Dear KUUC Families,

I have been using some of my summer for professional development through the UUA Renaissance Module program for continuing education for Religious Educators. I have been participating in the online Philosophy of RE group, considering the Who, What, When, Why and How of UU RE in our congregation.

In addition, I have been sorting and cleaning, organizing and contemplating the spaces, new and old, that the Sunday morning RE groups will be using this coming church year.

I would like to call your attention to two dates:

Sunday, September 9 is KUUC’s Ingathering and Water Communion service. This will be a multigenerational worship; children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service. Please bring a small amount of water that represents your summer activities, which will be added to the water of others as part of the celebration of coming together to begin a new church year.

Sunday, September 16 is the first RE Sunday; children will begin in the sanctuary and be sung out to class.

After worship, parents and other adult caregivers are invited to a luncheon with the DRE and RE Committee. We hope you will be able to join us. Childcare will be provided for this meeting.

I hope you have all been enjoying the summer in your favorite ways, and I look forward to hearing about your adventures and sharing worship with you in September.

Jill Hall, Director Religious Exploration

Our Whole Lives  News:

KUUC will be offering grade 7-9 O.W.L. during the 2018-19 church year. We are choosing to run this program during consecutive years (for the first time) because of the strong demand. Many thanks to Bridge Noone (returning facilitator) and John Walter for volunteering to facilitate this session. If you know of families with 7th-9th graders (or homeschool equivalent) who might be interested in this program, please feel free to share my phone number (508-821-8935) or email kuucdre@gmail.com .  We will be holding parent and participant information meetings in September. Space in this class is very limited.