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.

May’s theme: Creativity

Saturday May 5th: OWL Program: 3:30-7 pm for children in grades 5 & 6. Registration is full!

Sunday May 6th:  The children and youth are invited to explore how they can be creative problem solvers. RE Facilitators: Kate & Gloria.

Sunday May 13th: The children explore how creativity and love are connected. Gloria and Kate are RE facilitators.

Sunday May 20th: Playroom is open and staffed but there will be no RE programming this Sunday. Children and youth stay in sanctuary with parents/guardians. Activity packages are provided. Children 0-5 are invited to join Playroom staff in downstairs banquet hall.

Sunday May 27th: Gloria and Kate will lead the children in hands on activities that explore creativity and play. Final OWL Session for children in grades 5 & 6 3-6:30pm

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.

CanUUdle in Hamilton May 18-21, 2018: Annual Canada wide Youth Conference.

If you have any questions about the Senior Youth group, please contact our DRE Kate Huband at  (705) 741-0968, or one of our volunteer youth advisors: Kim Thomas and Carol Andrews and Aurrora DeMonte 

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!