We invite you to REGISTER NOW for 2021-22 religious education classes!
Religious Education Open House
12:30-2pm, Sunday August 22
If you're visiting UUCM and would like to tour the RE wing and discuss the Children and Youth Religious Education program, Jennifer, the Family Ministry Dir., would love to meet you. Drop in any time during the Open House to look around and get any questions answered. If you would like a tour, but this day doesn't work for you, contact Jennifer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time that does.
UUCM is excited to offer in-person RE this fall, for families comfortable returning to the building. And we recognize that some families may prefer to continue with virtual RE. Please indicate on your registration form whether you are registering for virtual or in-person RE.
Virtual RE will be a "one room schoolhouse" model, offered for 45 minutes Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, or during the week (depending on what day/time works best for the families choosing this option).
In-Person RE and COVID-19 Protocol
Nursery Room: infants, toddlers and preschoolers can be dropped off as early as 9:45am into the nursery. The paid childcare staff person will focus on the infants and toddlers while the Kindergarten Teacher will focus on the older kids, as they arrive from worship. Children under 2 will not wear masks.
Religious Education Classes: In-person is offered for K-10th graders during the worship hour. Students in 7th-10th grade will meet in their RE rooms at 10am. All other RE students will start in worship with their families. About 20 minutes into the service, following the Story for All, K-6th grade RE students will be "sung out" of worship and led by their teachers to the RE rooms downstairs.
All students and teachers will wear masks as they transition from worship to their RE rooms. In the rooms social-distancing will be practiced. Once settled, those in 7th grade and up who are vaccinated can remove their mask. Younger children and those working with them will remain masked, until further notice. (Some 6th graders may be vaccinated, but since they are grouped with 5th graders, they will remain masked.)
Sr. High Group
In addition to RE for 9th and 10th graders, all sr. high students will be invited to participate in service and social events, which will occur outside the Sunday morning RE timeframe. Please email Jennifer (email@example.com) or Malia (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the schedule and details.
Click here to learn more about the RE structure for each age group.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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