from the director of religious community

Dear First UU Community,

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted some family meetings to help them in their efforts towards spiritual growth. Providing some opportunities to connect on what we might do together in the upcoming weeks or months, we asked them to consider the question “What are you hoping to happen in religious education?” Here are some of the wonderful responses from our families:

We hope for topics [our children] aren’t getting in school that honor a view of world community.

We want Unitarian Universalism and stories brought into our home. We want our children to know what Unitarian Universalism is.

We want to be with a community of friends with shared values, a community of tolerance and acceptance.

We want our children to make friends with other children at church. We want them to be able to socialize in healthy ways.

I want to be with families that provide such love and careful consideration of parenting choices.

I love watching children develop a covenant of how they will be together.

We want our children to be exposed to other faith communities and religious traditions.

These conversations help us know what is important and help us shape our RE plans for the future.

We hope the whole church community joins our Religious Education Program and families on some of our Fall projects. Please mark your calendars Sunday, November 7th, for our 1st Annual “Feed the Community” Fall food drive. The drive will continue on November 14th and will culminate on November 21st, during Bread Communion Sunday.

Also in November, volunteers from Religious Education, Climate Action Team and Community Projects Team will participate in tree-planting efforts over two Saturday mornings. Save these dates and join us on November 6th & December 18th!

Church is a way to connect with the love of community, to learn, to act to change our world. It is a great way to spend our lives... together.

Hope to connect with you in person, online, by email or phone soon! 

Carol Burrus
Director of Religious Community

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