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

NEW: Job Posting RE Facilitator

The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough is seeking an individual to fill the role of Religious Exploration (RE) Facilitator to animate experiential education programming for children and youth which reflect Unitarian Universalist principles. This is a part-time position, 5 hours/week @ $15.25/hr for ten months of the year (not including July & August.) Hours are flexible but must include most Sunday mornings from 9am- noon. Begins Monday March 19, 2018, breaks for July & August, and resumes again Monday September 3, 2018.

Link here to full job descriptions: UFP Job Description RE Facilitator 2018

Please direct your expression of interest with resume to Kate Huband, Director of Religious Exploration:

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.

March’s theme is BALANCE

Sunday March 4th: Using outdoor education and art activities, Kate Huband and Graham Petty guide the children and youth through an exploration of  March’s theme, Balance. The playroom is staffed and running.
OWL Parent Orientation: 1-2:30pm

Sunday March 11th: Kate Huband and Star Davies introduce the children and youth to various art activities that explore this month’s theme, Balance. The playroom is staffed and running.

Sunday March 18th: Due to March break, there will be no RE program or playroom staffed this Sunday. Children and youth stay with parent(s)/guardian(s) in sanctuary for service. There will be children’s activity packages for them in the sanctuary. This is not a multi-generational designed service in that the service is not specifically geared to children

Sunday March 25th: Kate Huband and Michelle McComb use art and drama to explore this month’s them, Balance. The playroom is staffed and running.

Thursday evenings 7:30pm

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. No Youth Group Thursday March 15. 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 Youth Conference now Open for Registration:

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!