Children’s Religious Classes
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.
Summer vacation is observed during July and August. The notes below echo the 2018-2019 classes:
News from the RE Chalkboard
As we are getting closer to the end of the school year, I’m sending this “Extra News” report to all parents and teachers to update you on changes and exciting end of the year events.
Based upon parent feedback and staffing changes, we will not be finishing the 7 Habits program. The teachers have prepared lessons to round out the end of the year. The teens will meet this upcoming Sunday and continue to meet first and third Sundays for March, April and May.
Teens and Elementary Age Programs
Earth Day Service
Earth Day Multigenerational Service will be held on April 28. There will be 3 RE classes devoted to the preparation: March 31, April 7, and April 14. I ask that all children (elementary and teen), who wish to be part of this service, attend these three combined classes.
EARS: Erie Area Rabbit and Rescue Society
Service learning project
We are now collecting paper towels, 30 gallon black garbage bags, and newspapers for the rabbit shelter. We will also have a fundraiser in the month of March. Any child (or adult) that raises $25 cash for the shelter will receive a free T-shirt. See the attached form for a preview.
Save the Date:
May 19 Teacher Appreciation Day and End of the Year Talent/Variety Show
May 19, 2019 is the end of the school year. We will celebrate the hard work of all the teachers with refreshments during coffee hour. After lunches are packed for the Upper Room (don’t forget, all hands on deck for packing lunches), we will have an RE end of the year Pizza Party, Dress Rehearsal, and Talent Show. I am still taking sign-ups for the talent show (Deadline April 1, 2019). Those who are directly participating in the talent show, please stay for food and rehearsal, If you want to attend the show, return to the UUCE before 2pm.
Susan Galle-Boyko, DRE
NOTES FROM THE RE CHALKBOARD
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the school year. Seems like we just started last week 🙂
The elementary age group is starting their campaign for our local rabbit shelter. In the month of February we are collecting 30 gallon garbage bags. For the month of March we are collecting paper towels. For the month of April we are collecting newspapers. Please leave your donations in the RE classroom on the countertop. The children are also interested in collecting monetary donations as well, like we did last year with a new T-shirt design as a reward. Each child that donates $25 towards the shelter will receive a free T-shirt, design to be announced soon. And, yes, any congregant can participate in all of these donation programs including the T-shirt campaign.
For our end-of-the-year party, Brian Heyd, John Galle-Boyko, and I will host an all ages talent show. On May 19, we will have our teacher appreciation Sunday along with the flower communion service. That afternoon we will present the all ages talent show. Similar to talent shows of the past, all congregants and friends are encouraged to participate and show off their talents. Even if you’re not participating in the talent show, please stay to see the wonderful talents we have within our community. I will have a sign up sheet in the RE classroom and participants need to sign up by April 1., with more details to come.