|The Intermediate Cluster|
Fifth & Sixth Grades
The Intermediate Cluster follows a two year course of study focusing on Unitarian Universalism. The first year’s curriculum is entitled “The Questing Year,” the second year’s curriculum is “Riddle and Mystery.” Both curricula invite the learner to “go deeper” in his or her exploration of faith by developing his or her understanding of the foundations of Unitarian Universalism and the people who have shaped it, encourage working for social justice, and guide the participant in self discovery through meaningful but fun and age appropriate activities. Intermediate Cluster classes are led by a professional teacher, Matthew Gioia, with assistance by Special Needs Aide, Jaron Shevy.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Designed specifically for 4th-6th graders, OWL is an excellent, comprehensive human sexuality curriculum that helps participants gain the knowledge, values, and skills to lead sexually healthy, responsible lives. It is offered every other year for 8 weeks on Sunday evenings (next class will be in the fall of 2013).
Intermediate Cluster Youth Group
The Intermediate Cluster Youth Group focuses on community building activities, often off-site on Saturdays. Each monthly session is led by parents of the group, with support from the RG&L Committee and the DRE. Recent events have included bowling, indoor rock climbing, an in-church sleepover, a trip to George’s Island in Boston Harbor, and baking for a bake sale to grow a scholarship fund to offset costs for future trips.