From Lily Rappaport, Developmental Director of Family Ministries
It is not an exaggeration to say that a teacher can change a student’s life. A teacher can make learning fun and stimulating. The teachers in our Sunday Religious Education programs are terrific role models and are here to shape the minds and hearts of our children. Please consider sharing your gifts and talents with the next generations of UU’s.
WHY I TEACH: WORDS FROM OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS
· I teach to inspire the kids to think – then act in ways that promote social justice.
· I teach because I believe in the value of RE from a UU perspective.
· Learning from the children.
· Invigorate my spirit and refine my beliefs.
· Inspire kids.
· To provide the same kind of love and support now that my two sons received growing up into solid men.
· I teach and volunteer for UUCM because I don’t have money to donate but can donate time instead.
· Connection. Renewal. Create community.
· I like to be in the energy where the future resides.
· I love the meaningful and unique discussions that happen during the lessons. I learn while the children and youth are learning.
· I teach because I want my daughter to be involved in the classes, and I feel like I have to be involved if I’m expecting her to.
· I really enjoy being a part of something that is bigger than me. The kids are fun and they want to learn – they appreciate that we want to be with them.
· I always feel fulfilled after I teach.
Upcoming in Religious Education
Sat Oct 5 Senior Youth Lock-In
Sun Oct 6 Parent Mixer at “Just Jakes” 7:00-9:00 pm
Sun Oct 20 “Back to RE” event – Parents/Guardians meet with teaching teams @ 10:45 am & 11:00 am
Sun Oct 27 Children’s Chapel (K-5th grades)
Starting the new Religious Education year off right. Co-chair of RE Committee, Ghana Hylton & Jason Brome hosted a comprehensive program for our RE Volunteers. It was a real collaboration of UUCM leaders providing useful and important information. Music was lead by by Anne Sailer and Silke Springorum; Realm training with Judith Hogan; From Emergency Preparedness Safety Team, Doug Andrews and Ami Brabson presented our new guidelines. Becca Seibert of the Out Front Committee gave tips on making RE Classes LGBTQ inclusive; Francesca Elms provided Tools for Teacher – How to deal with classroom challenges and making the curriculum relevant, Tanya Dixon from membership committee on welcoming new families and creating connections. Thanks to all our volunteers who make the RE program a success.