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 the same email address as Kate’s UFP gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 interactive activities exploring 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).
Multigenerational Services: Six times a year adults and children worship together.
Sunday September 10th, 2017
Welcome back Mutigenerational service with Rev. Julie Stoneberg, Ruth Strunz and Leah Andrews. The Playroom is open and staffed for children ages 0-5.
Sunday September 17th, 2017
Exploring UU principles through experiential activities with Leah Andrews and Ruth Strunz.
The Playroom is open and staffed for children ages 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. The first Thursday gathering this September 2017- date to be announced. If you have any questions about the Senior Youth group, please contact our RE Co-Leaders Ruth and Leah at email@example.com, (705) 741-0968, or one of our volunteer youth advisors: Kim Thomas (705-743-7046) and Carol Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org and Aurrora DeMonte email@example.com
Throughout the year UFP Senior Youth also have the opportunity 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 a variety of 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 reach out to Leah or Ruth if you are interested or have any questions.