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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2022-23
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All children must be registered annually for our RE Program.
Member Link to Register for 2022-23
COMING TO CHURCH
RE programs for children over 5 years of age begin in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. with the beginning of our first service. Children, Youth and RE Volunteers are invited downstairs to RE after sharing time with the congregation in our sanctuary. There are no RE programs for children over 5 years of age during second service at 11:00 a.m.
Families should check-in when they arrive at the RE Table in the Leenhouts Common Room to receive a name badge and guardian receipt. Check-in will also be available when children leave for RE downstairs in the RE alcove. Families are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary or enjoy service in the parlor. Worship activity bags are in the back of the sanctuary and at the R.E. Table in the Leenhouts Common Room.
Welcome! Visiting children are invited to attend RE up to three times before deciding to register. If you are a first-time visitor, please contact Rev. Kimberlee if you have any inquires about our program.
Children’s safety is important to us. Volunteers are screened, monitored and supported by professional staff. During virtual RE programming, there will always be at least two screened adults in each RE meeting.
Regular attendance helps children build on previous experiences and build friendships and community with classmates and teachers. For the best experience, please bring your child to church and RE regularly.
MULTI-GENERATIONAL SUNDAY SERVICES
Several times a year, the Sunday service will be specially designed for children and families to attend together. Your family won’t want to miss these services, which are engaging for people of all ages! Updates about Multi-Generational services will be distributed through the church announcements and RE Weekly Email. During these services, the preschool and nursery will be available but the other RE classes will not take place on days with a Multi-Generational service.
Also known as Our Whole Lives, this award-winning, values-based sexuality education program is usually offered annually to 8th grade children of members. As OWL curriculums for youth are not currently designed for online use, this program will not be offered until we can meet in person. Find more information here.
From the second Sunday in June through the first Sunday in September, we offer fun activities in a more relaxed environment.
Inspire a child and grow your own faith! Ours is a volunteer-driven program: we need caring adults to join in the good work of guiding young people towards discovering their values and beliefs. Please complete a volunteer application, or talk to our Minister of Religious Education to discuss opportunities to serve.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education