Tag Archives: religious education

RE-Flections

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education I remember my first visit to a Unitarian Universalist church. Just taking the step to walk into a “church” felt courageous to me. I had grown up Jewish, married a Catholic, and felt like an agnostic. I wanted my children to have the opportunity to experience the richness […]

RE-Flections: Life’s Spirit

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education We were standing in the Sanctuary, nearly two hundred of us, singing Spirit of Life. We sing that song beautifully, we UUs of First Church, and the sound washed over me like a blessing. Later, as I cruised the rooms on the lower level, the sound of children’s […]

RE-Flections: Annual RE Service

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  By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education This year, as is our tradition, we will be holding our Annual Religious Education Service in May. This is a service that is meant both to celebrate our young people and provide a service experience that is enjoyable and accessible to people of all ages. We have […]

Early Bird RE Registration Begins on May 14!

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Early registration helps tremendously with our planning and allows us to staff our program in ways that best serve the needs of the children. We are therefore offering an EARLY BIRD incentive to those who register their children before August 1. Parents and guardians may register in person […]

RE-Flections – K5-12 Grade Black People Matter Religious Education Lessons

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Anti-bias, anti-racist (ABAR) education supports all children’s full development in our multiracial, multilingual, multicultural world and gives them the tools to stand up to prejudice, stereotyping, bias, and eventually to institutional ‘isms’.  –Louise Derman-Sparks, Author/Educator “This makes me so angry!” one young girl asserted. “It’s just not fair.  […]