Religious Education

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R.E. Matters

Susan Freudenthal

Faith Formation for All Ages

Expanding Love, Building Identity, Exploring Beliefs

Faith Formation, a not so new concept in religious education circles, has been adopted by many Christian and Unitarian Universalist congregations.  It has been shown to increase meaningful participation throughout the life of a church and its members.

The basics; to expand on or grow one’s personal religious identity by explicitly using the church’s feasts, seasons, liturgy, justice making, spirituality and community  life as THE curricula for all ages. It is to engage all ages in active participation throughout the life of the church most especially at Sunday worship, the time when most gather together.

This is how we build a lasting faith community, one that will outlive us and serve this community.

We already gather together to worship every Sunday.  We maintain age specific programs that address appropriate needs.

We  plan to involve all generations in learning a core curriculum through intergenerational learning.  And we hope to equip families with the tools they need that support the values and ethics of Unitarian Universalism at home, in the workplace and at school.

This does not mean we will all learn the exact same message in the exact same ways. It does mean that we have a cohesive faith identity with our core values at its heart.  What are our core values?

  • Living and expanding in love
  • Building a Unitarian Universalist faith identity
  • Exploring our personal and communal beliefs

Upcoming in our Sunday classes: Spirit Play stories for October: The Big Bang, A Chili Communion, The Prayer Labyrinth and Dia de los Muertos

See you on Sunday!

Susan


Adult Education Program

Facing Life with Death (eight consecutive sessions)
Thursday, October 4th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM; Religious Education Building
This program facilitates a process of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying.
Facilitated by 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.
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