The Silverthorn School is an immersive, imaginative UU curriculum that brings students into a world of magic and possibility. Like its counterpart overseas, Hogwarts, Silverthorn divides its students into one of four magical school Houses, each named for a prominent, historical Unitarian Universalist: Ballou HouseNamed for Hosea Ballou (1771 – 1852) a founding Universalist Preacher.… Read more Take the Silverthorn House Sorting Quiz!
The Rev. Lynda Sutherland of the First Parish UU Northboro is passing this information along to all Circle RE parents: PARENTING SUPPORT GROUPwith REV. DAVID EGAN &REV. LYNDA SUTHERLANDMondays, 7pm – 8pm via Zoom During this difficult time, we want to reach out to parents and offer an opportunity to share our circumstances, listen to… Read more UU Parent Support Group Now Available
It occurred to me while I was introducing my tracking workshop last week, that tracking is a perfect example of practicing mindfulness. To really learn about any sign that animals leave behind – tracks, scat, nests, cache sites, etc. – you have to take in the whole story, not just the specifics of your find.… Read more Tracking as a Mindful Practice
Your success tracking animals in the snow depends a lot on the condition of the snow. Because the weather and timing were excellent, I led a pop-up tracking workshop this past Tuesday, Feb. 1st at First Parish Northboro. The snow conditions were good: dry but not powdery, little to no melting, and enough ‘tracking nights’… Read more Tracking Workshop Recap
We have developed the following policies for the Circle RE program to help reduce the spread of Covid and keep our participants as safe as possible: All youth eligible for vaccines/boosters must be vaccinated/boosted and able to provide documentation All youth ages 2 and up must be masked during programming All RE staff and volunteers… Read more Covid Policies
I love camp. I love the variety of programs and people, I love living outdoors, I love the silliness, I love the creativity that’s inspired, and most of all I love the camp community that a good program builds. I love that camp can become a place aside from the everyday world. A place where… Read more Camp and the Circle Community
If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone. UU Religious Educators are constantly thinking about this and how it applies to themselves, their programs, participants, and congregations. Ask 20 different UU Religious Educators and you’ll get 20 different answers, however. Here’s why: A Non-Dogmatic Religion UUs have a wide variety of beliefs and practices due… Read more What is Unitarian Universalist Religious Education?
This regional collaboration came about from several like-minded, neighboring UU congregations whose youth programs were small enough to necessitate a one-room-schoolhouse model of education when they met independently. When the congregations come together, however, it results in a larger, more vibrant program that much better meets the needs of all youth. Now, instead of having… Read more Why Collaborative RE