Religious Exploration with Children and Youth

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.

Religious Exploration in June

RE Children
We will wrap up our lessons and our Explore Beyond Our Walls in Ancient Greece and India with our last stories, The Brave Little Parrot and A Bundle of Sticks.  We will be talking about courage, perseverance and cooperation.  

Youth Group
Our last meeting will be on June 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  We will plan for a summer cookout together and will plan for Pridefest.  There will be some crafting during this evening for those who are interested in keeping their hands busy while we talk.  There will also be pizza and ice cream.

We are looking for volunteers for PrideFest on Saturday, June 24.  We will be sharing our tables between 8:30 and 10:00, helping the vendors from 10:00 to 12:00, selling popcorn from 12:00 to 4:00, and cleaning up 4:00 to 5:00.  It will be an exciting and fun day.  

LGBTQIA and Allies Meeting, Parents and Youth
We will be meeting on Wednesday, June 28, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This meeting will include all LGBTQIA and allies as we continue discussing what we are looking for in a group.  We will make some group agreements and plan for our summer meetings.  Please join us for the conversation.  Light snacks and refreshments will be offered.

Library Project
We are working to wrap up the Library Project and will have an opportunity for anyone interested to finish organizing and cleaning up the book shelves.  Niko Pucillo-Dunphy has worked diligently organizing our bookshelves into a searchable catalog of books. A date will soon be announced for our wrap-up session.

RE Committee
We will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, in person at the church and will also have a link if it is easier for people to join virtually.  New members are welcome.  The link will go out in UU Updates.  

Kelly Lownds, Director of Religious Exploration

Upcoming RE events

Religious Exploration
at UU Middleboro

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 9/11 and our first class will be on 9/18. Our older youth will meet on Sunday evenings every other week. More to come on this!

This year we are Exploring Beyond our Walls. Every day our children are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. We will use moral tales and lessons to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values. Our youth will explore various types of worship as well and take some “field trips” to other religious services in the area.

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.

Please contact:

Kelly Lownds, Director of Religious Exploration

Religious Exploration Committee:
Christine Hoyle, Chair; Kelly Lownds; Greg Stevens; Nancy Kidd