August 2018  
Monthly Religious Education News

July 2018

Religious Education

All Souls Unitarian Universalist religious education
nurtures liberal religious discovery and the spiritual development of children and youth.


Religious Education News from Reverend Caitlin
From Nursery through High School


Summer 2018


As I write my final Religious Education column, I am very aware of the marking of a transition time for us at All Souls.  I’m grateful to be able to continue to serve this congregation with a new focus on pastoral care, building on the connections we’ve forged together over 6 years now.  I also look forward to welcoming our new Director of Faith Formation, Perry Montrose, who will bring his unique gifts and ideas to the ministry of Religious Education at All Souls.  He will start on August 1.

I will always take an interest in our children and youth, and I will continue to serve as a pastoral support to them and their families.  As our leadership team transitions, I ask that you join me in welcoming Perry to the faith formation helm, and in deferring to him when it comes to the vision and program details.  Arlene Stoltz and I will do our best to help Perry to “hit the ground running,” including recruiting many of our fall teachers by the end of June.  Please contact me if you’d like to consider teaching as an adventure in your own faith formation this coming year!

On Sunday June 24, we begin our summer format of “Summer Fun and Games,” concurrent with the 10 a.m. summer services.  This is a more relaxed format where we check in with one another in a morning circle, and then engage in activities and crafts in a one-room-schoolhouse context. Children entering 6th grade and older are invited to experience the worship service with their families.  We ask for two adult volunteers per summer Sunday to support the “Summer Fun & Games” experience.  The following Sundays have volunteer openings.  Please pick a Sunday to help and share in the fun!

July 1 (2 volunteers needed)

July 29 (1 volunteer needed)

August 5 (1 volunteer needed)

August 12 (2 volunteers needed)

August 26 (1 volunteer needed)

Thank You to:

Brad Mock, Jordyn and Mackenzie Mershon for assisting with childcare during our Coming of Age service.

All of our dedicated and spirit-filled Religious Education volunteers of the 2017-2018 church year!  If you weren’t at our volunteer recognition during the Flower Communion, please stop by so that we can give you our token of appreciation!