RE Corner              September 2017

Hello UU Families! Welcome to a new year in Religious Education! We are looking forward to seeing many old and new friends as we start our classes on September 17! The preK-1st grade group will be skipping down the yellow brook road as they are introduced to the UU principles through the Rainbow Connection curriculum. Grades 2-3 and 4-5 will have some "Harry Potter” magic in their lessons as they explore social justice issues. The middle-schoolers will continue to delve into Unitarian Universalism with a little help from the wisdom of Homer Simpson. As you can see, there will be interesting and exciting lessons for all.

We are having two parent meetings which we encourage all to attend. The first took place after the Homecoming service on September 10, where we provided important information that is relevant to you and your children for the upcoming year in R.E. The other meeting will be for our high school parents and youth (grades 8-12) on September 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We will be discussing how our youth group can continue to flourish this year. Pizza and beverages will be provided, so come hungry! PLEASE NOTE: all children and youth must be registered for religious education. You can access registration online here.

One more thing that we would like to ask our wonderful congregation is to help us fill some open positions for teachers and classroom assistants. As many of you know, we do not have a DRE (Director of Religious Education) this year and the program is being supported by the R.E. committee as well as a number of dedicated volunteers from our Stony Brook UU community. We are asking you to consider becoming a part of our R.E. family and provide our children with the religious education they need to become future UUFSB members. If you are interested, come to the R.E. meeting on September 10 or speak to one of us. It is vital that we cooperatively provide our children with the love and support that our Fellowship is known for by all.

We can’t wait to see you in R.E.!! Bring a smile!

Nancy Hunter and Michele Maggio, Co-Chairs of the Religious Education Committee