RE Programming for 2021-2022- Elementary Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
HELD OUTSIDE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DRE Rebecca Fricke and Jacy Armenti will lead this group. RE time will feature Joys and Sorrows, Chalice lighting, getting to know you games and a short RE lesson.
Please email dre’at’uusocietyamherst.org to introduce yourself and fill out the registration link here: https://forms.gle/scrLZ6wRWdt6d6C7A.
During a “normal” year Grades K-5 are led by Director of Religious Education (DRE) Rebecca Fricke and a team of adult volunteers
Every Sunday children will start upstairs at 10:30 a.m. for the Bell and Greeting, Opening Words, Chalice Lighting and first hymn. Children will then be sung downstairs to continue their own service, which will include Joys and Concerns, Music and Meditation and a Story for All Ages. The Sundays’ themes will often complement the ministerial sermon topics.
Discussion will be followed by activities which will include science, art, nature and religious studies. Conversations, activities and group service will nurture children’s ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about and respect those of others, especially through the context our Unitarian Universalist faith heritage of public service and anti-racism, anti-oppression activism.
We have a whole-congregation worship almost every month in order to share our faith as one community. Jacy Armenti will continue to lead the preschool program during this time and we thank her for her caring expertise and continuity.