Hello Beloved WUUC Community!

As we begin a new church year and think about our in-person-gathering plans, it is once again time to think about how each of us will share our time and talents with one another.  One of the most important concepts of Unitarian Universalism is to support one another as we grow and learn. Sometimes we focus on our own learning, and sometimes we focus on helping others along their journey. This year, I want to invite you to consider a volunteer position that does both: Teaching!

Several of our current teachers are taking a well-deserved break from teaching this year, and many of our youth volunteers have graduated and are moving away. As a result, we need  Religious Education teachers and volunteers at all levels: Nursery/pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school. In addition, we will probably need facilitators for all levels of Our Whole Lives (OWL) comprehensive sexuality education classes.  

We have many new families with children who have been attending our virtual services and I am envisioning a vibrant  and revitalized religious education program this year. But in order to make that a reality, we need your help.  

So, I encourage you to think about your talents. What do you have to share? Do you like telling stories or crafting or cooking or making music or art or building? Could you help teach meditation or dance or games?  Do you want to share your passion about a social justice issue with the next generation? Are you invested in politics or philosophy or nature or sports or coding? What skills and talents do you have that you could share with the young UU’s in our congregation? Or maybe you don’t know how your particular gifts could be shared. Just let me know. I am more than happy to work with you to figure out how your gifts and talents can fit into our Religious Education program this year.

I know it can be intimidating or seem like a big commitment. But if we have enough volunteers, the commitment isn’t too great.  And I promise that the kids at WUUC aren’t so scary.  They are an amazing group of young people who constantly provide profound insights and teach us as much as we touch them. And you will not be alone. You will have all of the support that the Religious Education Committee and I can provide.

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes the commitment of our whole church community to raise our children.  I can’t wait to see what we create together!