Welcome to UUFEC Religious Exploration
- Welcome Lisa Farley, UUFEC Director of Religious Exploration
Lisa Farley, M.Ed. has returned to UUFEC to once again serve as the Director of Religious Exploration. Lisa lived in Niceville FL from 2004-2008 and during that time was a classroom RE teacher and DRE. Four moves, two states, and one country later, she and her family are excited to return and put down roots in Niceville and this wonderful UUFEC community.
As a parent and educator, Lisa has an understanding of the unique challenges that face our children today. She strives to help parents create a balance and allow children a joyful place to be creative, ask questions, and explore their passions. Lisa looks forward to helping the fellowship continue to build a strong and vibrant program for our children and youth. As one of our common RE chalice lightings states, may all our children be “of the open mind, the loving heart, and the helping hands.”
UUFEC RE registration is open and is now ONLINE! All children/youth birth through grade 12 must be registered to participate in nursery and RE programs. This is our first attempt at going electronic – all feedback is appreciated. Here is the link to register:
Weekly Classes and Upcoming Events
- 2016-2017 Religious Exploration Program for Children and Youth
FIRST HOUR PROGRAMS:
Nursery – Provides nurturing childcare for infants through pre-kindergarten.
Picture Book Unitarian Universalism: Kindergarten to 2nd grade explore our Unitarian Universalist principles through carefully selected picture books which illustrate UU identity. (Piper Room)
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Harry and UU: Grades 3-5 include fun wizarding activities, but the main purpose of the curriculum is social action. The class forms a chapter of Dumbledore’s army and fights against various Horcruxes. Horcruxes are real world social action projects in our community. (Stage Room)
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Youth: All youth are welcome in service.
Nursery – Provides nurturing childcare for infants through kindergarten.
Fun in Action – A time of fun and fellowship for our elementary aged children (Piper Room)
Youth – Youth are invited to attend our adult second hour programming.
- June 21-25, 2017 Plan Now to Send your Teen to General Assembly
General Assembly for the Unitarian Universalist Association is in New Orleans June 21-25. 2017. The Religious Exploration Program would like to support teens attending this program. If your son/daughter is in grades 9-12 and would be interested in attending, please let Lisa Farley, DRE know as soon as possible. Here is a couple inks with some of the educational and spiritual opportunities at this annual convention: http://blueboat.blogs.uua.org/general-assembly-2016/youth-caucus-2016-user-guide-2/ & http://www.uua.org/re/youth/events/gacaucus/faq.
- RE Summer Sundays begin May 28
We are looking for UUFEC members to volunteer ONE SUNDAY in the summer to assist in class or lead an activity of your choice. Contact Lisa Farley, DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org or watch for the sign up coming soon.
- May 19th, 2017 Intergenerational Bridging Ceremony
Hope you can join us this Sunday for a special intergenerational service. We have been practicing a special story/play that allows all children in attendance to participate. During the service, we will be “bridging” a few of our children, presenting a slide show with pictures from the year, and also recognizing our volunteers for their hard work & dedication. This is a very fun day for adults and children alike.
RE children and youth, please arrive 15 minutes before service (9:45 am) to prepare for our presentation
Lisa Farley, Director of Religious Exploration
Stephanie Marshall, Chair, Religious Exploration Committee