Religious Education Program
Dear Parents and Supporters of Children and Youth,
Welcome! I invite you to be a part of our wonderful religious education program for children and youth here at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. As one of our Unitarian forbearers – William Ellery Channing – said, “In a word, the great end of religious education is to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.”
Channing’s words capture the spirit of our RE program – awakening the soul. And to do that, we need the help and participation of our entire spiritual community. While we recognize that parents are the primary religious educators of their children and youth, we also know that they welcome our support and assistance in this important task. And children and youth grow and thrive with intentional religious exploration in a class of peers and loving and supporting teachers.
This congregation has a long and proud history of supporting a robust religious education program for children and youth. And that commitment continues this year with classes exploring at our Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalist heritage, nature and spirituality, world religions, human sexuality as well as life’s big questions.
In addition, children and youth join us in the sanctuary several times a year for services for all ages and participate in regular children’s chapels throughout the year. There are also opportunities to build community through service projects and fun-filled activities. To learn more about our program, see this year’s RE brochure, which is available online and in the church lobby.
If you have children and youth in your lives, I encourage you to bring them to RE classes regularly. They will benefit from the instruction, hands-on experience and relationships they will build with classmates and teachers. We ask that you register your children and youth, so our teachers can better prepared for their classes. Registration forms are available online as well as in the RE office.
Whether you have children or not, I encourage you to volunteer as a teacher, assistant, Sunday morning administrator, classroom visitor sharing your special talents or a member of the Religious Education Council. It’s a wonderful chance to get to know our children and youth and grow your own faith.
If I can be of assistance, please contact me at 301-493-8300, x206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are at Cedar Lane, please stop by and introduce yourself. I am generally in all day Tuesdays through Thursdays and half days most Fridays and Sundays but best to check if you want to be sure. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year ahead at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church and sharing the journey with you.
Yours in faith and fellowship,
Karen Lee Scrivo
Interim Director of Religious Education
Don't use these forms below; forms for 2013-14 coming very soon!
*Health, Safety, and Permission Forms and the Youth Contract must be completed for each child.
Education Forms and Program Brochure:
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist