Religious Exploration (R.E.) Bundle o' News

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January 14, 2024 in R.E.

RE continued to explore the idea of Liberating Love this past Sunday. Our adventurous volunteers lead our preschool & elementary students in experiments involving water and lots of glue to demonstrate how an act of love can “spread” throughout a community, and beyond. The Middle Schoolers had a deeper look at Liberating Love by focusing on what is happening “upstream” to cause unjust situations. Our Middle School Youth Group jumped the night away on Saturday at a local trampoline park and a large group of youth connected after the winter break at High School Youth Group to create a chalice together. Thank you to all our advisors, volunteers, and families that made this weekend a memorable one!

Photos from the morning found here!
Photos from the MSYG at the trampoline park found here!

Jan/Feb 2024 Upcoming Events

  • HSYG Lock-in, January 26 from 6:00pm over night to January 27th 9:00am
  • Children’s Chapel, January 28th at11am
  • Multigenerational Service, February 4 with Children’s Choirs Singing

Events Flyers for Middle and High School Youth

If you have any 6th-12th Graders in your family, or you are just curious about what our Youth Specialist, Jennifer Nelson, and the Middle/High school youth are up to this Winter/Spring, please check out the High School Open House and Middle School Open House flyers. 

REsources (for your family to use at home!)

The Soulful Home Topic this Month is Liberating Love

If you would like to do more exploration into our monthly topic, click here for the Soulful Home materials, including activities and ideas for bringing our theme into your home. The "At the Table" section on page 3 is a great list of questions for families to explore together. Let us know about your experience with the Soulful Home!

Sunday, December 31, 2023 in R.E.

Thank you to the many of you who attended the Kwanzaa service this Sunday and helped with the Karamu feast afterward! The ERUUF campus was full and festive with so much eating and connecting as we focused on the Kwanzaa principle of Kuumba, or creativity.

This Sunday, RE starts off 2024 with all of our classes meeting and exploring our Monthly Theme of Liberating Love, the start to K/1st Our Whole Lives (OWL) Class, and an Open House for our wonderful Youth Groups (all youth 6th grade and up are welcome and encouraged to attend!). We hope to see you this Sunday at ERUUF and in the CARE Building!

Youth Group Open House

January 7; After second service

We will kick off the new year with an open house for all high school families after the second service on January 7th in the CARE building. Join us to meet the HSYG & MSYG advisors, learn about our Spring programming, and see what your kids have been up to in Youth Group this year!

Please RSVP here so the appropriate amount of refreshments can be prepared.