Religious Education


Susan Freudenthal
Expanding Love, Building Identity, Exploring Beliefs

As the end of school year draws near, so to does our more traditional Sunday programming for children and youth.  We will end this season with programs as varied as exploring our interconnections with the earth, Bible literacy and a series from the not for profit Teaching Tolerance organization;

Adults will continue to feed their spirits with a continuing book study group, beginner’s meditation group and a six session of Tapestry of Faith program called “Building the world We Dream About.”

The spring sessions  for all classes officially end on Sunday May 20th.  Summer programming begins on Sunday, May 27th.

This summer, our Sunday programming for all ages is based on J.K. Rowling’s  Harry Potter series. We’re calling it “ A Hogwarts Summer” and is intended for both children and adults. Come as you are! The program is scheduled for the 10:30 service hour in the Religious Education Building.  Using themes from the book series, we will offer the following sessions;

  • Community Building and sorting where you belong
  • Potions (and the power of chemistry)
  • Divination and our Unitarian Universalist principles
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts (justice work)
  • Herbology (traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts.)
  • Muggle Studies (philosophy 101)
  • Transfiguration (imagining our perfect selves)

Of course this program will require enthusiastic volunteers to really fly!  If you are interested in helping out, please let me know. There will be detailed lesson plans to follow but you are encouraged to add your own flair (ideas) as well.

Single Sunday commitments are fine and I guarantee you will have a blast!

The program begins on Sunday, June 3rd at 10:30 AM in Great Room (Religious Education Building). Sessions are scheduled for sixty minutes each week.

Dates of the program are as follows:

  • June 3, 10, 17 and 24.
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • August 5 & 12

“Let us step out into the night and pursue that mighty temptress, ADVENTURE.
Albus Dumbledore

See you there!
In gratitude,
Susan Freudenthal, Director of Religious Education

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.