Offered at 9:15 a.m. for 1-2nd Graders and 11:15 a.m. for 1-3rd Graders
Spirit Play is a Montessori-based program designed specifically for Unitarian Universalists. The program encourages students to explore creatively, think independently, and develop a sense of ritual and sacred space.
Spirit Play is less a class and more a way of learning and experiencing spirituality. Not only is the lesson meaningful, but also every aspect of the class is imbued with sacred significance. Spirit Play II, our program for early elementary students, is the second of three Spirit Play programs.
This year, it will focus on our Unitarian Universalist Sources, Direct Experience of that Transcendent Mystery and Wonder, Words and Deeds of Prophetic Men and Women, Wisdom from the World’s Religious Traditions, Jewish and Christian Teachings, Science and Humanism, and Earth Centered Teachings.
On a normal Sunday, Spirit Play II youngsters begin their morning in the Worship Service with the rest of the congregation. Students will hear the Opening Words, a song or two, the Story for All Ages and then leave for class during the Recessional Hymn.
Because Spirit Play is such a unique program, we provide a brief Family’s Guide to Spirit Play (pdf) to help families understand how the program works and the reasoning behind it.