Weekly Notes- January 27, 2015

Last week, the RE classes learned about energy conservation by participating in a TFAA game show. They also came up with some great reasons why saving energy is important such as:

* I like having an inhabitable Earth. (high school)

* Without electricity, we wouldn’t have smoke alarms. (1st/2nd grade)

* So that future generations can use it too. (5th grade)

* Stop global warming and the greenhouse effect. (3rd/4th grade)

Next week will be a lay led service and students will stay in service. February 8th will be a spirit circle and all RE classes will begin in room 101/103. We’ll be making valentines for the CARE committee to distribute.

RE Class Information and Guide Schedule:

  • RE Guide Schedule for February 1st: (lay led- children remain in service)
    • o 9th-12th: Jason and Julie
  • RE Guide Schedule for February 8th: (spirit circle- children begin in room 101/103)
    • o Prek/k: Lorraine
    • o 1st/2nd: Sarah and Sherry
    • o 3rd/4th: Yiesul and Wendy
    • o 5th: Neil
    • o 6th-8th:
    • o 9th-12th: Julie and Kim
    • o Shadows: Lynn and Michelle

Important Reminders:

  • Please see the RE bulletin board in the fellowship hall and https://regluu.wordpress.com/ for important RE information and announcements.
  • Interested in becoming a guide, shadow, sub, or volunteer? Have a child in RE and want to find out more about the program? Are you a guide who wants to explore interesting and relevant topics for the RE classroom? If so, one or more of these sessions may be for you…
    • o Saturday, January 31st– (10:00-12:00 in the prek/k classroom) Spirit Play training for the prek/k classroom (Please note that if you attend this session, you will receive a training manual and cd. Please RSVP so I know how many manuals/cds to make.)
    • o Sunday, February 22nd– (9:45-10:15 in the DRE office) Becoming a shadow and working with students with special needs
    • o Sunday, February 22nd– (12:30-1:30 in room 101/103) Nursery volunteer and employee training (Please note that you must be at least eleven years old to volunteer and thirteen years old to work in the nursery.)
    • o Sunday, March 22nd– (9:45-10:15) Responsive classroom as it relates to the RE classroom (strategies for community building, holding classroom meetings, social curriculum)
  • Please let me know if you have a special interest in any of the following topics: reducing your carbon footprint, water conservation, trees, gardening, and/or pollution. We will be doing monthly spirit circles and would love some experts to share information and lead the lesson.

Upcoming Events:

  • Our first birthday celebration was a success. The February birthday party will be on Sunday, February 22nd following service. If you have a February birthday, make sure to turn in a birthday sheet in the DRE mailbox and RSVP to drenicolerice@gmail.com.
  • February 24 (Scotty’s Brewhouse fundraiser) All you have to do is bring in a flyer and the church will receive 10% of the profits for your meal purchase. More details to follow! Thanks for a successful Puccini’s night. The restaurant said it was the most successful fundraiser night they’ve had so far. We raised $316.05. Thanks for your continued support!
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Weekly Notes- January 20, 2015

  • Last week, the RE classes learned about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they explored the topic of diversity. This week we’ll begin the first in a series of monthly lessons on being kind to the planet. This Sunday’s focus is energy conservation.

    RE Class Information and Guide Schedule:

    • RE Guide Schedule for January 25th:
      • o Prek/k: Lorraine
      • o 1st/2nd: Beth and Sherry
      • o 3rd/4th: Yiesul and Wendy
      • o 5th: Neil
      • o 6th-8th: Andrea and Kat
      • o 9th-12th: Josh and Jason
      • o Shadows: Lynn and Michelle
    • RE Guide Schedule for February 1st: (lay led- children remain in service)
      • o 9th-12th: Jason and Julie

    Important Reminders:

