Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

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Feb 16: RE News

Feb 16, 2018

Friends and families,

In RE we are looking for some help! We are always looking for teachers, but if you aren’t quite ready to teach but have a little time to give, I have the job for you! They are of varying time commitments and skills, and can be completed at various times of the week.

Librarian --We have some great books in the RE library! They are used in classes and in Service, but I don’t have a good list of what we have. This tasks asks 1-2 people to make a spreadsheet with our existing book titles and authors, then be sure they are on the shelves in alphabetical order.

RE Council --The Youth Religious Education (RE) Council will be re-forming this spring as the oversight committee for the RE Program. It will be a smaller, streamlined Council, and completely volunteer run. The Council will meet least quarterly and at other times necessary, with the first meeting on Feb 25 at 12:15pm. If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact Jamili Omar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  (See below for more information.)

Religious Education
Classes this Sunday, Feb 18 will meet as scheduled.

...Pre-K. This class will be studying the Chalice Children curriculum which is a general introduction to UU Principles and to our church in particular. The class will be offered the 1st and 3rd Sundays. We will meet on Feb 18 to study the wonder of stars!

...Elementary. In keeping with our theme of World Religions, the focus of the Elementary class is Origin Stories from many different religious perspectives. The class will focus this week on an introduction to Islam.

...Middle School. Our Middle Schoolers are back at UUCT this week, learning about Islam. Their next field trip is to the Tucson Islamic Center on the evening of Sunday Feb. 25 (we will hold RE as usual in the morning of Feb 25). Check your email for more information from the middle school teachers.

...YRUU. Principled Music is their curriculum and it asks students to explore their own values through music. Students will listen to song(s) presented by the advisors, and be able to share their own music. This week we are back to music and discussion on the topic of war.

...Young Adult. Are you 18-35 and looking to get involved in UUCT in a different way? If so, we have a YA group that is just starting to form and is looking for ...you! Several of our YA congregants are interested in getting a group going for social, educational, or spiritual experiences. If you want to participate or have ideas, let me know!

...Parents and Guardians and All People Who Are Doing The Work of Raising Children
Raising children is amazing, magical, wonderful --and difficult, challenging, isolating, frustrating. It is the whole emotional spectrum, often in the space of a few minutes! Let’s come together as caregivers for children to share this ride to see if we can make it a little smoother. The format of the “Parenting Club” is socializing and a light dinner for families, then, children will go to child care so the adults can talk.

**For this club, families should bring dinner for themselves. Come as you are! Fast-food, leftovers, sandwiches, pizza, or gourmet meals are all equally welcome.

Who: UU Families with children or youth of all ages who are looking for support, encouragement, ideas, understanding. Kids are welcome! Child care provided.
When: Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
Time: 5-7pm
Location: UUCT Servetus room (in the childcare courtyard)
What: Socializing
Cost: a suggested donation of $5 per child but no one turned away.
RSVP: to Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb 10
Join us on Facebook: Parenting Club at UUCT

World Religions Book Club
Are you ready to delve into 8 of the world’s religions including Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Primal Religions? Older youth and adults who are curious about what various religions teach are welcome. If you can’t access the book, alternate materials can be provided, so don’t let that stop you from attending! Each member of the group comes to this study with open curiosity. No expertise needed! You’re welcome to attend all or drop in as your time allows.

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: UUCT Emerson room
Date and topic: Feb 18 --Zoroastrianism

For up-to-date information, follow us online: https://uuctworldreligions.blogspot.com/ or on facebook: World Religions Book Club at UUCT

Upcoming Events and Classes
Here are the Life-Span Faith Development events coming up:

DateTimeEventLocation
Feb 18 12:00-1:00 pm World Religions Book Club --Zoroastrianism Emerson
Feb 25 12:15-1:15 pm RE Council Meeting Fuller
Mar 4 12:00-1:00 pm World Religions Book Club --Christianity Emerson
Mar 4 12:15-1:15 pm New Teacher Orientation TBA
Mar 18 12:00-1:00 pm World Religions Book Club --Islam Emerson
March 25 12:30-1:30 pm Teacher Training TBA

Jamili Omar
Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

 

RE COUNCIL

The Youth Religious Education (RE) Council will be re-forming this spring. The RE Council defines the overall philosophy and vision of the RE Program for children and youth and formulates policies to ensure that the mission and goals are effectively implemented. The RE Council is the oversight committee for the RE
Program, and in association with the RE staff, motivates, enrolls, and coordinates volunteers.  The general responsibilities of the RE Council are:

  • The RE Council establishes the Policies and Procedures of the RE Program, oversees budget requests and expenditures, sets registration fees, schedules meetings and activities, promotes the mission of the RE Program, and publicizes the RE Program through its activities and through written documents.
  • The RE Council recruits and supports program volunteers including providing appreciation and recognition.
  • The RE Council meets at least quarterly and at other times necessary.
  • The RE Council members will occasionally serve as a Sunday Supervisor when DRE is unavailable.

The Council will meet Feb 25 at 12:15pm. If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact Jamili Omar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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