It’s hard to believe, but my time with Heritage as an Interim is coming to a close. I’ve enjoyed working with my old congregation the past five months, and I have hopefully helped you prepare for your new settled Director of Lifespan Faith Development (DLFD).
One of my final goals is to leave a recommended program for the new staff member to enable them to hit the ground running in fall. It’s looking very likely that we will be able to be back together in person for RE classes. Our current plans are to hold classes outdoors, weather permitting; and in bad weather, to move indoors with mitigation efforts in place.
There is one big obstacle to holding RE classes, though, and that is recruiting enough teachers. We need to recruit 4-teacher teams for every class meeting this fall, or simply put, classes can’t happen.
Can we count on you to teach RE this fall?
Teaching RE can seem scary if you’ve never done it before, but it actually is a very fun and rewarding volunteer position. We ask our teachers to make a one semester, 8 Sunday commitment. You are agreeing to lead 4 classes and to assist another teacher in 4 classes – that’s it! We expect all curricula content and class prep to be done for you so you can concentrate on simply teaching. And my curricula recommendations will be for fun classes our kids want to attend and enjoy thoroughly!
Teach RE and you will be directly making a difference to a child and helping to grow our next generation of UUs. But you, too, will get a great deal out of teaching. This is a spiritually nourishing volunteer position that teaches you about Unitarian Universalism in the process – I guarantee it won’t be only the kids who are learning!
So, can you agree to devote 8 Sundays between September and January toward helping us achieve an in-person RE program? We need all congregants to step forward and help if they are able.
For more information, or to volunteer to teach, contact me at: