Pre-Kindergarten — ages 3 though 5 years

Religious Educatin Class at 10:00 am -10:50 am

Curriculum:  Love Surrounds Us using the Spirit Play method

Children are introduced to the stories of our faith in a concrete way and can wonder about them at their own level of maturity, intelligence, and creativity. It is individualized learning that takes into account multiple styles of learning and being.  Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program method to teach religious education and is based in story and ritual, play and creativity. Spirit Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives within the container of Unitarian Universalism. This unique program uses story baskets containing 3-D objects that the storyteller brings out and introduces throughout the story. Live Oak is a registered Spirit Play congregation through Rev. Dr. Nita Penfold’s Spirit Play national program.  http://www.spirit-play.com/

Children’s Chapel for ages 3 – 7 during both Worship Services.

We have a new offering for parents during our Worship Services – Children’s Chapel.  This is our Worship with “training wheels” (thanks Rev. Joanna for the term!).  Our goal is for the entire family to worship together at either one of our Worship Services.  For children who need to work up to the task of sitting in Worship with their family for the entire hour, they can choose to attend Children’s Chapel in Room 106 with Ms. Monica and Ms. Zooey.  The children will learn about the different elements of Worship.  They will create their alter each time they attend; choose readings to light the Chalice, learn songs, listen to music, hear a reading and more.  When they are ready to graduate up to All Ages Worship, they will receive a Milestone Button specially created by our own Michael Van Slyke and Amanda Ondrey.  Ms. Monica and Ms. Zooey will be waiting to share Children’s Chapel with any children age 3 – 7 years.