Join us in RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (RE) this year!

Summer RE concludes Sept 9. Kids start in worship then leave for a guided activity connected to the arts. The next RE year starts Sept 23.

JOIN US IN RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION NEXT YEAR !

Infant-3 yearsNURSERY    NEED: Adult Subs (can be paid position)

Jackie Derse, Journey LaRose

Our Nursery is staffed by a paid experienced childcare supervisor and a high school assistant. Unstructured play in a safe and nurturing environment next to the Sanctuary.

PreK-KSPIRIT PLAY     NEED: 2 Storytellers and 1 Assistant

Jay Harrington (Assts: Kate Gridley, Natali West)

Circle with story told with basket of miniature figures/props, followed by wondering questions and art/other responses, freedom to use room materials as kids wish.  Based on Montessori philosophy.

 

Grades 1-4SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE    NEED: 1 Leader and 2 Assistants

Gerry Loney, Will Porter (Asst: Amy Mason)

UU curriculum where the learning takes place through physical movement, challenges, and adventure.  Teaches children about the values of Unitarian Universalism using activities like dissecting a computer, building cantilevered architecture, and circus arts.  Sports, medicine, food, science, building and exploring are the themes for learning about our history, famous UUs who have made notable contributions to our lives, and ways to incorporate our principles into our daily lives.

Grades 5-6:  sUUper plays 2   (plus OWL 5-6)    NEED: 1 Assistant

Abi Sessions, Jess Rouse (Asst: Chris Hammond)

Mini-plays (4 minute average) about Unitarian Universalist holidays and special days. Some funny, some serious, all meaningful. Plays will be done in many different ways: performed in Worship services, performed for other kids in RE, and done for their own group, as an exploration tool.

 Grades 5-6OWL (Our Whole Lives) 5-6   (11 Sundays)

Michele Lowy, Ted Scheu  -OWL is by special enrollment and requires attending the Parent Orientation

11 Sessions including Sexuality and Values, Images in Popular Culture, Body Image, Changes of Puberty, Gender, Feelings and Attraction, Decisions and Actions, Reproduction and Staying Healthy, Understanding Consent, Healthy Relationships, and Communication.

 Grades 7-8COMING OF AGE    NEED: 1 Leader and 1-2 Assistants

Piper Harrell, Allie Izzard (Fall) (Asst: Izzie Cass – Spring)

A Unitarian Universalist rite of passage in Middle School. Includes team-building, social justice, UU identity, ritual, games, fall kick-off day retreat, spring trip to Boston, creating personal belief statements, the Coming of Age spring celebration Worship service, and much more.

Grades 9-12YOUTH GROUP    NEED: 1 Advisor for Jan-May

Gail Borden, Heidi Sulis, Allie Izzard (Fall)

Members of the Youth Group drive the activities.  They often include discussions, making dinner for residents of the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes, games, recreational activities, and fundraising for service trip. Often take part in a spring Youth Con with other Vermont UU Youth Groups. YSOP Service Week trip in spring to New York City this year. 2-3 Sundays/month 4-6.

All AgesKIDS FOR KIDS    NEED: 2-3 Assistants

Jess Danyow

Kids doing social justice and community service for other kids.  Projects include CROP Walk to End Hunger, making & selling holiday ornaments as a UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraiser, and others.