Posts by RE Coordinator

Doing things, a little differently

I’ve had a career in non-profits long enough to know: people get nervous about new people who come along and say “we’re going to try doing this a little differently.” Human beings have a tendency to assume that the way we are currently doing this is the correct or best way to do them, and when someone comes a long and proposes a new way, it feels like a criticism or a rebuke. Also, we usually have good reasons for our current methods. Change often feels like…

RE Dates for this Fall

Religious Education will be starting back up again soon! Please contact RE Coordinator Marj Askins if you have any questions or concerns. We’ll plan to have RE Classes on the following dates: Sept 4th Sept 18th Oct 2nd Oct 16th Oct 30th Nov 6th Nov 27th Dec 11th Thanks, Marj Askins (she/her) Religious Education Coordinator – Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin Marjorie.askins@uuce.org

Help Us Name the New Worship Space

We have created a new space in the narthex for people of any age who might be more comfortable listening to a sermon when they can do something with their hands (especially our congregation’s kiddos!). We’re looking for help with naming it! It’s a quiet worship corner, but also a place for people with active minds and bodies. Any and all suggestions will be considered and are appreciated.  Please send your suggestions by the end of August to Marj Askins, Religious…

UU Youth Event Saturday, April 23

I’m excited to tell you that several of us RE folks in the area are planning an outing for UU youth in our area. It will be outdoors and covid-safe (as much as possible). Everyone in our 12 and up group is welcome to join! There will be more details to come in the coming weeks. Let me know if you or your youth have any concerns about anything we’re planning that you’d like me to be aware of – we…

From Religious Education

Trying RE over Zoom It’s been a long time since we were together for RE way back in November and we’re really starting to miss the kids of UUCE! Now that the holidays are behind us, we’re starting to offer some time for our kids to see each other on Zoom until we can physically gather again. We know they miss each other and the community they find at church, so we hope to give them some time and some…

From Religious Education

I don’t know how you all are feeling, but I’m certainly having trouble grappling with the fact that we’re in the midst of another holiday season while this terrible pandemic continues. It’s so hard to plan anything or imagine a time when we might be on the other side of this, but I do have faith that we will get through it. The pandemic has brought into sharp definition for me a new way of understanding our 7th Principle. Most of the…

Religious Education for ages 4-18

Our RE Classes will be meeting once again this coming Sunday! Kids aged 4-11 will meet in the big classroom on the 3rd floor, and will be doing a fun activity to learn about different ways of understanding miracles. Youth aged 12 and up will be in the Couch Room on the 3rd floor and will be exploring the practice of meditation. All children, youth, and volunteers will be expected to be masked. If you have any questions or concerns, or if…