Religious Education Notes

Making Connections There are so many opportunities for religious growth and learning as well as deepening connections for all ages at church this fall. In RE classes our K-7th graders have learned about Adam and Eve, Noah, and Joseph. While we continue to explore Bible stories from a UU perspective, November brings opportunities to learn […]

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Religious Education Notes

October RE Update Our religious education program is kicking off with great enthusiasm and participation! It feels good to be gathered back together in sacred community. Our RE classes are going great with many interested and engaged children and youth.  While many UU adults carry wounds and baggage around Christianity, our kids are often eager […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Class

Where: People’s Church, Room 9 (in back of church) When: Thursdays: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s how we respond to the circumstances of our lives that determines the nature of our lives. Responding skillfully to unfavorable situations with curiosity and compassion can increase […]

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Kindergarten-7th Grade Sleepover Nov. 2-3

All Kindergarten through 7th graders are invited to join us at church for a sleepover from 6 pm Friday Nov. 2 through 9 am Saturday, Nov. 3. This is a great opportunity for children to deepen their friendships with peers at church and to make People’s Church feel like their religious home. It’s an […]

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It’s time to register children and youth for Religious Education program

Religious education classes start this Sunday, September 16! We are very excited to see People’s children and youth again, and to start our new Jewish and Christian Heritage curriculum. Every year we ask all parents – both new to People’s Church and returning – to register their children and youth for our program. This […]

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Religious Education Notes

September Musings As summer winds down and the season heads toward fall, school is beginning and RE at church is beginning our new year. We are excited to gather together again for religious growth and learning for all ages in our church community. The Religious Education committee has had their annual retreat and is excited […]

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Religious Education Notes

This year all the children and youth from kindergarten through high school will be exploring the Jewish and Christian scriptures from a Unitarian Universalist perspective in our religious education classes. What this means is that rather than examining the bible as a literal truth, we recognize that the bible contains the stories of a people […]

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Religious Education Notes

Our Jewish and Christian Heritage This past year our religious education classes explored World Religions. They learned about the basic beliefs, rituals and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Paganism, Taoism, Judaism and Christianity. Our 11th & 12th graders enjoyed field trips to various houses of worship to experience these faiths first hand. (See bulletin board […]

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Summer Religious Education

Our summer RE programming, led by Mary Kate Webster and Cary Betz Williams, is off to a great start. We are using various storybooks to help children learn about kindness and empathy for themselves and each other. The titles include We’re All Wonders, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and I’m Gonna Like Me. Through […]

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Religious Education Notes

Youth Bridging Service – June 3 The high school youth will plan and lead this service where we will bridge our 8th graders up into Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) and we will bridge our Seniors out. I have mixed emotions about the youth bridging out of YRUU. Of course I am extremely happy for […]

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