Our Workshops are ideologically linked to the seven Unitarian Universalist principles.
1st principle :
“The inherent worth and dignity of every person.”
“Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”
“Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.”
“A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
“The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”
“The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”
“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
We use art, storytelling, games, and drama to explore the stories of world religions and scientific understandings about the creation of the universe. Recently K-6 children have studied famous UUs that have helped society. The teens have studied issues related to global warming and are planning a talent show. We regularly plan charitable or social justice actions, such as raising funds for Unicef (pumpkin decoration/auction) and we are currently planning a fun event to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness through art.
In previous years we learned the stories of Icarus (Greek), Joseph (Hebrew), Kuan Yin (Chinese Buddhist), Earth Mother (Native American), and Mohammed (Muslim). We have also offered courses to enhance bible literacy and encourage kids to reflect on their beliefs, supporting them whether they are agnostics, theists, or atheists.