RE News: Sun Sep 24

Lifespan Religious Education

The Jewish High Holiday prayer book explains that for transgressions against God (some UUs might think of this as against Nature, such as littering) you can repent in temple and you will be forgiven. However, for transgressions against another person, you must make amends with that person. This is not always easy or possible, but it stresses that nothing replaces direct human interaction when it comes to understanding and forgiveness. We continue to grapple with the themedf of the month -forgiveness, as we move through the most important days in the Jewish tradition.

Please see the following four (4) announcements:

1) This Sun Sep 24 - Spiritual Practice Sunday
Learning about Obon - The Japanese holiday honoring ancestors.

  • Led by our new Children's Music Director, Lyra Harada. 
  • Create origami boats
  • Ritual letting go of the paper boats by the stream.
We will also be honoring the Jewish High Holidays and doing the forgiveness ritual of Tashlich.

Children start in Fellowship Hall and then will be heading down to the stream together.

Youth Group will meet in the Youth Room for their own session related to spiritual practice.

To view the Religious Education Google calendar, CLICK HERE.
To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

2)  Child Dedication Oct 15

This Unitarian Universalist ritual honors your family's commitment to the congregation and a promise by the congregation to support and nurture your child's spiritual life.

The ritual is open to any young children in the congregation. Please contact me if you would like your family to take part in the ceremony.

For a further description of our ceremony and UU Child Dedications, CLICK HERE.

3) Want to Experience RE, But Not Ready to Teach?
We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to assist leaders on Special Sundays:
Sep 24 - Spiritual Practice; Oct 8 - Environmental Practice; Nov 12 - RE Veterans Day; Nov 26 - Fun Sunday; Jan 14 MLK; Feb 18 - Fun Sunday; Feb 25 - Alvin Ailey Dance; Apr 1 - Easter Egg Hunt; May 27 - Fun Sunday

Contact me at dlre@cucwp.org to find out more or sign up to assist.

4) Parent-Teacher Meeting Oct 1 at 8:45 a.m.

  • Discover our vision of RE and the specifics of each class
  • Meet your children's teachers
  • Bagel breakfast served and child care available


Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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