January is Welcome Month for the Religious Education program at First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist. Families with an interest in understanding more about the UU approach to Religious Education are invited to attend any Sunday during Welcome Month, and there will be an Open House on Sunday, January 27.
"We are committed to guiding children and youth on a spiritual journey, exploring religious truth, meaning, and experience," said Mark LaPointe, Director of the Religious Education program. "As Unitarian Universalists, we encourage questioning and life-long journeys of wondrous discovery."
From understanding traditional Christian and Jewish stories of faith to connecting to many of the world’s other religions, the UU curriculum takes an expansive look at spirituality and religion. Spiritual life is made relevant to everyday experience by focusing on critical issues such as social justice, healthy sexuality, and contemporary culture.
During January, volunteers will be on hand every Sunday to point visitors in the right direction and answer questions about the RE program. Parents will have the option to have their children remain with them in the sanctuary for the whole service or to join in with a grade-level class, as preferred. Services start at 10:30 a.m., and everyone is encouraged to attend the child-friendly social hour after church.
On Sunday, January 27th, there will be an informational meeting after the service where LaPointe will provide a brief overview of the program and First Parish parents will be on hand to answer questions.
First Parish is fully accessible and located just off the town square at 23 Dedham Ave (route 135). Please enter through the Lincoln Street doors. There is ample parking in the town lot off of Lincoln Street. For more information, go to www.uuneedham.org or call the Parish office at 781-444-0823.