Children’s RE

Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome everyone to our first Sunday or religious education on Sunday, September 11th. We will all gather in the sanctuary and the kids will be sung to their classes after the Thoughts for All Ages time as is usual during the school year. We are lucky to have enough volunteers this … Continued

Peace Camp 2016

  UUFE hosted another successful, three-day Peace Camp last month. Twenty-four campers, six teen counselors, and ten adult volunteers spent three mornings together exploring peace through personal and group activities, crafts, music, song, dance, yoga, and intentional conversations. We kicked off peace camp with the I-Care pledge, adopted from the Little Friends’ for Peace curriculum. … Continued

Finishing the School Year in the RE Wing

It’s hard to believe we have arrived here–already at the end of the RE school year at UUFE. It’s been a transitional year for many of us. It’s the first year we’ve had Cailyn Thomas, a consistent staff person keeping watch over the playroom every Sunday, and it’s the first year that I’ve worked in … Continued

Jamming Youth

Several members of our high school youth met up on April 1st to learn about jamming from Jonathan Williams. Jonathan led the group in “Proud Mary” and “Amazing Grace.” Afterwards, they went for an evening walk on the nature trail and made ice cream sundaes.  

Stewardship Chats with the Younger UUs

It started out as a small lesson: we would learn about stewardship from the perspective of how we are stewards in our own lives. And so with the gang assembled–eight kids ranging in age from 5 to 10–we kicked around some great examples. We are stewards of our pets when we feed and walk them; … Continued

Spring in the RE Wing

This month the elementary gang will be exploring the idea of fair group decisions during their Sunday morning meeting time. Using the fifth Principle as a guide, we’ll examine different methods of making group decisions, practice making group decisions in a hypothetical situation, and learn about our own congregation’s governance systems. Our spring youth night … Continued

Pasta + CASA

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our nearly-annual Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by the RE committee, families, and youth. Colleen Ronning did all of the food shopping and cooking, while our older elementary and teen youth sold tickets, ushered folks to their tables, took orders, and served the food. There were lots of … Continued

Sanctuary

I grew up in a church where the sanctuary was the fanciest room in the building, reserved only for Sunday mornings and special occasions. The wooden pews and the raised alter where the choir and the pastors performed were permanent fixtures, and only the accessories were moved about for cleaning when no one was there.We … Continued

February Fun in Children’s Religious Education

We’ve got a lot planned for February! The Sunday morning elementary class will focus on ways to welcome others, signs and rituals that come with worshiping together, and understanding what it means to be a steward–that is, people with ability and responsibility to contribute to the care of people and places they love, such as … Continued

Wishes, Snowflakes, and Bouncers

2016 has started with lots of fun in our RE corner of the world. Here’s what’s been going on for the elementary and youth group folks:     We started the New Year in the RE classroom by sharing our wishes for the coming year. What do we hope to do? (“go hiking!”) Where do … Continued