The Religious Education (RE) program brings to mind a beautifully woven fabric, resplendent with color and texture. The children and youth sparkle in bright threads, interwoven with the solid strands of leadership, guidance and whole-hearted support from the ministers, RE Committee members, Church Council and the congregation. The weft fibers, touching each thread, are the volunteers who teach and assistant teach the religious education curriculum, provide childcare, are mentors and youth group advisors. In our church of 200 members, last year 90 people volunteered in the Religious Education program, giving their time, good work and friendship and receiving many blessings (and hugs) in return.
In a caring atmosphere of acceptance, we learn together what it means to be Unitarian Universalists. Our principles are taught through the experiences in the classroom, the stories we share, and more often, in the way we live our lives. The ongoing process of Religious Education is a multi-generational community working together-- sharing our attempts to model justice, integrity and compassion, and prioritizing the respect and concern we show for our interconnected world and all its inhabitants.
Message from Director
I have had the great fortune to work with children and youth most of my life -- as an environmental educator, children's librarian, community volunteer and parent. Following my path and my heart, I arrived as Director of Religious Education (DRE) here in the fall of 2001. It is a privilege to work with the children, youth, staff and volunteers of this church!
Church Phone 386-2498
From the Assistant DRE
I am a trained K-12 teacher and a spiritual person. I feel so lucky to work in an environment that appreciates education and celebrates the Spirit of Life. I have attended UU churches for over 22 years and am fed by my work as the Assistant Director here in this wonderfully vibrant Religious Education program. As I teach I am also able to learn and grow with the children and families of this congregation. It is a joy to be a part of a community that takes the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” to heart.
Assistant Director of Religious Education