Proposed Changes to Adult RE

First, we want to express heartfelt gratitude to Kathleen Hogue for being a vital asset to our work and supporting our growth, as individuals and as a committee, during her tenure at UUSM. We, along with many of you, will miss her wisdom and advice, her sense of humor, and her breadth of experience as a UU religious educator. We wish her well in her future endeavors!

Adult RE plans to begin to operate autonomously and streamline our process for creating new programs. This will allow our volunteers more efficient in their new, increased responsibilities. It also has the advantage of giving the new DRE the opportunity to focus their time and energy exclusively on the Children and Youth program, and simplifies the job description for prospective candidates.

To that end, we will continue our commitment to bringing you interesting, provocative, and inspiring opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. As always, we welcome your ideas and input!

We do need some help in moving forward. We are looking for two new committee members to participate in making Adult Programs as responsive as possible to the needs of our congregation and larger community. You don’t need to have a background in education, just a passion for adult learning and approximately 6 to 8 hours/month to donate to our mission. Just email any one of us below, and we’ll be happy to send you our Charter and our objectives for this year. You are also invited to attend one of our meetings and see what it feels like to be part of UUSM’s Adult Programs for Personal and Spiritual Exploration.

We welcome you to support Adult RE in the coming months through participation in current and future programs, proposing new ideas to us, or joining our committee. We look forward to hearing from you!

—Adult Programs for Personal & Spiritual Exploration (Adult RE): Mark Berlin, Sarah Robson, Beverly Shoenberger (Chair), James Witker, with Teri Lucas (RE Assistant)

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