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Religious Education News - A message from the Director of Religious Education

posted Oct 13, 2013, 11:40 AM by Leah Jeri   [ updated Oct 13, 2013, 11:44 AM ]
Welcome back to all Families and Friends! After a long and hot summer, it's great to see everyone back at church and also to meet some new faces! 
We have started our year in RE with some All Ages introductions and games the first 2 weeks - reacquainting the kids with each other and having fun in class. We will begin working in our individual groups in the coming weeks. 
This church year, our program for children and youth will be a mix of group classes using UU Curriculum interspersed throughout the year with All Ages group activities focusing on the 7 UU principles. 
We have several upcoming projects and activities planned for the year. In particular, the kids in RE will getting ready for our second year working for the Homelessness Awareness Weekend event in early November. This will be the 7th year this event has been held. It is a unique event where youth will be sleeping out in cardboard boxes for 2 nights and raising money for organizations that assist the Homeless, including food pantries, soup kitchens and others. 
Even if you are not able to participate at the event or at Foxboro Common on November 9th (we will be collecting donations in Foxboro that day), we have lots of opportunities for contributions or ways to assist. It is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those truly in need. 
In addition to RE, please welcome back Justina Forsythe, our new Nursery Childcare provider. Justina has been a member of our church and has agreed to assist us with caring for our toddlers during Sunday services. Justina has had many years working with children and toddlers and is excited to be helping us out. Please introduce yourself and welcome her back! 
We have another busy and exciting year ahead! 
Happy Fall! 
Lisa Benoit 
Director of Religious Education