Religious Exploration for Youth and Children
The UUs of Casper believe our church should be a place where learning and spiritual growth are valued and prioritized. For pre-and-primary school age children, we offer a Religious Exploration program on Sunday mornings during the service, providing the opportunity for our youngest UUs to learn about Unitarian Universalism and what it means to be a UU. For our children’s version of the seven UU Principles, click here.
For the 2019-2020 year, the pre-and-primary level curriculum is “Signs of Our Faith” from Unitarian Universalist Association’s Tapestry of Faith programming. “Signs of Our Faith guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Children examine how their lives do and can exhibit these traits and values, and come to understand that their faith is a living faith whose histories and teachings are fortifications for living faithfully in a complex world.”
Signs of Our Faith Activities for Home During Social Distancing – Click on the following links:
Coming of Age Program
For our UUs ages 12-18, UU Casper recently launched its “Coming of Age” RE program. This curriculum is drawn from UUA’s Coming of Age Handbook for Congregations, which is filled with workshops, social action projects and rites of passage. Participants will explore theology, spirituality and history through discussion, drama, music, writing and art. Update: This program is currently on hold because of Covid-19 social distancing guidance. Stay tuned!
RE families recently enjoyed a Hogadon Ski Day, and a swim trip to Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis.
For more information about youth Religious Exploration program, email RE@uucasper.org.
Adult Educational Opportunities
Because we affirm each person’s ability to search for and ability to articulate what is right and true for themselves, the UU Community of Casper is dedicated to providing opportunities to explore, reflect, and learn about:
- Ethical growth and how to internalize enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, while gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth and connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth and feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
UU Casper is launching a new program to provide opportunities to explore our amazing and complex world together! Lunch With TED will be held on the last Sunday of each month at noon. Check out our events calendar at the bottom of the page for details of the next Lunch With TED.
Also, Reverend Kee also periodically leads adult RE programs using the UUA’s “Building Your Own Theology” (author: Richard Gilbert). Talk with Reverend Kee to find out more!
UU of Casper is growing, so new ideas for programs are welcome. For those who participate and volunteer to help, this is a perfect time to teach ourselves and to share the good news of Unitarian Universalism!