RE Summer Childcare 2020

Zoom on Sundays from 9:45-10:10 – July 5, 12, and 19, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and September 6.

Please email dre’a’uusocietyamherst.org for the zoom link.  We are trying to protect our children from zoom bombing so we will not be posting this link online. 

Jacy is going to sing songs, play games and do activities that will be suitable for children of all ages.  It will definitely be a learning experience for everyone.  At the beginning of the session she will ask the parents to help their children find some basic materials for the morning’s activity.  

We know that not every family will be zooming in on a regular basis and that is OK!  We understand the need for screen free time.  Thank you everyone for your support and dedication to RE.  I hope you all have relaxing summers and that Covid19 stays far from your doorsteps and backyards.  Please let me know if you need any support – I am around this summer and will be checking my email.  I will be sending out a weekly email reminder starting the week of July 6th.  If you are not on my email list, please let me know and I can put you on (dre’a’uusocietyamherst.org).

Next year’s Zoom offerings will be announced in August.  

YoUUrs,

Rebecca Fricke – DRE, UUSA

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The mission of the Religious Education program is to foster a nurturing community, to honor the worth of religious thinking, and to celebrate the joy of spiritual exploration. Each person is encouraged to develop personal values based on Unitarian Universalist principles and to incorporate those values in daily living.

Our Unitarian Universalist religious education program’s vision is to promote and inspire:
  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection to the sacred within and beyond ourselves.

Many of our programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.  Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.  Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.

K-12 graders will also have the opportunity to participate in Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education, an age-appropriate, faith-based program focusing on respect, relationship and responsibility. OWL is offered on a rotating basis.

We invite you to explore these pages and contact Rebecca Fricke, our Director of Religious Education (dre@uusocietyamherst.org) to get connected and check out Rebecca’s blog U2Can UU for Sundays in review.

Other Important Details

There are no registration fees for Religious Education classes. Please consider pledging to the UUSA canvass. For more information talk to our Minister, Rev. Rachael Hayes.

The Religious Education Ministry coordinates the Religious Education program:

Alyson Bull, chair

Members: Polly Peterson, Maura Whalen and Alyson Miller, Susan Wells and Yael Fuerst.

UUSA RE 2019-2020 Pamphlet for a complete overview of the program.

2019-2020 RE Program Brochure