DRE’s Blog

What I’m Doing

This is my last newsletter column before I start my 4-month sabbatical on January 22nd. I’d like to take this time to answer questions about what is happening during my time away and to share my goals and plans with you.

Who is taking over for … read more.

Building Relationships on Sunday Morning

One of the first things I tell our RE teachers during their annual teacher training in September is what the goal is in their classrooms on Sunday morning. New teachers are surprised when they hear me say that the number one goal in RE on … read more.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to those families that I haven’t seen this summer. Our intergenerational water ingathering service is on September 10. Please bring a small amount of water from your home or a place you visited this summer.

Our full Religious education program begins on September 17th. … read more.

Coming into Connection (Coming of Age for Adults)

The Coming of Age (COA) curriculum helps youth: discern for themselves what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, individually and as part of the larger faith community; act on personal beliefs and values; and recognize and honor the movement of a youth from childhood … read more.

Robin’s Sabbatical

Did you know that Robin Pugh has been leading our Religious Education program for 8 years?! Yes, this marks the beginning of her ninth year at UUCWC. She is the longest serving Director of Religious Education in UUCWC history. Because of that, it is an … read more.

Beloved Conversations Panel: General Assembly 2017

On the Friday of General Assembly, three leaders of congregations that took Beloved Conversations were asked to share their reflections having done this hard and sacred work. Robin was one of those three! Speaking before thousands in person, and more online, the full script that … read more.

Encouraged and Inspired After General Assembly

I’ve just returned from the UUA’s General Assembly in New Orleans. The theme was “Resist and Rejoice”. To be honest, I approached this GA with curiosity and trepidation. I wondered about the health of our denomination after several troubling events at our national headquarters. These … read more.

The Religious Education Year in Review

We have had a wonderful year in children’s RE.  Our program is growing. We have 117 children and youth, that is15 children more than last year. We have several classes that are bursting from the seams with over 15 registered children.

A lot of volunteers are … read more.