Religious Education: Growing Your Spirit
Religious education for children and youth is a time for wonder and community. We value all people, so we listen to each other and offer support. We value many religious expressions, so we learn the stories and celebrations of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and others. We value the earth, so we work in our garden. We value justice, so we get involved in sharing food with those in need. With mentors we learn yoga, plant trees, build birdhouses and talk about our beliefs and our hopes.
Children do projects, talk and tell stories together. Infants and toddlers are cared for in the nursery by nurturing paid staff. Dress is casual and visitors are always welcome.
Teens (Grades 7-12) meet for Religious Education after the service at noon for about an hour each week. They also have monthly movie nights and other events scheduled throughout the year.
We're always looking for interested parents and other members who are interested in sharing their interests and talents with our children's program as a special event or on a continuing basis as a teacher. If you are interested, please join us at our next RE committee meeting. Meetings held monthly on Sundays at noon, check the calendar to find dates.
Youth Religious Education Chair - Jennifer Thielen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Youth Religious Education - Kimberly Thornton Scholl (email@example.com)
Summer 2011 Youth Religious Education at UUCG:
UU Hogwarts Academy
Yes, at the request of UUCG's children, Hogwarts Academy has returned for Summer 2011! Come enjoy magical lessons that engage the imagination and embrace the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism!
Children may feel free to wear their own magical attire, and the Weasley family has kindly donated a few robes that may be borrowed on a weekly basis.
For our youngest witches and wizards (generally birth through age 4), nursery will continue throughout the summer.
Questions? Please contact Kimberly Thornton Scholl, Director of Religious Education for Youth, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (252) 355-6658.
Adult Religious Education happens most Weds evenings (Sept–Nov, Jan-Apr). Usually led by our minister, topics have
included: Unitarian Universalist History, Becoming a Welcoming Congregation, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, What Does the Bible Really Say and many others. Childcare
is available upon request. See The Beacon (newsletter) for upcoming opportunities.