Elementary Program - Our Values and our Sources
Starting September 13, 2020, Families Together and 2nd-5th Grade RE will be offered each Sunday over Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, sign up for the RE Weekly News.
2nd-5th Grade RE, Sundays, noon-12:30 p.m.
After Families Together, we will offer a time for older elementary children to gather. 2nd-5th grade RE will feature a chalice lighting, check-in, and short, experiential small group activities to hold participants’ attention and build relationships. To ensure that this program is interactive, we will lean on four strategies to ensure compelling online experiences:
- Simultaneous creation (i.e. simple online creative projects participants can do on the screen with others)
- Science experiments
- Treasure hunt approaches
- “Find ‘N Show” approaches
And, of course, games! We will keep featuring games that work well online as spirituality without fun is no fun at all! This program will be led by RE volunteers and staff. 2nd graders may choose to attend this program or Pre K-2nd Grade RE, depending on which is the best fit for the individual child.
Families Together: All Ages RE, Sundays, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
During this family ministry time, we will explore our faith and the church’s monthly themes, and connect with other families in the church community. Kimberlee will guide these interactive sessions, offering ministry and sharing ways for families to build religious education into their home life.
Each week, we will invite families and church members to participate as featured guests, by lighting the chalice, sharing a story from their life, or leading a song, game, or activity. We know that families are children’s primary religious educators, and that faith formation is grounded in the home; Families Together will offer a medley of ways for families to enrich their daily lives and stay centered in their values.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education