Parent Information for Children's Religious Education Program - 2013-2014
Parent Information: We welcome you to our Religious Education Program. You are welcome to stay with your child in Worship Circle and in their classroom for as long as it takes them to be comfortable without you. Regular attendance makes a real difference in your child's religious education. It helps your child establish friendships and provides a sense of continuity for students and leaders alike. We will need you to assist a leader for five Sundays during the year. In addition, if you have a skill or talent to share, please let us know and/or volunteer. We invite you to participate in whatever ways you can. To learn about what is happening, both in the Religious Education program and in the Fellowship, sign up for and read our newsletter, the e-Unicorn.
Children's classes: Classes begin at the same time as services (10:30am) and end at 11:45am, after snacks and clean up. Your children will attend classes with others in their age group, although siblings may stay together at first if they wish. On most Sundays the children grades pre-school through third grade will meet for Worship Circles prior to going to their age-appropriate class. Childcare is available during the service in Room 2, the Nursery. Please ask a greeter and they will direct you.
Budget information: There is no fee for children's classes. Our program depends entirely on contributions to the general budget so we urge parents to pledge to the Fellowship whether or not they are members. Our annual pledge drive occurs in the spring. At that time, you will be asked to donate to the budget from which the Religious Education Program receives its funds.
Registration: To register your child, click here to fill out an online form. Or click here for a printable form you can complete and return to the Religious Education Office. Although you must register your child, registration does not obligate you to any fee. We are, however, a cooperative and parents /guardians are expected to share their time, talents and skills with the Fellowship community. We expect that non-teaching parents will assist in the classroom five times each year, in addition to volunteering in some other area. We invite you to participate in whatever ways you can.
UUFSB is a Safe Congregation that strives to protect children and youth. To find out more about what that means, click here.