Lifespan Faith Development (LFD) at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Roanoke (UUCR)
"Spiritual growth is where you get clear about your values, and you live those values, so your spirit's water runs clear and doesn't hurt anyone downstream." Rev Meg Barnhouse, UU World, Spring 2017
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) AND YOUNG RELIGIOUS UUs (YRUU)
SUMMER RE kicks off on Sunday, June 11, with the new curriculum “Books and Cooks,” a course in cultural cooking for UU kids from preschool to middle school. Through Sunday, June 4, kids will continue “Spirit Play” with our marvelous Youth RE Assistants. Nursery care is provided for younger kids. All kids also have the option of staying with family during the main worship services. Crayons and paper are available.
YRUU is our weekly Sunday afternoon program for high school youth. YRUU participants organize semi-autonomously for a mix of social engagement, faith exploration, community projects, personal growth, and leadership development. YRUU conducted the main worship service on Sunday, May 28, and now is taking the summer off.
Registration has now opened for fall Children's Religious Education classes. Register children and youth for the Nursery, RE classes for PreK through grade 8, and YRUU online at https://goo.gl/forms/zEwwzYtadSW1aNdE3. You must register children and youth each fall, even if they have attended in the past.
FALL RE and YRUU will begin on Sunday September 10
BEYOND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Our children’s RE programs are based on age-appropriate curricula founded on an understanding of child developmental states. We also recognize the generational states of adults as they transition through life’s milestones. There are faith development opportunities for all in the form of adult classes, Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education, intergenerational events, movie nights, potlucks, covenant groups, musical events, mission work, health and well-being activities, sharing circles, interest groups, and much more.
The key to the success of UUCR LFD programs is mentoring. Mentors of all ages and abilities share knowledge, experiences, and unique gifts, serving as RE teachers, chaperones, food providers, seminar leaders, event hosts, child care providers, drivers, curriculum developers, project leaders, community activists, storytellers, advisors, as well as those who simply show up when called. Our firm belief is that every member of UUCR has a meaningful role to play in our faith development, both as a mentor and a lover of learning.
Please contact me to discuss opportunities for faith development at UUCR
Yours in beloved community,
Director of Lifespan Faith Development