RE News: Sun Sep 23

Lifespan Religious Education

September has arrived with all the promise and beauty of fall. The academic school year begins for all and so, too, Religious Education at CUUC! Our program was launched on Sun Sep 16 commencing with teacher orientation. The teaching staff were most receptive and very eager to embark on the new year.

As I visited all the classrooms and observed, there was no denying the enthusiasm and engagement of the teachers and children.
The feedback I have received from teachers concerning their first class has conveyed a very positive foundation with even better things to come.

In just a week, the parent-teacher meeting will take place, on Sun Sep 30. I envision this meeting to be an exceptional opportunity for our Director of Faith Development, Perry Montrose, and me to talk about our religious education program, our curriculum, and our goals. Most importantly, the parents also have the ability to meet and speak with our teachers!

It is my hope that this team energy will continue to grow and flourish toward providing a give and take balance of learning and understanding between teachers, students and families.

Michele Rinaldi
Religious Education Coordinator
Religious Education this Sunday, Sep 23
K-5th grade start in Fellowship Hall for Children's Worship with Children's Music Director Lyra Harada.
6th-12th grade start in classrooms.

2018-19 Curriculum: Pre-K - Chalice Children; K-1st - A Discovery Year; 2nd-3rd - Affirmation Year; 4th-5th - Toolbox of Faith; 6th-7th - Riddle & Mystery; 8th-9th - Our Whole Lives; 10th-12th - Youth Group

To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

Faith Development Friday, Fri Sep 28, CUUC
An evening of learning, spiritual growth, and community. RSVP to cuucEvents@gmail.com.
6:15pm Pizza & Salad Community Dinner, 7:00pm Programs, including:

"Faith Like a River" Adult RE - Session facilitated by Rev. Meredith. The class explores the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage. If you can't attend in person, you can join online via Zoom videoconferencing at https://zoom.us/j/2898507899.
Family Journey Group - Parents discuss the theme of faith, facilitated by Barbara Montrose, while children have their own group, facilitated by Perry Montrose, Director of Faith Development. Adults without children are welcome to participate in the parent group.
Youth Group Social Night - High school youth gather for a night of fun. Bring a friend!

Adults may also just share dinner and then stay to chat and be together in Fellowship Hall, without specific programming. We welcome all to stay for coffee and conversation after the programs.
Parent-Teacher Meeting, Sun Sep 30, 8:45am, Fellowship Hall
Join Perry and Michele to learn more about the vision of Religious Education. Parents, meet your children's teachers and hear about the curriculum. Breakfast served and childcare available.

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