Here’s what’s happening in our Religious Exploration (RE) program in fall 2017:
Our Director of Religious Exploration, Kate Huband, is away from 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: email@example.com
Sunday mornings: 1o-11:30am
September 2017-end of June 2018.
Religious Exploration (6-14 years old): Sunday mornings children aged 6 and older 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 open 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. Young 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 November 5th, 2017
Exploring the idea of legacy 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 November 12th, 2017
Unitarian poet Mary Oliver invites us to recognize our “place in the family of things.” This morning, we deepen our understanding of how the legacies of people within our families and communities impact upon our lives through story, games and craft activities with Leah Andrews (RE Co-Leader) and a UFP Helper. The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.
Sunday November 19th, 2017
Exploring the elements we each might bring to the creation of a shared legacy 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 November 26th, 2017
Through story, games and crafts we will co-create a picture of our interdependent community and continue to reflect on our shared legacy – Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz (RE Co-Leaders). The Playroom is open and staffed for children aged 0-5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (705) 741-0968, or one of our volunteer youth advisors: Kim Thomas (705-743-7046) and Carol Andrews email@example.com and Aurrora DeMonte firstname.lastname@example.org
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 if you are interested or would like to find out more!