accomplishments.
  • Bringing children to class regularly and on time.
  • Sharing your time and talent with RE program.

2011-2012 RE Registration Form

 

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824

978-256-5133