Because the building is closed at this time, we will not be implementing regularly held religious education classes this fall. We acknowledge that families are in an incredibly challenging time with uncertainty around schooling and issues with childcare in addition to the existing stress caused by the pandemic. Our priority at this time is to offer families support, sustenance, renewal and connection in the ways we are able. Members of the Religious Education Committee and Christine Bulman, Interim Director of Religious Education are available to answer questions and help you determine what types of engagement with church will be most meaningful to you at this time.
In the meantime here is a glimpse of what’s to come:
This fall our 10am family worship service will serve as the core religious education message each week (except when services are intergenerational, see the worship schedule). These thirty minute services geared toward families with children are based on monthly themes generated by Soul Matters, themed ministry shared by UU’s across the country. In this highly interactive, 30-minute family worship, everyone is invited to actively participate. Not only is this an opportunity for children to interact directly with the Minister and the Director of Religious Education along their faith development journey, but also it supports parents and children in talking with one another about Unitarian Universalist values.
One Sunday per month will be Religious Education Sundays during which different age groups will meet via Zoom on Sunday afternoons to explore topics related to the monthly theme. This fall we we be having a series of conversations with children about anti-racism. Stay tuned on our announcements page for details.
The Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education program will be on hiatus for the 2020-2021 church year; however we plan to offer a small group ministry program Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators for parents of 7-9th graders. To find out more, contact the Director of Religious Education. For more information about OWL click here.