Kids Dig In!
Kids Dig In! is an experiential program for elementary-aged children. The program takes place Sunday mornings. Families worship together for about 15 minutes, then the children and program leaders continue on to their program.
Kids Dig In! is grounded in our 7 Unitarian Universalist principles with hands-on activities learning about permaculture and environmental sustainability. Mindfulness meditation, story, art, and music are blended into our lessons. Our goal is to help children express their awe at the beauty of our universe as they explore their beliefs and are guided to live by the UU principles.
Nursery Care at Throop
See How They Grow
The Throop UU Nursery is not your typical church nursery.
Our care for young infants and toddlers, 0-2, is intentional, safe, and child-centered. With deep regard for this stage in life, we gather to See How They Grow. Our heart's desire is to see the infants experience the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles throughout infancy, through respectful care.
Weekly, the infants engage in play and discover relationship with one another, while exploring the environment in the comfort and safety of the community.
We seek to meet the various needs of our community of young families: whether you wish to stay with your child or would like the opportunity to participate in worship while your child plays, all families are welcome. We ask that families be ready to yield to the sensitive separation needs of their infant.
Athaliah Talbot, our Nursery Coordinator, is in the Nursery each week to welcome and receive families. Families rotate in assisting in the nursery.
The Nursery is located on the second floor, across the hall from the Sophia Room.
New and guest families, please complete a registration form located on the clipboard in the nursery.
The Nursery is a shoe-free zone. We suggest that you dress your infant in comfortable clothing for free and uninhibited play.
"It Matters What We Believe" by Sophia Lyon Fahs
Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness, and the feeling of being especially privileged.
Other beliefs are expansive and lead the way into wider and deeper sympathies.
Some beliefs are like shadows, clouding children's days and fears of unknown calamities.
Other beliefs are like sunshine, blessing children with the warmth of happiness.
Some beliefs are divisive, separating saved from unsaved, friends from enemies.
Other beliefs are bonds in a world community, where sincere differences beautify the pattern.
Some beliefs are like blinders, shutting off the power to choose one's own direction.
Other beliefs are like gateways opening wide vistas for exploration.
Some beliefs weaken a person's selfhood. They blight the growth of resourcefulness.
Other beliefs nurture self-confidence and enrich the feeling of personal worth.
Some beliefs are rigid, like the body of death, impotent in a changing world.
Other beliefs are pliable, like the young sapling, ever growing with the upward thrust of life.