The UUFC’S programs for religious exploration (RE) are led by Director of Religious Exploration for Children & Youth Michael Molk, and Director of Adult Religious Growth & Learning Ann Mbacke, who are advised by a Lifespan RE Council, and supported by many volunteer members and friends. Programs serve children (pre-K through 6th grade), youth (7th through 12th grades), and adults of all ages. Our theme for 2016-2017 is “Who Are UU? Putting Our Principles Into Practice.” If you’d like to help teach, advise, or otherwise assist with a RE program, consider volunteering – find more information at RE Volunteer Opportunities or contact Michael or Ann. A brief overview of each of our RE programs is provided below, with more information on linked pages.
INFANTS AND TODDLERS
Sunday mornings during both our 9:30 and 11:00 AM services, infants and toddlers are warmly welcomed and cared for by a loving team of dedicated caregivers. Children are also always welcome to attend worship at both services with their families. The team of adult volunteers and one youth create a space for young children to play, learn and explore together. For more information, see our Infants and Toddlers page.
RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION FOR CHILDREN
The primary role of our Children’s RE program is to enhance children’s faith development in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children to learn, ask questions and have fun. The Fellowship’s RE for Children is among the largest in the Northwest with 98 children involved last year. So, how might you get involved? That’s easy. Every year the program requires the help of 35 volunteer teachers and numerous other volunteers. These are great kids. Whatever your role might be in helping them learn and grow, you will find yourself learning right along with them. For more information, see our Children’s Programs page.
RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION FOR YOUTH
The Fellowship’s RE Program for Youth serves youth from 7th grade through high school and is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for youth to learn and grow while they explore their own faith. The program has two age groups, 7th/8th graders and 9th/12th graders. If you enjoy working with young people at this pivotal stage in their growth, you are likely to find just the right opportunity in this program. Adult volunteer advisors are needed to assist with both of the age groups, and other volunteers are sometimes needed for special events and activities. For more information, see our Youth Programs page.
RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION FOR ADULTS
At the heart of the Unitarian Universalism movement is the individual search for truth and meaning, but you’re never too young or too old to explore and learn with others. The UUFC has a variety of adult programs that promote life-long intellectual and spiritual growth — classes, reading groups, workshops, retreats, lectures, and more. Join with others in an intellectually stimulating and spiritually safe environment. Find current and upcoming offerings at Adult RE Programs.
UUs in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to join our Young Adult group, which meets for regular discussions on a variety of topics and holds occasional movie nights, potlucks, and hikes. For more information, contact the UUFC Office at 541-752-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Campus Ministry group meets every other week at Westminster House on the Oregon State University campus and participates in activities with our Young Adult group. Young adult UUs from 18-25 are especially invited to participate in Campus Ministry activities. For more information, contact the UUFC Office at 541-752-5218 or email email@example.com.
OUR MISSION… Explore. Love. Act. We gather as an inclusive religious community to search for meaning, build deep connections, and inspire action toward a better world for all.
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