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.”
Hello RE families,
Last week our RE program had a Passover seder led by Amy. Children learned the history and traditions around the Jewish holiday. Want to know more? Check out the following site: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/What-Is-Passover.htm
Our youth program has also been growing! The last few weeks we have had larger groups led by Jennifer Conroy. The increased attendance is very exciting!
Weekly Classes and Upcoming Events
- Sunday, May 1, 2016
This Sunday we will be studying bugs with Odin Toness. This is a special event in our RE Web of Life unit. Odin’s passion for bugs embodies our third UU principle around the continued quest for knowledge (freedom to learn together) and our 7h principle caring for planet earth. We are very fortunate to have Odin with us this week! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and play clothes.
- Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Stephanie and I will be leading a study of Beatrix Potter. As part of our WEB OF LIFE unit, we will enjoy animals, just like Beatrix Potter did. This lesson will promote the interdependent web of all existence (which we are a part of) and celebrate the mystery and wonder of literature.
- Sunday, May 22, 2016
This will be CELEBRATION SUNDAY. We will celebrate our children making significant life milestones and also honor our volunteers in the RE program.
- Sunday, May 29, 2016
This begins our Summer Sundays program. We are asking all families to consider volunteering one Sunday in the summer to share a game, talent, story, etc with our amazing children.
- July 5th – 8th
July 5-8 we will be offering a special 1/2 day camp based on our UU principles. More details coming soon!
Lisa Farley, Director of Religious Exploration
Don Harrison, Chair, Religious Exploration Committee