Religious Education Notes

World Religions Our K-6th and 11-12th grade classes are exploring a variety of world religious traditions this year. As Unitarian Universalists, you may wonder why we study world religions. Our goals in learning about World Religions in our religious education classes include: To provide a window into the living process of religions To approach this […]

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Religious Education Notes

Sunday Morning Expectations WOW! What a phenomenal start to the new church year.  We have 38 religious education leaders trained and working wonderfully with our children and youth already.  Our classes have kicked off with much excitement and enthusiasm. Our religious education classes are in session from the time the children “Go Now in Peace” […]

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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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