At Wash Park, we welcome children as co-pilgrims.
From intergenerational services to children’s gathering time, our curriculum for spiritual formation helps prepare our youth for engaging life in community. We help them, as they help us, create and nurture resources and spaces for meaning-making in their lives and in the world, and for exploring their own contribution for the care and healing of all of creation.
In 2016 we were recognized nationally within the UCC for our intergenerational practices.
From the very youngest to children at heart
Childcare is available for children under 5 in the nursery room. After the children’s story, our childcare provider will be happy to guide you to the room.
As for the children’s story….it’s often led by one of our young members.
For our older children, the curriculum focuses on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality.
Progressive teachings, honoring multiple traditions
Our curriculum has stories and affirmations written to help children clarify their own personal beliefs while staying open to the wisdom of other traditions and cultures, including:
Search for Understanding
Asking questions. The Bible. The parables of Jesus.
Peace and Justice
Mohandas Gandhi and Thich Nhat Hanh (justice and peace, non-violent activists). Mildred Norman Ryder (peace pilgrim). Wangari Maathai (tree Mother of Africa).
Integrity of the Earth
Enjoying the planet. Respecting the natural world. Rhythms and balances. Caring for Mother Earth. The Universe.
Learning/exploration/discovery. Open to change. Creativity. Selfless love. Personal power. Developing an inner life.