Religious Education Notes

Children & Youth Religious Education – We have an exciting lineup of programs for children and youth at People’s Church this coming church year. Preschool – The Rainbow Connection Our preschoolers will be using the seven UU principles to learn about justice, fairness, trust, responsibility and respect. Kindergarten – 6th grades – World Religions Hinduism, […]

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Religious Education Notes

Gratitude I’m so grateful to be returning to church feeling refreshed and renewed after my six-month sabbatical. My time was spent doing much deep grief work, resting and healing, meditating, reading and studying, lifting weights and working out, hiking in the woods, swimming, running and biking, traveling a little bit, and having precious time with […]

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Summer Religious Education Activities, Room 9

Our Summer Sunday Religious Education Program continues throughout the summer with activities for kids entering kindergarten to those entering eighth grade, 10:45 am. (Our nursery will be available for younger children.)  Led by Mary Kate Webster and Cary Betz-Williams, we are reading The Kids’ Book of Awesome Stuff, about the interdependent web of life and […]

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Movie Marathon for 8th-12 Grade Youth

The People’s church YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists – our high school youth group) have planned a movie marathon for 7 pm May 19 through 9 am May 20 in room 9 at People’s Church. It will be an end of year activity to say goodbye to graduating seniors, and to welcome next year’s […]

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Religious Education Notes

Our 2nd through 12th grade Religious Education classes are teaming with the Social Justice Coordinating Committee this month to fight the Illiteracy Horcrux. Our children and youth are using a social justice curriculum based on the Harry Potter books in which they learn about a new social justice issue each month and work on a […]

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Director of Religious Education Sabbatical: January – June 2017

Our Director of Religious Education, Diane Melvin, will be on sabbatical leave from January through June, 2017. While she is on sabbatical leave, her many roles will be filled by volunteers. Religious Education classes and activities will continue without any major changes. Why Take a Sabbatical? Sabbaticals are common  practice for professors and ministers and […]

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Religious Education Notes

DRE Sabbatical It is with enormous gratitude that I am taking a sabbatical from my work as religious education director at People’s Church from January through June. I intend for this time away from the hustle and bustle of managing our RE program to be a time for renewal for my mind, body and spirit.  […]

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Register for Annual Young Adult CON, January 13-15, 2017

The annual Kalamazoo Young Adult Con is here! This year as we gather, our focus will be on building bridges, and finding connections as we move on into unsure waters. Winter is here so let’s keep the fires going and come together. This is a con for Young Adults (18-35) happening over MLK Weekend in […]

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Harry Potter Poverty Horcrux Update

Thank you to our middle school and high school youth, who made 36 scarves for Ministry With Community! We appreciate their hard work. Fighting social justice “horcruxes” is part of the Harry Potter social justice curriculum our 2nd through 12th graders are using in their religious education classes this year. Our horcrux this month has […]

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Religious Education Notes

The Resistance In the aftermath of our presidential election, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to go on.  In the midst of overwhelming sadness and grief, somehow I need to get up everyday and continue to do the work.  And now the work for peace and justice is needed more than ever in […]

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