Category: LRE Blog

Ashleigh and the Religious Education Committee are seeking helpers, teachers and floaters for our children’s programming for grades PreK-8. We are continuing youth programming but are exploring new and creative ways of implementing it. A brochure has been written to give a snapshot of programming for the 2018-2019 year. Be on the lookout for cultural presentations and discussions, book clubs, documentary series and programming relating to our identity as Unitarian Universalists, our history, polity and importance of the Edict of Torda, which granted religious freedom to the early Unitarians in Transylvania. We will continue our adult forums before church with topics to be explored and announced in advance. If you have any programming ideas such as studies, lectures or dialogues that can enrich the religious educational life of the church, please speak with Ashleigh. She can be reached at arhodes@stjohnsuu.org or during coffee hour after church. We have also chosen a curriculum “Soul Matters” to implement but it does allow for some flexibility. Prior planning will be minimal since long-term curriculum will be provided as well as supplementary materials. There is some latitude, but we would like to unify the program so that we can be consistent across the age levels for PreK-8 and do more long-term curriculum mapping. If you have book club suggestions, please see Ashleigh.

 

The Death of Sunday School

I’m going to admit that one of my favorite moments every Sunday at St. John’s is not a teaching moment, it is a parenting moment. I have developed the habit of doing our community ritual of joys and concerns with my youngest daughter, Juliana. I … read more.