RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Childcare in the nursery is available on all Sunday mornings from 10:20 to noon for those up to age 5.  It is located in the lower level Rainbow Rooms at Chapin Memorial Church.

Children of all ages are always welcome to attend the service in the sanctuary. Chalice bags are available in the foyer for anyone of any age who is better able to participate in a Sunday service while keeping their hands busy.  Look for special bags for those under age 3.

Please retrieve your child from the nursery after the service.

RE JANUARY SESSIONS, 2019

All Children and Youth (K-12th grade) will meet at the Olympia Brown House (16 Ford Ave.) for workshops beginning at 10:30. Please retrieve your K-3rd grader before noon. All others can walk to Chapin unaccompanied after class.

There will be no OWL (Our Whole Lives) classes until Feb. 3rd. OWL participants are welcome to join in January workshops.

What Happens During January Sessions? Each January the Religious Education Committee hosts a series of workshops that conclude with presenting an Intergenerational Service to our congregation.   This January is a look at our UU Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.  We will be looking at our relationships with animals. There will be guests, the occasional animal, activities, and snack. January Sessions are a great time to bring a friend!

January 6th: We will host SUNY Oneonta’s Anthropology Professor Renee Walker who studies paleoarchaeology. She will help us understand the very beginnings of human beings’ relationship with wolves and how wolves later came to be dogs.

January 13th: Today will be about domesticated animals who are not usually our companions but provide us with other things we need such as wool. Our guest will be a llama farmer. There may even be a llama visitor if the weather cooperates.

January 20th: Cheryl DeDecker will visit with service dog, Spirit. Cheryl and Rev. Craig have spent many hours training both their dogs to be service dogs. We will learn about what is required for service training and about some of the many things service animals can do to help people.

January 26th: A pizza party and service practice from 5:30 to 7pm in the sanctuary at Chapin Memorial Church. (If needed we will also have an early practice before January 27th’s service – we’ll let you know!)

January 27th : Religious Education participants will present a service called “All Creatures Great and Small.”

FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM CONTACT  UUSO Director of Religious Education,

Susan Ryder, dre@uuso.org


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