From your Associate Minister of Religious Education – 2019-2020 Overview

With so many great things happening in our children and youth religious education programs this year, I’d like to give you a quick overview of what’s coming up.

We’ll be offering the Our Whole Lives (OWL) comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for three age levels this year: gr. 4-6 and gr. 7-9 beginning in January 2020, and gr. 10-12 beginning in September. Parents must attend parent orientations before sending their children to OWL classes, so watch this newsletter for dates of parent orientations.

Navigators, our bias-free scouting program (doesn’t matter if you believe in God or what gender you are), will be starting up again next month. Ed Vail and other parents run this fabulous fun program twice a month on Sundays at 11.

As always, we keep refining our Sunday school programs. Several curriculums have been revised this year, most notably Neighboring Faith Communities for gr. 6-8, which includes more excellent video resources (including more on non-Western religions), and completely new field trips this year.

Our popular Coming of Age will be offered again this year.

M. Scott, who has been researching storybooks that reflect UU values on social justice and religion, will share some of her favorite books each second Sunday during Story Time.

See you soon,
Dan Harper

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