Religous Education

Rowan’s Going Away Party!

Let’s come together on Friday evening, May 4, to celebrate our beloved Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Rowan Van Ness, who leaves for divinity school in June. We’ll meet in the parish hall from 5:30 p.m. and stay till late(ish). The format will be Family Fun Night, so all ages are welcome. There will be … Continued

Join the RE Teaching Team

Joining an RE teaching team is one of the best ways to meet new people at FUUSN, contribute to our community, and make meaningful connections!  Wondering if it’s a good fit for you?  Stop by the RE Table during coffee hour and speak to current and former teachers and learn what’s entailed.  We’d love to … Continued

R.E. Connections

What a full past couple of weeks it has been! More than 60 people attended FUUSN’s Passover Seder, hundreds attended the Passover/Easter service, and the Easter Egg Hunt had more participants than ever. Youngsters recited the Four Questions at the Seder with help and elders shared as well. About the Egg Hunt, one second grader … Continued

The Lending Library Returns

Hurrah!! The lending library is coming back to coffee hours in April and May. There will also be a table for children’s RE books. Borrow a children’s book and bring it back the next week. The adult books are loaned for one month. In April and May, the adult books will be on race and … Continued

R.E. Connections

“Sunday School is the hope of the future.” When I started working at FUUSN, this sign was given to me to hang in my office, as has hung in many offices of FUUSN’s Directors of Religious Education before me. There is something powerful that happens when children, youth, and adults come together to explore community, … Continued

RE Connections

I recently crunched the numbers of our average participation at FUUSN on Sunday mornings of children and youth in our RE programs and was amazed to see our average participation for Sundays with RE classes as around 80 children and youth! We are an engaged congregation. Maybe this shouldn’t have surprised me, with the commitment … Continued

R.E. Connections

FUUSN Children Raise Money for Puerto Rico! In the wake of Hurricane Maria and in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to helping people who are poor and people of color, FUUSN Religious Education children made treats this past Sunday and sold them during coffee hour to raise money for the … Continued

RE Connections – OWL Expansion

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a lifespan sexuality education curriculum, providing values-based, age-appropriate sexuality education at six different stages, from kindergarteners on up through adults. Over the past few years, we have expanded beyond our middle school level and added the 4th-6th grade level (we target 5th grade) in 2015-2016. This year, we’re adding the … Continued

RE Connections

Over the first weekend in November, Beth and I were in Denver at the annual conference for the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA Fall Con), a gathering for UU Religious Educators with more than 200 religious educators from around the country.  The theme this year was on creating Brave Spaces, and we sure went there … Continued