Religious Education


Susan Freudenthal
Susan Freudenthal

Expanding Love
Building Identity
Exploring Beliefs

Our purpose, in the Religious Education program is to do as written above these lines.  This is how all our programming whether for children, youth or adults is vetted and created. The idea behind these pithy words are to encourage all of us to use them as a means to explain what we do, who we are and what we hope to accomplish.

This summer, using both the Soul Matters curriculum and in-house created programming, each week we will explore a variation on a theme. June: Beauty; July: Joy; August: Simplicity.

The Sunday youth program is offered every week as is our Adult Faith Formation program through the Roundtable. Please note that the children’s program begins at 10:30 a.m. while Roundtable begins at 9:00 a.m. The First Wednesday’s Lunch Bunch Discussion group also uses the Soul Matters themes and is open to anyone wishing to join us in the Library at noon the first Wednesday of every month.

This summer marks a transition for the R.E. program.  Paige Ramsey, a member of the childcare staff is moving to Denver as she begins her graduate studies.  Paige has been with us for nine years! Her last day will be on Sunday, July 28th.

Paige has always been willing to remain flexible and constant in her expanded position and will be missed terribly by all of us in the religious education family.  I know great things lie ahead for Paige, it’s time for her to fly and fly she will! Paige is moving into her first adult home about the middle of August and begins classes soon after.

Some of you may remember moving out for the first time.  Perhaps you were really lucky and had everything you needed to start? Or maybe you didn’t?  As young adults do nowadays, Paige has an Amazon wish list with needed household items listed as well as few Grad student wishes. For those of us who wish to give Paige a few more flying feathers for her wings, please contact me for a link to her wish list.

I am very proud to have known Paige and grateful for her time here.  My family and I will miss her a great deal. Watch out world, Paige Ramsey is coming!

Susan Freudenthal, Director of Religious Education

Adult Faith Formation Program

Faith formation is a team effort. Lead by staff, members and friends of the congregation, our mission is to help people grow by offering experiences that further the congregation’s mission.  In the coming months there will be a variety of things to participate in and should you feel the call to offer something yourself, please let me know.

Coming in August; two daytime programs I’m calling The Dog Days. Both classes will be discussion based. One is a book discussion group and the second is an exploration of philosophy based on the series “The Good Place”. Look for details next month

Have you a great idea? A Passion or skill to share? Contact Susan Freudenthal and let’s talk about what you might do in Adult Faith Formation.

Adult Exploration depends on you!  What interests you?  Are you willing to lead or co-lead a book study?  A conversation? A class?  Fill out a request/proposal and I’ll help you make it happen.