RE Forum

May 2, 2022 | Beacon, News, RE-Flections

On Sunday April 24, more than 40 people from East Shore attended the Religious Education Forum with the ministerial candidate. We had a diverse audience of kids, youth, young adults, parents, caregivers, Board member, OWL teachers and RE teachers and staff. We’re so grateful that the Ministerial Search Team and candidate reached out to this amazing group of people, and that such good feelings were shared on both sides. How we engage children, youth, and young adults in creating this next chapter of East Shore is integral to our vision and growth as a congregation. They are each unique with passions, interests, and skills as diverse as our own. Everyone looks forward to the next stages of partnership with the minister and congregation as we adapt to new and diverse needs. Here is some of what participants and the minister shared about our values:

  • supporting parents on the journey of parenthood
  • partnering with families to take UU into their homes and lives
  • support for transitioning to multigenerational worship services
  • caring for youth and families with pastoral concerns and crises
  • committed adult volunteers to help tend and rebuild a youth program for high schoolers
  • youth leadership development on the Board, service, music, and more
  • adapting congregational events and environments for neuro-diversity and different learning styles
  • youth involvement in music, outdoor, community service and social activities helps with their friendships and adult connections
  • young adult ministry from finishing high school through twenties and beyond.

by amanda alice uluhan, Director of Religious Education