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FROM ME TO UU! REACHING IN AND REACHING OUT WITH OUR UU FAITH

Youth Religious Education News

Not Just Milk and Cookies …………

Welcome to all children, teens, and families! The YRE Committee is looking forward to an exciting year as we explore this year’s theme: “Where Do UU Come From?” The traditions that we share as Unitarian Universalists draw on five different sources; this year’s theme will allow families to become familiar with the Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves, as well as Words and deeds of prophetic women and men. . . [about] the transforming power of love. The curricula we will be using are Special Times, Timeless Themes, and Neighboring Faiths. Please feel free to look for more information on our church’s website under Youth Programs.

Our calendar for the year is already becoming quite full with many exciting activities. We already enjoyed our annual YRE Welcoming Party with interactive games that allowed us to get to know one another, share spiritual focus time, and of course, enjoy ice cream sundaes! Here is a sampling of what is yet to come during October:

  • Oct. 3: Youth Group Pizza party with May Memorial youth

  • Oct. 10: Louder Than Words social action project for grades K - 8

  • Oct. 30: Combined Halloween Party with May Memorial, for all ages children and adults

We will also be participating in Guest At Your Table activities during November, and have a fun Hannukah celebration in the works.

YRE classes for Session 1 will be: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 6. Our Nursery is open every Sunday from 10:15 Noon. The Youth Group meets almost every Sunday from 10:30 Noon, but the Teen Room is open at 10:00 a.m. for socializing.

The YRE Committee this year is a group of dedicated volunteers; please thank these folks when you see them for moving our YRE Program forward: Claudia Klaver (Chair), Diana Bellini (Board liaison), Marcia Tupper, Karen Bowman, Jennifer Bowman (Nursery coordinator), Karen Palumbo, and Peri Nelson. Beth Scott is also serving as Acting DRE for a period of time until we can locate someone to fill this position.

News From The Membership Committee

THIS YEAR’S FIRST COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WILL BE HELD OCT. 10, RIGHT AFTER THE SERVICE. This 45 minute session allows newcomers to learn more about UUism in general and FUUSS in particular from members of the Membership Committee, Board of Trustees, and Rev. Holly (schedule permitting). Stop by the Newcomer’s Table for more information.

WE NEED A FEW GOOD MEN(MBERS): Help with the Newcomer’s Table on Sundays would be most welcome. It’s easy and we will be there to “mentor” you for your initial time of duty. Contact Chairman Randy Kalish if interested: Randykalish7@gmail.com

NEW NAMETAGS: Rebecca Karpoff spent all her free time this summer revising our nametags. It is easier to see each other’s first names and perchance it will be easier to start a conversation with someone you don’t know well. To foster a sense of community, it is crucial that nametags be worn.

NEWCOMER NAMETAGS: In a similar vein, we make every attempt to give newcomers a special blue nametag. It is especially important for members to introduce themselves to newcomers and make them feel welcome.

VOLUME 75, ISSUE 2 (OCTOBER 2010)

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