Category: Religious Education

RE-Flections – Black People Matter Curriculum Offered

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education “Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another.  Ignorance is another. Apathy is another, and so on.  So… Read More >

Two holiday mittens

Holiday Giving Tree & Winter Clothing Drive Begin Nov. 26

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

Holiday Giving Tree: This holiday season the Children’s Religious Education program leaders will once again be teaming up with a local organization to provide gifts for families in need. In the past, we have… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

Blessings before a Meal – Ideas for UUs and Others

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Grace for Unitarian Universalists. By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. As Thanksgiving approaches, UU families often consider blessings that might be said before a meal. Here are a few of my favorites, including… Read More >

Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator

“All About Youth” for November

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By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator. (See 2018 Mission Trip deadlines below.) First, congratulations to Ehlona Walker, a sophomore member of our YRUU youth group, who has received recent recognition from the UUA as… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

REflections for November – Beryl Aschenberg

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REflections.  By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart Several years ago, following advice… Read More >

RE-Flections

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

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… Read More >

All About Youth…

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By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator As T.S. Eliot said, [quote]“Every moment is a fresh beginning,” [/quote] and that is how our YRUU youth group at First Church is starting the new church year…. Read More >

Children & Youth to Join Us Weekly In Worship

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Communal worship is the central spiritual practice of Unitarian Universalism and is an integral part of our spiritual growth as human beings. Sunday mornings provide us with… Read More >

Candles Memorial

Taking to Children about Charlottesville

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Dear First Church Families- We are grieving this week after the heartrending violence in Charlottesville. Once again we find ourselves struggling to comprehend how such things can happen. Here are three links to websites… Read More >

Magic

Hogwarts Camp

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Our Summer Religious Education program will be magically transformed into a Harry Potter camp – with UU overtones, of course. Kids will learn a  few spells,  make a craft or two and talk about … Read More >

RE-flections

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education When my daughter Chelsea was born, I was given a poem written by Dorothy Law Nolte entitled “Children Learn What They Live.” Perhaps you have seen this… Read More >

RE-Flections: Annual RE Service

Religious Education

  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… Read More >

Alice and Caterpilller

Early Bird RE Registration Begins on May 14!

Religious Education

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… Read More >

Volunteer in Religious Education and Make a Difference in a Child’s Life!

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education [quote]It is more important than ever, in this particular moment in time, given the current political climate, urgency for social justice, and ongoing struggle for sexuality and… Read More >

Voting

Teach-In May 7

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A Message to Parents/ Guardians of Children in our First Church Religious Education Program regarding Sunday, May 7 Service Participation and RE Classes Unitarian Universalists across the globe are participating in an anti-oppression Teach-In on… Read More >

Alice and Caterpilller

RE-Flections: Easter, Spring, and Passover

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education “Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar. Alice replied, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this… Read More >

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