Religious Education

Programs for Adults and Children:

Adult Religious Education ProgramsHal's Garden, garden level of the Church

Unitarian Universalist Society: East offers a variety of opportunities for adults. From exploring Unitarian Universalist (UU) themes in literature to social justice issues to yoga, you can further your knowledge and meet new friends to share ideas and beliefs.

Religious Education Program for Children

It is only through our work together as parents and a religious community that we can teach our children our shared beliefs and values. It is only through our work together as parents and a religious community that we can teach our children our shared beliefs and values.

It’s time to register for the 2019-2020 Religious Education Program

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Religious Education program, serving children and youth from birth – age 18. This year’s curriculum focus is World Religions. Online registration is simple and takes just a few minutes. Please register ASAP, as it helps us to prepare and plan accordingly when we know how many children to expect in each class.  Click here to register.


Coming up soon . . .

  • Children’s Choir: Rehearsals, Sundays at 10:30 AM in the chapel. All are welcome!
  • RE Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast; Sunday, December 1st, 9:30 – 10:45 AM. All RE volunteers are invited to join me and the RE Committee on the Garden Level for a cup of coffee or tea and a light breakfast. This is our way of saying thanks for your dedication to our children and youth. It’s also a nice opportunity to catch up with fellow volunteers, ask questions, dialog about what’s going well and in what ways you could use more support, etc. Arrive when you can, leave when you must.
  • Parent’s Day Out, Saturday, 12/7 at 1-5 PM. Youth Group Fundraiser; shop, clean house, or take a nap while the Youth Group entertains your little ones (age 3 & up), and even does your gift wrapping! $10/hr. for the first child, $7/hr. for each additional child, $3 per gift wrapped. All money raised will help fund the Youth Group’s trip to General Assembly in June.
  • Christmas Caroling,Saturday, 12/14, all ages are invited to join us as we spread holiday cheer to members of the UUS:E community who live nearby. We’ll carpool together! Meet at UUS:E between 4:30-4:45. All ages welcome. Dress warmly and wear your Santa hat, reindeer antlers, jingle bell necklaces, or flashing neon Christmas tree earrings — don’t laugh, I actually own those!

Resources to Explore Possibility

Books To Read Together

Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen  (Author), Kristina Swarner (Illustrator)

“A colorful picture book that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike, each of its pages contain endearing examples and vibrant illustrations to inspire children to grow into grateful, caring, and giving people. It provides a wonderful way to calm children before sleep, ease their fears, and help them develop an appreciation for good work.” – Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Good-People-Everywhere-Lynea-Gillen/dp/0979928982

Theme Connection:  We believe in the possibility of good in all people.

Family Movie Night Ideas

A Goofy Movie (G)

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/a-goofy-movie

“Free of the pressures that sometimes smother the big Disney releases, this movie has a refreshingly casual feel, with some sly humor, even daring to poke fun at Disney itself. The teen characters are contemporary without the prepackaged feel of other Disney productions (like “The New Mickey Mouse Club”), and there are lively songs performed by Tevin Campbell. It’s a shame that the G rating might scare off the film’s optimal audience, the 10-14 age group. If you can persuade them to take a look, they will find much to enjoy and identify with.

At the center of the story is Max, struggling through the torturous insecurity and self-consciousness of adolescence. Like all teens, he is humiliated by his father’s goofiness. But the movie’s great joke is that in this case, his father is not just goofy, he is Goofy, the Goof of all Goofs, the Uber-Goof!” – Common Sense Media

Theme Connection: The possibility of being wrong and restoring a relationship.

Gym Teacher: The Movie (age 6+)

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/gym-teacher-the-movie

“Parents need to know that this made-for-TV movie touches on themes like teamwork, perseverance, and self-perception and examines what it means to be a winner. There’s some poor sportsmanship and bullying (tweens tease a classmate, putting him down and throwing things at him), but it could prompt family discussions about respecting others and being tolerant of differences…” – Common Sense Media

Theme Connection: The possibility of change.

Support for Parents as Faith Formation Guides

Starting over; Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.

Michelle Richards

https://www.uuworld.org/articles/starting-over

How to Teach Humility to Your Kids in a Digital Age

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/how-to-teach-kids-humility-in-a-digital-age/

Looking for  Inclusive Scouting  for Your Children?

Click here for more information about this exciting opportunity!

For more information contact us at 860-646-5151 or at redirector@uuse.org.