Registration for 2019-20 Religious Education is now underway. Please click here to learn more and complete your registration.
The Religious Education Program for Children and Youth is one facet of the Lifespan Religious Education Ministry whose mission is: "to be a catalyst and support for spiritual growth, transformation and progressive change within our congregation and the wider community". The mission of the CYRE program is to journey with families in their Unitarian Universalist faith formation by inspiring open minds, loving hearts and helping hands.
UUCM CYRE Vision Statement:
The UUCM children and youth religious education team envisions a program that:
Is a thriving, stimulating program integrated into church life.
Our youngest are learners too!
While these children receive safe comfort and care during the 10:00 am worship service, they will also begin learning some early group skills and simple Unitarian Universalist rituals as they grow. Child care is provided from 9:45 - 11:15am on Sunday mornings, as well as for the “Path to Membership” classes usually held on the second Sunday of the month at 11:15am. Other congregational activities often provide child care as well. See the specific activity to know for sure, or contact email@example.com.
Registration Now Open for Beloved Conversations 2020! Click here to register.
We’re excited to bring back Beloved Conversations again this winter. Around 40 UUCM members and friends have already gone through this immersive small-group curriculum for exploring race/ethnicity in our lives and in the life of this congregation. It is a meaningful and deep experience as we work to interrupt racism and dig into how racial truths shape our ways of being with each other. The curriculum holds space for compassion, grace, risk-taking and vulnerability. It is open to people who are white and people of color and uses a caucus model for same-race breakout discussions.
This may be the last offering of this program for a while. If you’ve been on the fence or would like to take it again (which we encourage!), don’t miss out. The cohort is limited to 14 people. Click here to register.
Learn more at the Fahs Collaborative.
2020 Schedule:Beloved Conversations opens with a day-and-a-half-long learning laboratory in the form of a deep immersive retreat. The retreat explicitly models the learning style and spirit of the curriculum and encourages participants to go deep quickly.
The UUCM kick-off retreat will be on Friday, January 10, from 6-9 pm (includes dinner) and on Saturday, January 11, from 8:30 am - 5 pm (includes breakfast and lunch). It will be facilitated by Jack Slowriver.
Following the retreat, cohorts will meet for eight sessions held from 1-3 pm on the following Sundays: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8. They will be co-facilitated by trained members from the congregation and Rev. Terri.
Participants are to attend the entire opening retreat and at least 7 of the 8 weekly sessions, barring unexpected life events. It is critically important that participants commit to this schedule, so please confirm your availability before registering.
To register, click here. Registration closes December 31.
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for future enrollment opportunities.
Soul Matters groups offer UUCM members and friends adult spiritual development and the opportunity to connect with each other and with our deepest selves. We gather in small groups of 6 to 10 people with a facilitator. Each group meets for 90 minutes every other week for a total of 6 sessions.
Our monthly worship themes are studied deeply through readings, inspirational quotes, questions and practices. Participants receive a resource packet each month with background information, questions for discussion and contemplation, spiritual exercises, wise words and other suggested resources.
In each meeting, we share what it was like to “live with” the exercises and the questions as we share where the topic took us, and hear the experience of others. This sharing is at the heart of the Soul Matters program and our experience is further deepened by the group’s sharing.
Newcomers and friends are especially welcome! Please contact Rev. Terri with any questions.
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