As October rolls in, our senses notice the change of season. The color of the leaves change before our eyes; the crisp air sweeps against our bare cheeks; the smell of burning wood from fireplaces creep to our noses; the crunch of dead leaves under footsteps echo in our ears; and our taste buds are bombarded by everything pumpkin! Autumn is my favorite time of year and I am so very glad that it is here.
Just as the seasons change throughout the year, the RE program goes through its own changes. Though I have been your DLRE since the beginning of August (a change in and of itself), the changes to the RE program did not really become apparent until just a few weeks ago. In an effort to increase the safety of our children, we have implemented new sign out procedures. We have increased the participation of parents in the program so that they are more integrated program and can more easily make faith a weeklong experience as opposed to a Sunday experience.
We have also made an intentional effort to make our relationships more multigenerational. In the spirit of multigenerational relationships, October will see many exciting events. Columbus Day Weekend will see UUFCC hosting a Youth Conference for the entire CERG (Central East Regional Group) district, bringing together over 100 teenagers and advisors from all across the northeast. October 19 will see our first Multigenerational Worship Service of the church year. I hope you are all able to join us as we explore how to be daring and courageous dreamers.
Grace and Blessings,