Religious Education classes for Preschool-12th grade start Sunday, September 20th. If you haven’t registered your child(ren) for RE yet, click here to fill out the RE Registration Form.
Families of Preschool-5th graders will gather at 11:15am for Family Chapel Time before kids break into age groups 11:30am-noon. Use the Zoom link info in the Friday Update to join in the Family Chapel Time.
Families of registered 6th-9th graders will receive the link for the Dungeons & Dragons groups running at different times on Sunday afternoons.
Registered 10th-12th graders will be meeting at 11:30am at the UUCM fire pit on Sundays (weather permitting, otherwise on Zoom) on a schedule set by their RE leaders. The meeting will host ten or less participants, following specific guidelines related to Covid-19 safety as outlined in Phase 1 of our pandemic preparedness plan.
Please feel free to contact Jennifer Swick, Director of Family Ministry, with any questions.
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NEW UPDATES We are excited to welcome your family into our virtual religious education program this fall! Please read about the plan for each age group below and, if you haven’t already, click here to fill out the RE Registration Form.
- Preschool-5th grade RE (11:15am-12pm most Sundays): Students and their parents will gather 11:15-11:30am for Family Chapel Time. Then Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade students will break into separate rooms (without parents) for check-in, activities and games. Preschoolers (with their parents) can join the K-2nd grade group.
- 6th-9th grade RE (two-hour sessions, every other week): We are thrilled to offer a roleplaying experience this fall for these ages. Dungeons and Dragons might be best summed up as “collaborative storytelling.” No experience is necessary.
- 10th-12th grade RE: The leaders of this age group work with those registered, to create together their schedule and decide on topics to be covered throughout the year.
A dozen fantastic parents have been tuning in when they can Wednesday evenings for Parent Circle. We listen to and encourage each other. We laugh and rant and learn. Join in whenever it works for you – we’d love to see ya! (Email Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.)
The Interim Ministry Team is delighted to announce that Jennifer Swick’s position is no longer acting. She is now your Director of Family Ministries! Jennifer’s approach to the faith formation of our young people is creative and heart-filled. She supports UUCM’s families and teachers with care and attention. Jennifer is a joy to work with, and this shift will provide continuity for UUCM and its new minister. Jennifer had this to say about the news:
“I am thrilled to hear this decision! From early on in my time at UUCM, I have felt a deep affection for the community and a strong passion for the work. My opportunity to do Family Ministry at UUCM is one of the greatest blessings of my life. I eagerly look forward to our continued work, nurturing faith and developing the ministry together.”
Please join us in congratulating Jennifer and offering gratitude for everyone who brings such love and commitment to our children and youth.