If you’re looking for the way to find out what’s happening in the Religious Exploration Program, you’ve come to the right place!
There are some great events coming up, and LOTS of information to share. To make sure that you stay up to date, check out this page and make sure to subscribe to our “Weekly Parent Emails”
Click each below to learn more:
- NEXT Potluck Connection / Parent Circle (December 13th)
- Gifts Our Hands Made (December 16th)
- Lunchtime Mini-Chat: Race and Multiculturalism in the Classroom (December 17th)
- Christmas Sing-A-Long (December 21st)
- Christmas Eve Services (December 24th)
The RE Program encompasses a variety of fun and meaningful opportunities for families, and really ANYONE who want’s to get involved.
From traditional events that happen monthly or annually, to new and exciting ideas and information, there is always something to look forward to.
- New to the Program? Make sure to (RE)gister
- Help Out With Religious Exploration by Volunteering!!
- Learn about our program structure
Potluck Connection / Parent Circle
Join us on Wednesday, December 13th around 6 pm. This is a monthly event that facilitates fellowship among the children, youth, and parents of our church community. Pizza and drinks are provided, and families bring a side dish to share. After dinner, children will head downstairs with Adena & Erin (we will also need one parent helper) for fun and games!
Middle School Students will have their monthly Yo(UU)th Group Meeting, and Parents will spend time together. Please make sure to RSVP via evite by 4 PM on 12/13 so that we can ensure to have the right amount of pizza!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Children (3 years old to 5th grade) are invited to come to church on December 10th from 1- 3 pm and create half a dozen crafts, which they will then wrap, and bring home as gifts for family and friends. Sign your child(ren) up by registering online BY WEDNESDAY, (12/13). The cost of this event is $10 per child, (with a max of $20 per family) so please turn in your cash/check (with “Gifts Our Hands Made” in the Memo) to Adena or the UUCC office.
Also, any student 6th-12th grade who is interested in helping is welcome to join in the fun. These “elves” will receive a sign off on any volunteer hours they complete, as well as the chance to create 1-2 of the craft projects. This is a GREAT opportunity for a middle school student who has aged out and would still like to participate!! (MUST REGISTER TOO, under the volunteer section)
We hope you will be able to join us!
For RE Teachers:
Fresh back from a Renaissance Module on the topic (at LREDA Fall Conference in Denver), Adena will share information that she learned about how race, white privilege, multiculturalism and other related ideas fit into our RE classes. This is one not to miss!
Plan to bring a lunch or snack and stay after the 2nd service for about an hour (we’ll start at 12:15pm). This event is open to anyone, but will be centered around application to UUCC Religious Exploration Classes.
Please RSVP here (especially if you will be needing childcare).
WHAT: An Old Fashioned Christmas Sing-A-Long!!!
A time to enjoy the Holiday Season by singing old favorites around the piano. Light Refreshments and beverages will be provided.
WHEN: Thursday, December 21st @7:30 pm
WHERE: UUCC Sanctuary
This Event is FREE and Family Friendly!!
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year, so we will be doing things a little differently.
There will NOT be a 9:15 am service.
However, everyone is invited to come to Coffee Hour (around 10:15 am) for hot cocoa and Christmas treats.
At 11:00 am, will have a highly interactive family friendly multi-generational service (this is in place of our usual “Children and Youth Holiday Program).
Then, we will also be offering our traditional “Christmas Eve” service at 5:30 pm, this is also family friendly, but a lot more calm and subdued.
We hope you will make time to join us and celebrate!
New to the Program?
If you have come about 3 or more times and you want your children to be a part of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church Religious Exploration Program, you need to (RE)GISTER! This will allow us to have the information we need about your family and child (including things such as allergies, learning styles, emergency contacts, etc.) It also explains your duties as a parent of a student in the program . CLICK HERE to register online!
DID YOU KNOW……
That the Religious Exploration Program needs 14 Adults EACH Sunday to run a full program?
This includes Nursery Staff, Trained Teachers and Trained Youth Advisors but also a VERY IMPORTANT group of “Teacher Assistant” Volunteers!
While each family that makes use of the RE program (Nursery through High School) is REQUIRED to volunteer in a classroom capacity roughly once per month, we strongly encourage those without children in the RE Program to help out as well, to help foster the children & youth’s sense of connection to the church as a whole. We need people starting THIS SUNDAY! Now is the time to Sign Up! CLICK HERE
Our RE Year Program
This year, UUCC is molding all aspects of the church around monthly themes that we are sourcing from a collective of churches called “Soul Matters”.
Many of our worship services will be based around the themes chosen by this collective as well as adult education small groups and aspects of the Religious Exploration program.
This is in an effort to have the entire church engaged in learning and living together at the same time. To learn more about what this means for RE specifically, (CLICK HERE).