March 11: Religious Exploration for Children and Youth

Last Week, the Chalice Children learned about empathy, shared stories about how other people feel, and made friendship bracelets for others. The Roots and Shoots friends began learning about educational disparities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are learning that educating women and girls worldwide is critical, so they can contribute to both their family life and the prosperity of their communities. The Coming of Age Class learned about the origins of Christianity.

This Sunday, our Chalice Children will share Irish blessings as they continue learning about respecting others’ inherent worth and dignity. The Roots and Shoots Class will continue learning about the crisis of access to education for girls and continue preparing for their Middle Eastern banquet (to be held April 8). The Coming of Age Class will begin planning their June 3 worship celebration when they will present their personal credo statements to the congregation. Mark your calendars!

Next Sunday, The Chalice Children will continue their unit about emotions. The Roots and Shoots Friends will work on their projects and information to be presented to the congregation at the April 8 potluck. Middle Eastern food will be shared. The Coming of Age class will be away at a retreat of Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center. They will be joining other UU Coming of Age groups from NY, PA and NY for a weekend of formation and fellowship. The High School Age Youth reunites with a new (and energized) team of adult advisors!!!

Mill Creek RE Volunteers are special, loved and appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in our welcoming Religious Exploration Program, contact our DRE at There’s a place for you in our circle of safety, love and learning.

Check us out!!! You’d be surprised to see all of the meaningful activity and learning that occurs during the RE hour!