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Religious Education

Welcome to Religious Education 2023-24!

As we approach the fall season, we are excited to offer our Religious Education (RE) program for children and youth. This year, we are providing a range of options to choose from, including UU Play and UU Maker Space. Our new program is designed to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment to explore their spirituality and learn about our UU values.

We encourage families to take advantage of our early registration discount of $25 and sign up today!

All Religious Education programs for children over 5 years of age begin at 9:00 a.m. only during the first Sunday service. After our time together in the sanctuary, Children, Youth participants and RE Volunteers will depart for the RE programs, beginning in the Leenhouts Common Room and then moving to the lower level. The lower level offers two options until 10:30 a.m for most Sundays, which are UU Play or UU Maker Space. Additionally, other options such as All Ages Sunday and special workshops will be available on some Sundays.

For children under the age of five, the Nursery and Preschool will be open from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during the first Sunday service, and from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during the second Sunday service.

We are excited to offer the 7-9th grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes this year! The classes will run from 9:00-11:00 a.m. most Sundays, and you can find the schedule here. Please note that there is a required Parent/Caregiver orientation meeting for OWL students on August 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the Reeb Room at church. The Youth Group will be meeting throughout the year, the schedule will be determined by the participants.  Youth are always welcome to join the activities in UU Play & UU Maker Space. Please contact Deb Solis, our Youth and OWL Coordinator for more information.

Registration cost for the entire year is $50 per child for members, maximum cost is $100 per family for the year. If your family could use a full or partial fee waiver, please do not hesitate to contact the Minister of Religious Education Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson. We never turn a family away!

Religious Education depends on volunteers sharing their wisdom, energy, and time with our children. We ask all families to contribute to the RE program by being one of the 8-13 people First Church needs each Sunday to create our RE program. RE Volunteering Schedule and Roles & RE Volunteer Registration

We look forward to seeing your children and continuing their faith development through our Religious Education program. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak-Carlson
Minister of Religious Education

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