Faith Formation Overview
Faith Formation Overview
Faith Formation is an intergenerational learning space for children, youth, and adults that happens 9:45 to 10:45am on Sunday mornings. This hour focuses on continued education around the 8 Unitarian Universalist Principles and connects the principles to our church’s monthly worship theme.
For children in pre-school up through 5th grade, you can expect there to be art activities, songs, and games to be included in their learning. There is also a snack available beginning at 9:45am. Parents and other adults in the church volunteer on a rotating basis to help and learn with the children. There is also nursery available for newborns to five year olds from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
For youth in sixth grade through 12th grade, we often watch a tv episode or part of a documentary and then consider how we can live out the 8 principles based on the content of the video.
We also have regular forms designed for adults in the congregation. At these forums someone from the congregation or a guest will present and lead a discussion on a topic of interest. Past forum topics have included various social justice issues, learning about different kinds of spirituality, experiences and pilgrimages to other parts of the world, and even practical wisdom from an expert in a field.
If you have questions about our programming, please If you have questions about our programming, please contact our Director of Faith Formation, Ryan Roth-Klinck, at [email protected] or call (319) 362-9827.
Want to learn a little more about us first?
Peoples church is part of a youth co-op with Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. This combined group meets together on Sunday afternoons for an experiential and exploration activity. There are four kinds of experiences that we offer:
1. A Sunday of Play – relationships and friendship happen during times of play together, so these Sundays simply focus on doing something fun together.
2. Learning Adventure – there are many fascinating people and organizations in our city, so these Sundays we will host a speaker or go to an organization to learn about what they do.
3. Spiritual Practice – part of exploration is trying new things, so on these Sundays we will tryout a spiritual practice together and reflect on our experience with it.
4. Service and Justice – to offer acts of care helps us learn how we are connected to others and our world, so on these Sundays we will do service activities or something to try and make the world just a bit better.
To learn more about the co-op and to see their scheduled gatherings, send Ryan an email at [email protected] and he will send you their weekly email.