    • We are in need of RE guides, shadows, subs, workshop teachers, and other volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested. There is a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall on the RE bulletin board.
    • I update the RE website weekly at https://regluu.wordpress.com/. Check it out and give me your feedback.
    • Materials Needed: Mason jars, wall paint, wall clock
    • Please let me know if you have a special interest in any of the following topics: reducing your carbon footprint, water conservation, trees, gardening, and/or pollution. We will be doing monthly spirit circles and would love some experts to share information and lead the lesson.
    • Starting in February, I will be holding monthly training and professional development sessions on a variety of topics. They will begin at 9:45am and any UU member is invited to attend. Here is a schedule. Please let me know if you would like to attend or have topic ideas/suggestions.
    • o February 22nd– shadowing and working with students with special needs
    • o March 22nd– responsive classroom as it relates to the RE classroom (strategies for community building)
    • o April 26th– spirit play training
    • o May 24th– developing workshops/summer workshop program

    Upcoming Events:

    • January 25th– Our first birthday celebration will be held on January 25th in the fellowship hall following service. Kate French will be baking cake to share. Hope to see all of you there!
    • February 24 (Scotty’s Brewhouse fundraiser) All you have to do is bring in a flyer and the church will receive 10% of the profits for your meal purchase. More details to follow! Thanks for a successful Puccini’s night. The restaurant said it was the most successful fundraiser night they’ve had so far.

Weekly Notes- January 13, 2015

Last week, the RE classes learned about some Epiphany traditions around the world such as leaving out hay for the camels and being crowned king/queen of the party for finding the toy baked into the King’s cake. Next week, we’ll explore diversity and learn more about the life and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

RE Class Information and Guide Schedule:

  • RE Guide Schedule for January 18th:
    • o Prek/k: Lorraine
    • o 1st/2nd: Sarah and Sherry
    • o 3rd/4th: Yiesul
    • o 5th: Susannah
    • o 6th-8th: Andrea
    • o 9th-12th: Josh and Mark
    • o Shadows: Lynn and Michelle
  • RE Guide Schedule for January 25th:
    • o Prek/k: Lorraine
    • o 1st/2nd: Beth and Sherry
    • o 3rd/4th: Yiesul and Wendy
    • o 5th: Neil
    • o 6th-8th: Andrea and Kat
    • o 9th-12th: Josh and Jason
    • o Shadows: Lynn and Michelle

Important Reminders:

  • We are in need of RE guides, shadows, subs, workshop teachers, and other volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested. There is a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall on the RE bulletin board.
  • I update the RE website weekly at https://regluu.wordpress.com/. Check it out and give me your feedback.
  • Materials Needed by January 25th (can be dropped off in DRE office): clean and empty pizza boxes

Upcoming Events:

  • January 15 (Puccini’s Night fundraiser) All you have to do is bring in a flyer and the church will receive 20% of the profits for your meal purchase. You can dine in or carry out. There are copies of the flyer in the fellowship hall and the DRE office. Hope to see you there!!!
  • January 25 (January birthday celebration in the fellowship hall following service.)

Weekly Notes- January 6, 2015

The RE classes did a wonderful job performing songs and readings at the holiday program. Last Sunday, Sherry helped us kick off the new year with an all ages service focusing on shining your light. Next Sunday, we’ll be exploring the topic of Epiphany and drawing a link between resolutions for the new year and epiphanies (brilliant ideas we may have).

RE Class Information and Guide Schedule:

  • RE Guide Schedule for January 11th: Sarah, Sherry, Wendy, Neil, Julie, Mark
  • RE Guide Schedule for January 18th: Sarah, Sherry, Josh, Mark

Important Reminders:

  • My e-mail address has changed to drenicolerice@gmail.com.
  • We are in need of RE guides, shadows, subs, workshop teachers, and other volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested. There is a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall on the RE bulletin board.
  • I update the RE website weekly at https://regluu.wordpress.com/. Check it out and give me your feedback.
  • Materials Needed (can be dropped off in DRE office): clean and empty pizza boxes, wall clock
  • The OWL orientation session and pizza dinner is Sunday, January 11th from 5:00-7:00. Please let me know if you’d like to register your child.

Upcoming Events:

  • January 15 (Puccini’s Night fundraiser) All you have to do is bring in a flyer and the church will receive 20% of the profits for your meal purchase. You can dine in or carry out. There are copies of the flyer in the fellowship hall and the DRE office. Hope to see you there!!!
  • January 25 (January birthday celebration in the fellowship hall following service.)