Sunday Morning Classes
Sunday Morning Religious Classes are designed to help the children develop the confidence to:
- Observe, analyze, and discover truth without relying on the opinions of others.
- Form healthy and safe relationships.
- Favor love, curiosity, reverence, and empathy.
- Express their own voice with confidence.
- Add value to every encounter and every group of which they are a part.
NOTES FROM THE RE CHALKBOARD
Welcome Fall! And welcome to the new 2017-18 school year. We are off to a fabulous start overall.
Parents have received their welcome letter, and registration forms were due in September. If your child’s registration form is not completed, you will need to complete it BEFORE they come to their next class. Yes, I have extra. Please arrive early so you can fill out the form and enter the service without interruption.
The only concern that continues at this time is that we don’t have enough volunteers for the
nursery. So the plan is that once per month, I will send out a plea for the dates that need filled. If they are not filled by that Sunday, I will make an announcement before service starts. If no one is able nor willing to be in the nursery, then the nursery will be closed for that Sunday Service and the 6 week-4 year old age group will be invited to sit through the service with their families. So, new volunteers are also welcome to see me and I will assist you in getting paperwork completed. Please note that it could take a week or two to get all your paperwork done before I can put you on a shift.
RE will continue to support service learning (as outlined in the parent letter). You will see middle school and teens aged students participating in coffee hour, pancake breakfast, teacher aides, junior ushers, and Memorial Garden cleanup (as applicable).
The elementary program will support fundraising for the Erie Area Rabbit and Rescue Society (EARS). EVERYONE in the congregation is encouraged to support this program by bringing in paper towel, newspaper, and monetary donations for the shelter. They currently house 130+ rabbits available for adoption, and if the average bunny eats 2 cups of salad greens, 1/2 cup pellets, and hay, well you can IMAGINE their food and vet bills!
Here’s to another fabulous year in the UUCE Religious Education Program!
~Susan Galle-Boyko, DRE