Dear Old Ship,
The world gives us lots of messages about being careful, and polite, and using our inside voices… but Annie Dillard reminds us that sometimes, what’s called for is “the extravagant gesture”.
I like to think this is something that a Unitarian Universalist religious education can provide… an opportunity for the extravagant gesture… and a place to experience it… together.
What we offer is as needed now, as it ever has been… and the Religious Education committees, for children and for Youth, have already begun dreaming grand dreams and planning big plans.
I’m including an R.E. calendar in this newsletter with the things we’ve come up with so far. Things will be added as we go along… and no doubt some plans will be discarded. That’s how we stay responsive to the needs and enthusiasms of our children and Youth, and their families.
Feel free to talk to me about the calendar, about your extravagant ideas, and about what would be most nourishing for you and your family.
Call, e-mail or visit me during the week, because as always, I like to dedicate my brief, precious, Sunday morning time to being 100% present and available to children and Youth, who don’t have the power or the executive skills to call, e-mail, or visit me during the week…
“Flinging intricacies and colossi”…
Director of Religious Education
1- I can’t wait to see you all for our Homecoming Service and Water Communion, Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Meeting House.
2- Like last year, our first day of R.E. (September 20) will be a scavenger hunt of the Parish house… Ground floor to attic… Teams of teachers, children and Youth… Getting to know each other, getting to know the building, and getting to know where to find stuff… all in one fun, pseudo-competitive swoop.