RE News – September 2019 Start-up

By Joanne Dingus
Director of
​Religious Education


Summer is swiftly coming to a close so I wanted to thank those who helped with the summer RE program. ​

We had Robert and Daniel Drees guide the kids through the bench making project.  Julia Riach and Teiko Soova helped with the pancake breakfast.  Connie Ralston drummed.  Jeannine Christensen, Connie Keller and Jerome Greba guided the kids through the outdoor labyrinth project.  Rosalee Pfister, Charlene Brown-Smith and Brittany Welch-Robertson got creative with garden stones.  Tara Joseph and Judy Remsberg stretched and led the yoga class.  Scott Kasmire and Pam Luke helped with classes on the environment.  Bill and Joyce Sneddon offered up their pool for our Youth 2 group.  Steve and Jeanne Farthing hosted a kayak and pool day for our Youth 1 group.  What a wonderful community we have, so willing to share their time with our children and youth.

I’d also like to thank April Kelsey, Connie Keller and Teiko for going to the Spirit Play training in Virginia Beach. We had a wonderful day learning about the Spirit Play method of sharing stories and activities with children.

We will be having a Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday, September 1. So, don’t forget to bring your backpacks or book bags to be blessed.
Our fall classes will begin on September 8 at both services. We will be starting a new program called Soul Matters. As in the past, we will hold a multi-age class at first service and then split up into age groups at second service: Spirit Players (3-7 years old), Soulful Kids (8-10 years old), Youth Matters (middle and high school students.) Each month will have a theme. September’s theme is “Expectation." Hopefully you have already received the Soulful Home packet to share with your kids at home. Check the classrooms for songs, books, UU History and holiday ideas that connect to the theme.

See you in the RE!


Marcy Stutzman
8/28/2019 08:59:58 am

Thanks for a great summer and looking forward to fall!


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