Children and Youth Religious Education News

REflecting and Learning: Children and Youth

Well it's that time of year -- cliché `holiday spirit extravaganza’.  Snow, decorations, presents, and family gatherings. Turkey? Ham? Eggnog? What's the tradition in your family? TV and movies offer plenty of scripts for how these things go, but really, what are your traditions? It might seem obvious to you, but have you shared these with your loved ones lately?  Have you told the stories that you associate with the holidays? What have you kept and left behind? What have you built? I remember as a child spending many hours lying awake or sneaking out to listen to adults reminisce. I learned so much about my family and about what our traditions were from these quiet hours. This is where I learned the why and where and how of our family rituals. But whether it is from reminiscing or from discussion, it is important to elevate the traditions of our families. Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!


Upcoming Events:

  • Holiday Caroling:  December 15 at 6:30pm at SFUU.  See Calendar page for details

  • K-2nd Grade OWL:  January 7 - March 4 from 9:15-10:15am on Sunday.  Registration will start soon!  

  • RE Retreat at Montera Lighthouse: weekend of February 24.  This is an annual event for RE teachers and families. Save the date and RSVP to Adrean Dills before December 23! 

   -Adrean Dills, Director of Children/Youth Religious Education