Here’s what’s happening in our Religious Exploration (RE) Program January-June 2018:

Sunday mornings 10-11:30am

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

Children & Youth (ages 6-14): join our Religious Exploration (RE) facilitators in experiential activities that explore our UU principles

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

JUNE

Sunday June 17: A Multigenerational Service: an interactive and creative service for all ages. It’s our last inside morning service before summer! It’s our tradition to collect our gratitude and shower it on one another, to notice the countless and varied ways that each of us contributes to the loving and creative evolution of this community. Come with your heart wide open to both give and receive in the spirit of rejoicing!
Notes: This service will be held in the lower hall.

Sunday June 24: Our annual outdoor service & RE games & potluck brunch will be held at 11am on Sunday, June 24th at the Heritage Pavilion at the Museum on Armour Hill. Please bring plates, cutlery, drinks for you and yours, potluck offering for lunch, lawn chairs and any outdoor games your children may want to play.

Thursday evenings 7:30 pm

Senior Youth Group (youth grades 9–12): The Senior Youth group meets weekly, September – end of June, on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in our downstairs youth room. The group follows school schedule and does not meet on Thursdays during Winter and March breaks and during exam weeks.

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 sexuality education, OWL (Our Whole Lives)weekend workshops.

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 week, and depends on the role you are interested in filling.

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