Here’s what’s happening in our Religious Exploration (RE) program this fall 2017:

Our Director of Religious Exploration, Kate Huband, is away this September through December 2017. She will be back in her role at UFP on January 4th, 2018. In her absence, we are pleased to announce that Ruth Strunz and Leah Andrews have been hired as Religious Exploration Co-Leaders. They begin the week of August 28th. They can both be reached at Kate’s UFP gmail: rec.peterborough@gmail.com

Sunday mornings: 1o-11:30am

September 2017-end of June 2018.

Religious Exploration (6-14 years old): Sunday mornings children aged 6 and up join our Religious Exploration (RE) facilitators in experiential activities that explore our UU principles:

  • Each and every person is important.
  • All people should be treated fairly.
  • In our Fellowship, we accept one another and learn together.
  • Each person is free to search for what is true and right.
  • Everyone deserves the right to speak out and vote on things that matter to them.
  • We work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
  • We care for our planet Earth and every living thing that shares it with us.

Playroom (0-5 years old): The Playroom is staffed on Sundays from 9:45 to 11:15 am. It is staffed by trained youth from the UFP community, many of whom are members of our Senior Youth Group.   Children are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary during the service – please do whatever works best for your family!

Multi-generational Services: Six times a year adults and children worship together.

Sunday October 1st, 2017

Exploring the elements of Courage through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). The Playroom is open for children ages 0-5.

Sunday October 8th, 2017

Developing gratitude for the experience of Courage through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.

Sunday October 15th, 2017

Deepening our understanding of Courage, through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.

Sunday October 22nd, 2017

Building on our understanding of Courage through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.

Sunday October 29th, 2017

Multi-generational Service – our RE Program this week will happen within the service! The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.

Thursday evenings

Senior Youth Group (Gr. 9–12): September 2017-end of June 2018

The Senior Youth group meets weekly, September – end of June, on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in our downstairs youth room, starting on September 7th, 2017. If you have any questions about the Senior Youth group, please contact our RE Co-Leaders Ruth and Leah at rec.peterborough@gmail.com, (705) 741-0968, or one of our volunteer youth advisors: Kim Thomas (705-743-7046) and Carol Andrews  candrews@nexicom.net and Aurrora DeMonte aurroraborealis@yahoo.com 

Throughout the year UFP Senior Youth have opportunities to travel to weekend Youth Conferences at UU congregations in cities such as Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal – and to OWL (Our Whole Lives) weekend workshops (a CUC sexuality education program).

Help in the Religious Exploration Program

There are many ways you can support the religious exploration program. We are seeking seniors, adults, young adults and Senior Youth to help make this an extraordinary program for our treasured children and youth. The time commitment varies — it could be as little as once a year or as often as once a month, and depends on the role you are interested in filling.

Please contact Leah or Ruth  (705) 741-0968 if you are interested or would like to find out more!