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.
During this month's program, children will explore social rules and how we use them to interact with each other to make our community a better place. Kids will compare rules from religious traditions as well as come up with what they think are ideal rules for society. Additionally, we will give the kids an opportunity to put their ethics in action by introducing a community service opportunity. November 16-24 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, so we will use that as a starting point to collect items for care packages for the homeless. We will collect items throughout the year and distribute at a later date.
We are pleased to offer our pilot program at zero cost to participants, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
When: Sunday, 9/15 at 4pm
Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street
For Whom: Children ages 5-12 years old