SUMMER RE NEWS

 

RE NEWS

Congratulations to our Religious Education children and youth for completing a joy-filled year of learning! Thank you to the teaching teams, advisors, assistants, subs, and supportive members of this congregation for making it happen. We are in a place of growth and vision, and I look forward to sharing another year with you!

During the summer months, children are welcome to attend services with their families.  Please bring a book or quiet activity.  We also provide childcare and some special arts and crafts activities for younger children in the nursery and adjoining classroom. RE classes will resume in September, and I will be sending out registration forms to all our parents this summer. 

I’m excited to see the names of both new and returning volunteers on the sign-up sheets for 2017-18 Religious Education classes!  More subs, assistants, and teachers are needed, so let me know if you’d like to get involved.  RE Teacher Orientation will be held on Sunday, August 20th from 12-1, so please save the date.

 What’s next for 2017-18?

  • Nursery- infant to 4 yrs.  - Our childcare providers create a warm environment for younger children and babies to play.
  • Pre-K to K - Spirit Play - a Montessori-style spiritual exploration of the big life questions. Spirit play materials and teachers will be available to children as needed.
  • 1st - 5th grade - Harry Potter and UU 10 - A social justice faith in action curriculum based on the books by J.K. Rowling.  Harry and UU
  • 6th- 10th grade - Harry Potter and UU 102- This class follows the same curriculum as the 101 class, but takes a deeper look at the complexities and causes of social issues.
  • 7th- 12th grade- Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a highly acclaimed lifespan sexuality education program and essential part of UU congregations. OWL for grades 7-9 will take place once a month on Sunday afternoons throughout the year. OWL for grades 10-12 will happen concurrently in the winter months only. Both classes are open to UU and non-UU youth.
  • 8th - 12th grade -  Youth Ministry  - Our youth will meet with advisors in early September to vision for the year ahead. Worship, community building, social justice, and activities with other congregations are all part of our time together!

I will be on site organizing and planning throughout the summer, with a few Sundays away in June, July, and August. Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful summer!

Terri Pahucki
dre@uurocklandny.org

Terri Pahucki
Director of Religious Education

dre@uurocklandny.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Pahucki

dre@uurocklandny.org

845-344-7336