Spirit Play helps children, from pre-school to 3rd grade, find meaning for their lives in the context of Unitarian Universalism in addition to finding their own religious language for wondering about bigger ideas. Using many Montessori methods, Spirit Play presents the central stories of our faith and church using simple, beautiful materials. Subjects include the Flaming Chalice, UU history, Judeo-Christian stories, beginnings and endings such as the Universe story and the mystery that some people call God.
The children are invited to wonder about questions such as: Where do we come from? What is our purpose? How do we choose to live our lives? And what are our gifts and how do we use them?
This year the stories will be centered on World Religions and will include stories that will broaden the students’ awareness of the existence of other religions, as well as learn about them.
Spirit Play students start out in the service with their parents and then gather to leave for their classroom immediately following the “Story For All Ages” portion of the church service.