Meet Our RE Coordinator

A Message from Debra Zagaeski, our RE Coordinator

Sunday Morning Religious Education Programming

I am looking forward to meeting the children, youth and their families in the weeks and months to come.  We will begin this Church year in Religious Education with children and youth together in one group (with the exception of our Nursery children).
I will lead a Family Chapel and workshop sessions with the children and youth.  We will begin the year learning about our own Unitarian Universalist faith.  The traditions, the principles, the sources.

One important Tradition -Teacher Recruitment:

We will need adult volunteers to assist, that is where your opportunity to serve!   I ask that some folks will step up to assist in the classrooms. Look for the RE sign-up sheet in the coffee hour beginning on September 8.


I look forward to getting to know all of the members and friends in the First Parish Church community.  I invite individuals to share your interests and passions one morning at a time in the Sunday Morning RE Programming.  Let me know if there is something that you may enjoy sharing with our children and youth.
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

The best way to reach me is my email:

In Spirit and Truth and Joy,
Debra Zagaeski, Religious Education Coordinator


Professional child care for kids up to age 5

Spirit Play

Where did we come from?  What are we doing here?  What is our purpose?  How do we choose to live our lives?  What are our gifts?  How do we use them? What happens when we die?  Why do we die?  Why are we lonely and sad sometimes? Our trained Spirit Play teachers help children address these and other questions in the context of Unitarian Universalism, using a Montessori-inspired, play- and story-based approach co-developed by Rev. Dr. Nita Penfold, Rev. Ralph Roberts, and Beverly Leute Bruce. For more information, visit the Spirit Play website:

Spiritual Exploration

This is a program that intends to help young minds develop a clear understanding of the tenets of UU faith and UU identity while also exploring other faith traditions and practices in our community, which is welcoming to people of all faiths and bound by ethics and social action rather than a denominational identity.