2017-18 RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1                

Children will be going on a field trip to Ashuelot River Park led by Carole Mills, helper Dan Bartlett. This trip is part of the Earth Circles curriculum. They will meet in the Parish Hall at 10am and depart by 10:10 in order to be back by 11:15. Please dress your child(ren) for the weather and outdoor exploration.   4-6pm Our Whole Lives parent information meeting, Alliance Room.

Sunday, October 8                

Blocks with Deborah Dunnell, helper needed. Children begin in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, October 15             

Kilowatt Krunch, led by Carole Mills, helper Jim Butterfield.  Children begin in the Sanctuary. The children will look at energy use in the church building as part of the Earth Circles curriculum.          4:30-6:30pm Our Whole Lives begins. Alliance Room

Sunday, October 22             

10 Gallons of Gas, led by Carole Mills, helper Judy Saunders. Children begin in the sanctuary. The children will look at energy and transportation in the last Earth Circles session for this year.

Sunday October 29              

Life of Mohammed, led by Sarah Franklin, helper needed. In this World Religions session, the children will begin to explore Islam through the life story of its founder. Children begin in the Sanctuary.

This is Our RE Program

Two adults are needed for each RE class, to fulfill the requirements of both KUUC’s safe congregation policy and our insurance. Please consider which Sunday, or two Sundays, in the church year you can be available to support KUUC’s kids in their search for truth and meaning. The bonus is that your search for truth and meaning might just get an infusion of new ideas and new energy at the same time. Leader (some preparation required) and Helper (no prep, just appear and smile!) spots are available. Please contact Jill Hall (or answer the phone when I call) or sign up on the poster in the Parish Hall.

RE Registration

Please fill out a registration form for your child(ren) who are participating in Religious Exploration. We need these for several reasons — to have the best, correct contact information for your family, to know about any allergies or special circumstances, to have accurate numbers of participants to submit to the UUA and our insurance company. We also need to have your permission (or not) on record about photos of your child(ren) being used for internal or external communications. Please see Jill if you need a form.

OUR WHOLE LIVES (OWL) Parent Information Meetings

This year KUUC will offer Our Whole Lives for grades 7-9 and homeschool equivalent. This values-based sexuality education course contains no religious doctrine, but actual scientific facts and accurate information about human sexuality and relationships, presented in a developmentally appropriate way.

In order to enroll your child, each parent/guardian/adult decision-maker for that child must attend one information meeting and sign permission forms. We are holding TWO meetings for scheduling convenience — each adult needs to attend only ONE meeting. A second parent meeting will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 4-6pm. Please let Jill Hall (kuucdre@gmail.com) know which meeting you plan to attend so appropriate materials can be prepared.  Student meetings will begin on Sunday, October 15 and continue through the church year. KUUC is grateful to Bridge Noone and Matt Aversa for facilitating this course and making this important experience possible for the youth of our community

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP SEEKING ADULT FACILITATORS

That title doesn’t need much explanation…we have a small but vibrant group of high school age youth in search of willing adults to facilitate their meetings. Can you help? Talk to Jill Hall at church or send her a note at kuucdre@gmail.com

**A Note About Photos:   If you take pictures at a church event, please make sure you have the expressed permission of a parent/guardian before you share, post, or in any way use photos that include children. Parents express their permission to the DRE/RE Committee about photos taken during RE class times, but these permissions do not necessarily cover use of photos taken during church-wide events. Please check before you share.