Welcome, from the Director of Religious Education!
Welcome to Religious Education at First Church!
If you are a first time visitor to First Unitarian Church and are curious about our Sunday school program, make sure to look at our prospectus for information on our curriculum. To the left, you will find a description of what your child will be learning, and doing, this coming Sunday; as well as a list of DRE created resources. Below, you will find a list of upcoming events and opportunities.
Director of Religious Education
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Water Communion, August 31 - The water Communion is a staple in UU congregations around the world. It is a symbol that the church year has begun and it is time to come into communion with one another. But, what does it mean to be truly in communion? How does this spiritual community affect us? How do we affect it? And, why does any of this matter? You'll explore these questions and many more in this multi-sensory, intergenerational, alternative worship. Come prepared to engage, move, participate and communion with one another.
Start of Church Year, September 7 - Join us for the beginning of the church year, the first day of our fall curriculum, Kindergarten Adventurers and RE's annual open house.
Chalica Book - A beginners guide to Chalica. Contains an introduction, a resource page, a brief history of Chalica, and suggestions on how to celebrate and honor each principle with actions, food, gifts, and books.
Beyond Ramps and Restrooms - Within this blog you'll find links, resources, reviews and information about today's technology - and how that technology may be used to welcome people with disabilities in our congregations and beyond.
The Accidental DRE - RE and Family Ministry ideas, musings and resources.
This Sunday, Summer, 2014
PreK - Sr. High: Spiritual Journey's Summer - All summer long, your child will be hearing from different adults in the congregation about their spiritual journey. Each story will be accompanied by a related activity - a Buddhist might lead your child in a medication; a naturalist may ask your child to plant a seed or go for a nature walk, etc. RE's goals for this summer - to create and strengthen intergenerational relationships; to showcase the diversity of spirituality within our congregations; and to demonstrate that there are many ways to be an adult UU.
Here is the schedule of Presenters...
June 22 - Church Picnic at Tower Park.
June 29 - Peter Koenig
July 6 - Joe Busby
July 13 - Faith Maynard
July 20 - Fran Turner
July 27 - Morita Marmo
August 3 - Bev Baker
August 10 - Al Gerhardstein
August 17 - Dan Schenider
August 24 - Fritz Casey Leininger (at Campout)
Meredith Plummer (at Church)
This summer is all about spiritual Journeys. All of us, from youngest to our oldest, have a spiritual journey story to tell.
What is your story?
What brought you to Unitarian Universalism? Why do you stay? How do you identify along the spiritual spectrum? What life events have shaped your beliefs?
We're all here for something and I encourage you to share your thoughts with a child this summer. And, don't be afraid to ask that child what their beliefs are as well.
From the day that we are born, to the day that we die we struggle to make sense of this world. Our principles remind us that we are in that struggle together.