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): Opens Sundays at 9:45 am. Staffed by trained members of our Senior Youth Group.   Children are also always welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their parent(s)/guardian(s).

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

Sunday September 17th, 2017

Exploring UU principles through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). Our focus this week will be on Peterborough PRIDE! The Playroom is open for children ages 0-5.

Sunday September 24th, 2017

Exploring UU principles through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). Our focus this week will be on bringing awareness and respect into our role as a guest in someone else’s home, or country! 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!