A Safe Space for Children
Are you looking for a safe space to bring your children on Sunday mornings where they can grow socially, emotionally and spiritually? Please consider joining us on a Sunday morning. Enrollment is available at any time during the school year. Please join us in person or look for the registration link coming soon.
Volunteers: We need people, please! I’m looking for a few loving and caring people willing to sit with our children on Sunday mornings for RE to teach the curriculum with me. We rely on CORI’d people/volunteers to provide safety and learning for the children downstairs each week. You can let the DRE know you are interested during the service, coffee hour or by email/phone call!
Our Annual Holiday Party for RE: We will be celebrating the holidays on Sunday, December 10. The children will be together from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for gingerbread making, holiday crafting, food and fun. There is also an opportunity for them to then join the choir for some afternoon holiday caroling. All are welcome to join the children after church for holiday crafting and gingerbread house making. We will even share some of our treats!
RE Children’s Classes: We continue to consider this year’s theme of home and have considered where animals create their homes and how we can be in nature. Our bears hang out in the classroom while they hibernate and wait for their next wholeness badges….
Nursery During Church: Niko Pucillo-Dunphy and Jesse Hoyle offer child care during the church service. Please feel free to bring your infants and toddlers to have fun with Niko and Jesse while you are in the sanctuary participating in the service.
RE Committee: Our next meeting will occur on Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. There will be a virtual option if people are interested. Please reach out to the DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a link if needed.
OWL (Our Whole Lives for youth 12-16): There is still time for youth to join the group if interested! We meet from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Please note, we are working hard to respect the youth’s privacy during the class and to ensure that they have a safe and separate place to meet.
Kelly Lownds, Director of Religious Exploration
Sunday school is back in person this year!! Church starts at 10:30 and we will be meeting during the church service, downstairs after the Message for All Ages around 10:45. We will have registration on September 10, and our first class will be on September 17. Our older youth will meet on Sunday evenings every other week. More to come on this!
This year we are Building a Bear of Wholeness. What does it take to make a home? This year we will think about this and what purposes and functions our home serves for both humans and animals. We will explore concepts of belonging, the role we play in our home and our community, and we will think about our faith home. Our faith home, much as our family home, offers joys, protection and responsibilities. Each month we will add items to our build a bears.
Religious Exploration at UU Middleboro works to allow our children and adults to freely explore together what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. We ask questions and search for answers together in an open and nurturing environment. We draw our curriculum from the Tapestry of Faith. Using out seven principles and six sources, we journey together to love one another, be fair, care for the earth, understand democratic principles, encourage continuous learning and work towards a world that is peaceful, fair and equitable. We are a safe congregation, and we CORI the teachers and helpers in our program. Registration for RE is recommended, but all are welcome to try out our classes and spend time with our wonderful youth and teachers.
We don’t forget the parents either! We have a monthly parent coffee hour that we hold virtually the second Sunday of the month at 11:45 after the church service. Please join us!
- We believe that each and every person is important.
- We believe that all people should be treated fairly.
- We believe that our churches are places where all people are accepted and where we keep on learning together.
- We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
- We believe that everyone should have a vote about things that concern them.
- We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world.
- We believe in caring for our planet earth.