As we approach the last couple of months of the religious education year at UUCE, and prepare to enter the slower, summer months – I find myself starting to think about what the RE Program might be able to do in the future. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to continue to have RE on-site into the fall and long into the future, but the simple fact remains that to do much of anything with our incredible kids, we need RE Volunteers. The RE Program at UUCE will be what this community makes it, so I would ask you to consider:
Why should I volunteer to teach RE?
- Because you’d like to get to know the youngest members of our community. The youth and kids at UUCE are AWESOME, and anyone would be lucky to get to know them and be a part of their lives.
- Because you’re interested in faith development. Not only do you get a front-row seat to the growing faith of our kids and youth, but before you know it, you’ll start to learn a whole lot from them and they’ll help you become a better UU, too.
- Because you’d like to hang out with some of the best volunteers at UUCE. The teachers we already have are a huge asset, not just to the RE Program, but to the whole church community. By volunteering with them, you’ll get to learn with and from them, and also support the incredible work they’re doing to teach our community’s kids.
Have you ever thought about volunteering with the RE Program? If you’re interested, or if you’d like to learn more about what’s involved – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me! I’d love to tell you all about how I can support you, and how you can support the kids at UUCE.
Marj Askins (she/her) Religious Education Coordinator Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin Marjorie.firstname.lastname@example.org