SUMMER 2018 RE NEWS

 

The 2017-18 Religious Education year has come to an end. And what a year!  The RE children did not want to see it go and even started a petition to keep our Harry Potter curriculum. (We are listening and will continue to weave magic into RE classes…)

We had a joyful RE Sunday and Bridging Ceremony in June. Thank you to the RE parents and teachers for your thoughtful and generous gift to me of flowers and a gift card to purchase a minister’s stole in the near future! I am grateful for all your support with Religious Education throughout this past year. Thank you to the teachers and volunteers who make RE possible.  Special recognition goes to Tracey Hancock, who we are sad to see leave us as RE Committee Chair. Tracey has been the creative spark behind so many of our children’s performances and projects, as well as the detail-holder and coordinator for many activities. As Tracey makes plans to relocate upstate, we wish her all the best.

Religious Education classes do not meet during the summer, but children are always welcome at services. We will also have childcare in the nursery with Danielle and Kyle.  Kyle returns to school at the end of July, so we will have an opening for a childcare provider to start in August.  If you know of anyone 18+ who might be interested in this paid position, please have them contact me directly.

What’s next for 2017-18?

●     Infant to Pre-K - Childcare is provided every Sunday. We also invite our preschoolers and their caregivers to join us for children’s worship and intergenerational services.

 

●       Grades K-5 - We will be using Timeless Themes, an interactive curriculum based on the Hebrew and Christian Bible Stories.

●       Grades 6-12 - On most Sundays, RE classes will use D’Oh God- a theology curriculum based on the TV series the Simpsons. On the first Sunday of the month, Coming of Age youth in grades 8-11 will meet with me and their mentors, while those in grades 6-7 will join the Timeless Themes class.

 

We are still looking for teachers and assistants for the fall, so please let me know if you are able to help. I will be on-site organizing and planning throughout the summer, with a few Sundays away in June, July, and August.  Have a great summer!

In faith,

Terri

Director of Religious Education

Terri Pahucki

dre@uurocklandny.org

845-344-7336