Building Bridges – Offered to 6th graders on Saturdays at 4:30 pm and Sundays at 9 am.
Building Bridges is a world religions program that deepens youth’s understanding of the diverse world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search. During the year they will explore the beliefs and rituals that are the pillars of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and more. We welcome people from other faiths to share their beliefs with us, and we visit numerous places of worship outside of FUS. Some flexibility in scheduling is required to accommodate these visits.
Compass Points – Offered to 7th graders on Saturdays at 4:30 pm and Sundays at 9 am, and to 6th and 7th grade youth on Sundays at 11 am.
Compass Points is a UU curriculum that leads middle schoolers on a journey of thought and spirit. Each direction points to a leg of the journey that is life, helping us to engage our spiritual and questioning selves in ways that deepen our appreciation for our own gifts, for others, and for our rich and dynamic UU history. Each week participants “take a stand” on an ethical or philosophical issue, delve into that issue more deeply, and then re-visit their “stand.” Included in our topics are concepts of religious authority, dying and living, religious freedom, our UU ancestors, and how we “walk the talk.”