RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION 2016-17 – Share Your Passion, Share Your Joy

MAY RE CALENDAR

All KUUC children, youth and teens are encouraged to participate in a special values/visioning workshop on May 21, 2017. This workshop will happen on the same day and time as the adults’, but in a different room. Several adults have noted the great work our young people did at the April Visioning Workshop, especially the thoughtful set of values that they shared in the wrap-up session. Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, May 7:  Children begin in the sanctuary and are sung out to classes   11:30-1:15: Neighboring Faiths Intergenerational Group meets in the Alliance Room.

 Sunday, May 14: Children begin in the sanctuary and are sung out to classes.

Sunday, May 21: Children begin in the sanctuary and are sung out to classes.  Children, youth and teens are invited to participate in a values & visioning activity while adults are meeting on the same topic.

Sunday, May 28: No RE. Children are welcome to remain in the sanctuary. Books and coloring pages are available in the rear of the sanctuary.

Please contact Jill Hall at kuucdre@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

APRIL RE CALENDAR

Sunday, April 2: Children begin in the sanctuary and are sung out to classes. *After the service, the Seekers (grade 1-5) will have a brief rehearsal in the sanctuary for all those who are able to stay. One adult helper is needed this morning.

Sunday, April 9: Children begin in the sanctuary, and are sung out to classes. *The Seekers group will share a special Time for All Ages presentation with the congregation. One adult helper is needed this morning.

Sunday, April 16: Easter Sunday. Children begin in the sanctuary. They will be sung out to participate in a special activity. One adult helper is needed this morning.

Sunday, April 23: Children begin in the sanctuary and are sung out. All the children will participate in an activity together, rather than go to separate classes. One adult helper is needed this morning.

Special Time for All Ages

On Sunday, April 9, the Seekers (grades 1-5) will share a project they’ve been working on for the past six weeks. With the support of their adult helper Betsy Stacey, they’ve been practicing making group decisions and working together to solve problems. We hope you enjoy this peek into what the children are up to after they leave the sanctuary each week.

Thinking Ahead

During 2017-18 church year, KUUC RE plans to offer the Our Whole Lives program to

youth in 7th-9th grades, or home school equivalent. Our Whole Lives (or O.W.L.) “helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior (by) providing accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.” (from the UUA website, please follow the above link for further information)

*This program is open to youth in grades 7-9.

*It is not necessary to be a member or friend of KUUC. We welcome peers from the community.

*This is not a religion class. O.W.L. contains no religious references or doctrine.

*We need two adult facilitators to make this class happen. The two facilitators will receive training. If you think that you or someone you know may be interested, investigate the above link. You may also wish to talk with Ann Shedd and Murray McClellan, who are previous O.W.L. facilitators. For more information, please contact Jill Hall at kuucdre@gmail.com