open minds. loving hearts. helping hands.

Welcome to the Religious Education pages of the UUCLB website. We invite you to explore our pages, ask questions for clarification, and engage in our programming. We believe that the search for truth and meaning is a lifelong search, and we hope that you’ll continue your search with us.

Religious Education holds a central place in the life of this congregation, and we offer classes, events and programs for all ages that are meant to encourage spiritual, intellectual and personal growth and connect to our mission to “inspire and encourage each other in our spiritual journeys.”

We look forward to learning with you.

We are currently meeting with our different religious education groups on-line during this time of Covid-19 shelter at-home mandate. A “Time for All Ages” is offered during most worship services on Sundays for our youth. Special connections with our youth and children is facilitated with our Religious Education teacher volunteers. If you wish your child or youth to participate in an age appropriate zoom meeting, please email our Religious Education Director.

Religious Education programming is presented by a team of volunteers, overseen by the Director of Religious Education and the Religious Education Committee. If you have questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact us.

Contact the Director of Religious Education: Email


September News from Naomi

How can it be that summer is over already?? We should all be so proud that we’ve managed to gracefully navigate the ever-changing landscape. During Rev. Lissa’s first service, we were all reminded to “pause” and with school just around the corner, it is an excellent time to take that advice. I am inspired by Mary McLeod Bethune’s ingenuity to overcome obstacles that tried to keep her from learning, from teaching, from voting. She lived and thrived through the Spanish Flu, Suffrage and two World Wars. We also must keep growing, learning, thriving and teaching our young ones during this time where our votes are precious and our health needs safeguarding. Breathe in peace with those you love, and find, in that connection, strength and support for one another. Please remember that the best thing that you can do for your family, is to put your mask on first!

Even though our Faith in Action Backpack Project was truncated this year, people still so generously gave! Despite the heat, our collection of backpack donations during Rev Lissa’s Drive-thru Welcome continued to grow. Leslie and Kai had dueling laptops as they recorded commentary during the event. The backpacks and supplies sat in Conrad’s Shed for a few days as an added safeguard before Bethune Transitional Center came to pick them up.

The September Parent and Guardian Chat features guest appearances by this year’s RE Teachers on Thursday, 9/10 from 6-7 pm. Come get the latest updates and socialize with other adults.

Our Faith in Action program resumes on Sept 27th. “Fall” back into Faith in Action is the theme. And so, after we’ve taken our well deserved pause, let’s take a breath and get ready to fall gracefully into our new routines.

Let us be the church of the Open Minds, Loving Hearts, and Helping Hands where friends Zoom together. Let the Journey continue!

Be safe. Be well. Know you are loved.

Blessings be,
Naomi

Director of Religious Education


2020-2021 Sunday Mornings for Children and Youth

We encourage families to attend the worship service together. Religious Education has been scheduled before and after worship so that each grade cohort may attend class without overlapping Zoom meetings. This year’s curricula for each cohort supports our RE Committee’s mission which is “to Create a community where each youth is known and empowered.”

Sept 6, SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Sept 13, CURRICULAR DAY
Sept 20, CURRICULAR DAY
Sept 27, FAITH IN ACTION


Sunday Schedule, Times and Curriculum:

9:00 – 9:25 AM, Preschool – Kindergarten—SPIRIT PLAY CLASSROOM

9:30 – 9:55 AM, 1st to 4th Grade —BIBLE & UU SUPER HEROES

11:00 – 11:25 AM, 9th to 12th Grade —BE THE CHANGE: MULTI-CULTURAL & ANTI-RACISM PROJECT

11:30 – 11:55 AM, 5th to 9th Grade —ILLUMINATION ACADEMY