This fall, Grades 6 through 8 will begin work on the Riddle and Mystery curriculum. The purpose of Riddle and Mystery is to assist the children in their own search for understanding. Each of the 16 sessions introduces and processes a Big Question. The first three echo Paul Gaugin’s famous triptych: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The next ten, including does God exist? and What happens when you die?, could be found on almost anyone’s list of basic life inquiries. The final three are increasingly Unitarian Universalist: Can we ever solve life’s mystery? How can I know what to believe? What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?
Our special multi-age program this year will be Jedi Academy held in the spring for all ages. Lessons are based on the five training categories of Skill, Senses, Courage, Insight and Spirit. The focus is on a development of mindfulness, peace and justice.