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A Religious Education Message from Gina

I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who played a role in making our 2018-2019 Religious Education program such a success. Thank you children and youth for your exuberance, curiosity, kindness, and willingness to try new things. Thank you parents for making faith formation a priority and getting your kids here on Sunday mornings. And thank you volunteers for sharing your time, talents, and energy so generously. Your dedication to our children and youth is truly a gift to our community. You are all a blessing!

During the months of July and August UUS:E shifts to summer mode, offering just one service at 10 AM. RE programming is held concurrently. Our summer RE program’s focus is fun and community. The summer provides an excellent opportunity for children to be with their UUS:E peers, deepening their connections with one another and having fun together. It’s also a great way for children and adult volunteers to interact and learn from one another.

Each Sunday morning throughout the summer will feature a different activity, many of which are planned and facilitated by members of the RE Committee and other volunteers. The summer program is designed for children entering kindergarten and up. Nursery care, generally for children three & under, will also be open to those 4-year-olds who may not feel ready to participate in the activities with the older kids. Parents, please use your judgment to help determine the best fit for your little ones. Middle and high school youth will have the option of participating in the planned summer activities or assisting with the youngest kids. They may also choose to attend the service or volunteer in some other capacity.

Below is the schedule of Summer Sunday activities:

  • Jun 23 – Fairy Gardens (11 AM)
  • Jun 30 – Drum making (11 AM)
  • Jul 7 – NO RE (4th of July Weekend)
  • Jul 14 – Bingo!
  • Jul 21 – Friendship Jewelry
  • Jul 28 – Giant Bubble Fun
  • Aug 4 – Self Massage & Relaxation
  • Aug 11 – Music Extravaganza
  • Aug 18 – Grapevine Wreaths
  • Aug 25 – Disney Pixar Animated Shorts
  • Sep 1 – NO RE (Labor Day Weekend)

Have a fabulous summer!

Be well & be loved,

Gina