Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

Religious Education nUUs

Jeffrey Melcher, Director of Religious Education

What's Up @ UUCM in Religious Education?

Great people, wonderful community, inspirational classes

All Parents Meeting after service on Sunday Sept. 21st. Annual registration, program overview, and new developments in RE. Getting ready for the year and aligning our values with our lives.

Youth Choir’s New Schedule - After talking with Amanda about how to make the Youth Choir more doable for all involved we decided to try this schedule:

1st and 2nd Sundays: Practices 11:45-12:15 in the Wright room.

3rd Sunday: warm-up 10:00- 10:20, perform in the service before Time for All Ages

Congregational Retreat - Please register now for the Congregational retreat. Cara Gluck will be running the pre-k through 5th grade and Ashley Adamkowski will be facilitating the YRUU. Even though there is a Middle school UU Group retreat that weekend, we want to encourage families to bring them to the UUCM retreat. There is no separate program for the middle-schoolers. They can participate in workshops, help with the younger kids program, and join in the tie-dye. Bring your own shirt.

RE Classes & Teachers this Fall

Nursery and Pre-K: A clean beautiful space to explore loving community. Circle time with songs, stories and games, individual care, parent support group, and a quiet nursing lounge for distractible nursing Children. [Cara Gluck (staff), Doug Kerr, Janette Morrow, Margaret Johnston, Aaron and Jackie Feldstein.]

K-1: World of Wonder. This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. [Teachers: Carol Kerr, Janette Morrow, Chloe H., Forrest M.] (In the Spring there will be an Our Whole Lives class)

Grades 2-3: Faithful Journeys. I still need someone to head up this group. I have several people, including myself, who can lead activities with music and art, and games. I need someone to take the lead at least for a month or two.

Grades 4-6: Stories: Mythology and Science. [Teachers: Christine Davenport, Dee Stuever, Nani Rankin, Jef Melcher] Chris tells stories. Nani reads and shares her excitement about science creation stories. Jef brings up to date astrophysics (black holes, dark matter, etc.) into a cosmology of wonder and mystery. Dee shares his combined passion for science and spirituality. After a few months we will explore a UUA curriculum Windows and Mirrors.

Grades 7-8:  In Our Hands. Social Justice is up to us. Learning and doing need to go hand in hand. [Teachers: Monique Webster., Susan Mathews, Alison Clayton]

YRUU: Traditions with a Wink: a UU identity exploration and history curriculum woven in with leadership development and just plain hanging out. The YRUU are gearing up and fundraising to take a trip to the UUA General Assembly in Portland, OR, June 2015. [Sue Gauthier-Pin, Lead YRUU Advisor; Assistants: Ashley Adamkowski, Nico Gauthier Pin, Sher Sheldon, and Dave Haumann]

The 2014-2015 Religious Education Committee Members are:
Monique Webster, chair
Mikey Songster
Carolyn Bopp
Susan Ingersoll
Alison Clayton
Carol Kerr
Jef Melcher, DRE, ex-officio
Ali Jenkins, Board Liaison, ex-officio

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