Sunday Quest, our new humanist youth program, will provide our children an opportunity to learn about humanism and all of its life-affirming ideals. Modeled after the Harvard Humanist Learning Lab and other secular Sunday schools, our goal with Sunday Quest is to create a safe space for children to explore their developing worldviews, think for themselves, connect with their community, and build a strong ethical foundation.
Scheduled during our third-Sunday monthly speaker presentation at Gage Hall, Sunday Quest will be geared toward children ages 5-12 years old. We request that parents drop their children off and attend the adult SHL meeting during the children's program. If space allows, children older than 12 years old may attend as program assistants and children younger than 5 years old may attend with a parent. The program will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half.
We are pleased to offer our pilot program at zero cost to participants, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Because consistency is key to a successful program, priority will be given to those who plan to attend the entire series.
Our October meeting will be Halloween themed. Kids will learn about the history of Halloween, and how religion(s) and culture has shaped and reshaped the popular holiday so many of us love today. In addition to a fun craft activity, kids will go on a scavenger hunt of the UU cemetery, learning about religious views of death and the afterlife through the artistic symbolism on the grave stones which we will compare with humanistic views of death and the (lack of) afterlife. As always, kids will learn about a world religion and a famous freethinker.
When: Sunday, 10/20 at 4pm
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street
For Whom: Children ages 5-12 years olds