Meet Our RE Coordinator


A Message from Debra Zagaeski, our RE Coordinator


Sunday Morning R.E. Classes:

We 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.

Important: RE Volunteers

We need volunteer adults to sign up to assist in either the PreK/K class or Grade one and above class from October through December

In the PreK/K class there will be one youth childcare helper.
It will be a simple spirit play style class with a story and free play time.

In the Grade one and above class Debra will be lead teacher.
We will be exploring spiritual practices two Sundays a month and engaging in a social justice activity one time a month.

Please go to the sign up genius links below to sign up to assist on a particular date and class.

Pre-K/K sign up Oct-Dec
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4CAEAF2CA0FF2-prekk

Grade 1 and Up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4CAEAF2CA0FF2-teacher

If you have any questions please contact Debra at dzagaeski@gmail.com.


Connection:

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: dzagaeski@gmail.com

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


Nursery 

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: http://www.spirit-play.com/


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.

Religious Education Classes October through December

We need volunteer adults to sign up to assist in either the PreK/K class or Grade one and above class from October through December

In the PreK/K class there will be one youth childcare helper.
It will be a simple spirit play style class with a story and free play time.

In the Grade one and above class Debra will be lead teacher.
We will be exploring spiritual practices two Sundays a month and engaging in a social justice activity one time a month.

Please go to the sign up genius links below to sign up to assist on a particular date and class.

Pre-K/K sign up Oct-Dec
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4CAEAF2CA0FF2-prekk

Grade 1 and Up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4CAEAF2CA0FF2-teacher

If you have any questions please contact Debra at dzagaeski@gmail.com.

Magazines wanted!

Debra is looking for high quality photo magazines such as National Geographic, Photography and Nature magazines for a project with the children.  Please drop magazines off in the box marked magazines in the fellowship hall.

Wanted:  gently used yoga mats!

If you have a gently used yoga mat that is just sitting around in some dusty corner please bring them to the Church.  The children will use them when we learn some yoga postures in the months ahead.  thank you!

Connection:

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: dzagaeski@gmail.com

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