School-age at Museum District Campus

Spirit Play:

We provide children with an environment in which they can seek answers to their existential questions such as “Where did we come from?” and “What happens when we die?” Using a modified Montessori approach, we use lessons and stories about the monthly theme, including an opportunity to wonder and time to express their responses with the support of their teachers in a carefully planned environment.

Theme Based Exploration:

Using stories as a focal point, this class explores different kinds of self-expression in relation to the theme. Graphic arts, drama, food preparation, needle arts, music and other hands-on experiences encourage children to have fun and be involved while integrating their thoughts about the topic.

 Youth in Grades 6-8, Room 208

Middle School Youth will be using the new You the Creator curriculum, with the goal of creative empowerment; helping participants discover themselves as creators and as one with positive and universal creative forces. Their experiences are enriched with course-relevant questions from the worship themes.

Coming of Age, Room 303

For youth from 8th and 9th grade who choose to participate in this class. Participants are encouraged to explore their beliefs within the UU tradition with the assistance of teachers and mentors. This class will discuss the worship theme as part of their work.

Youth in Grades 9-12, Room 207

The high school youth will be engaging in a curriculum from the Tapestry of Faith program entitled Virtue Ethics: An Ethical Development Program for High School Youth. Participation in the church service and discussion of the monthly theme will be part of their work.

School-age at Thoreau – Stafford Campus

Elementary School

Theme Based Exploration — Using stories that illustrate the theme of the month, this multi-age class rotates throughout the month to different ways of expressing themselves in relation to the theme. Graphic arts, drama, food preparation, needle arts, music and other hands-on experiences encourage the children to have fun and be involved while integrating their thoughts about the topic.

Grades 6 – 12

Middle and high school students use a curriculum whose goal is creative empowerment; helping all participants discover themselves as creators and as one with positive and universal creative forces. They will be enriching their experiences with course-relevant questions from the church themes.

 

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Comprehensive and accurate sexuality education for youth is offered annually in conjunction with the Houston Cluster of UU Churches. These courses are part of a lifelong Unitarian Universalist program to provide a healthy and responsible understanding of our identity, behavior, and relationships with partners.

Cluster & Regional High School Group Special Events

Helps high school aged youth develop leadership skills as they socialize with their UU peers both inside our church, in our city-wide set of UU churches and with our Southern Region.