We offer nursery care and classes for children and youth during our Sunday worship services.
UCC Simi is committed to progressive religious education and Sunday School is a chance talk about things that aren’t discussed in school while affirming teachings from home. My hope is to have children build lifelong spiritual joy.
I love to teach. More importantly, I love having a trusting, nurturing classroom where the kids teach me. A typical class may include anything from prayer, songs and music, games, lessons, time outside, sharing time, meditation, crafts, speaking, plays, to scriptures and bible stories. Our classroom is a place to encourage faith (and doubt) with lessons that are heart-centered and experiential, engaging feelings and bodies and minds. It’s also a place for me to help kids discover their own superpowers and gifts.
Our theme this year is Asking for Forgiveness. Just imagine a world where everyone knew how to take responsibility for their wrong doings, to ask for forgiveness, and to build relationships?
Contact the church office for more information or to speak with me. We’d love to have you and your kids visit!
Who knows what exciting lessons will happen? I’ll never forget my own Sunday School teacher, Mr. Johnson, giving us roses from his garden wrapped in wet paper towel and foil. I want to create these happy memories for our kids, too.
Our youth engage in an interactive class during our weekly service in the “Youth House” located behind the main church building. Young people are given the chance to “check in” and share about whatever is on their minds (i.e. a joy, a concern). Lessons are structured to allow for times of teaching and discussion.
In addition to weekly classes, the teens are given the opportunity to participate as liturgists once a month in the worship service and star in our yearly Christmas pageant. A favorite activity is the “All Night Movie Marathon” where they are given a chance to watch seasonal movies, play games and connect with their peers. You will often find young people enjoying our monthly Family Game Night and Campfire Conversation that takes place the first Saturday of every month. For upcoming events, please check out our calendar page.