Weekly Notes- August 6, 2017

RE Calendar:

  • August 6th (students begin in service followed by spirit circle in room 101/103, dismissal will be at 11:45) Caolan Vane will be leading an activity on writing.
  • August 13th (students begin in room 101/103 for spirit circle) We will be painting welcome signs. Please make sure students wear paint clothes. Volunteers appreciated.

DRE Sub Needed: Please let me know if you can help out. I will provide sub plans.

  • Sunday, August 27th
  • Sunday, September 17th
  • Sunday, October 1st
  • Sunday, October 22nd

RE Volunteer Training (mandatory for fall RE volunteers)

Choose the date/time that is most convenient for you and let me know ASAP.

  • Sunday, August 13th from 9-10am or 12-1pm (in DRE office)
  • Sunday, August 20th from 9-10am or 12-1pm (in DRE office)

Important Reminders and Upcoming Events:

  • Please see the RE bulletin board/table in the fellowship hall and https://regluu.wordpress.com/ for important RE information and announcements.
  • Please see this link to register your child for the 2017 fall semester of RE. If there are no changes from last year’s registration, please email me with, “no changes” and you won’t need to fill out the registration form again. https://goo.gl/forms/3qQR61ij3Gn1CGDv1

Workshop Volunteers Needed:

We are piloting a new theme based curriculum titled, “Passport to Spirituality” for the fall 2017 RE semester. This is an exciting program that explores a variety of UU themes through traveling around the world to examine religious and cultural traditions. I need volunteers who are interested in running workshops for the month long sessions. Please sign up for a workshop block. Each block is a commitment of 3 Sundays in a month. You will be responsible for the following:

  • attending each session in the block from 10:45-11:45 in forum room
  • leading discussions, lessons, projects, and activities based on the themes and topics outlined below
  • Please note the following:
    • I can help with developing the lesson plans and activities.
    • There will be at least two other volunteers in the room helping with classroom management.
    • I can purchase any materials needed for the lesson plan.
    • This will be a workshop rotation model, which means that you will be working with a different age group for each session (prek-1st, 2nd-5th, 6th-12th)
  • Workshop Topics:
    • September 10th, 17th, and 24th
      • Theme: Identity through poetry, meditation, and nature
      • Traveling to: China, India, Ireland
    • October 8th, 15th, and 22nd
      • Theme: Healing through art, prayer, and social action
      • Traveling to: Japan, Thailand, Vatican City, Boston
    • November 5th, 12th, and 19th
      • Theme: Hospitality through singing, dancing, and feasting
      • Traveling to: North America, Iran, Pakistan






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