Our Religious Education community and program is firmly grounded in the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association, adopted in 1984:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Life-Long Learning – Mission, Themes and Vision for Religious Education
Sally Liebermann, Director of Religious Education, and Catherine Senghas, Interim Minister
Inspired by our Unitarian Universalist sources, we seek to offer engaging and compelling religious education programming that integrates our Unitarian Universalist principles into critical thinking skill and empowers people of all ages to make choices for compassionate and ethical actions.
Relevant Teams and Committees
The R.E. Committee works collaboratively with staff and lay leaders to support the mission of Religious Education at UUCR to ‘offer engaging and compelling religious education programming that will instill and support our Unitarian Universalist principles and sources’. This committee enjoys a diverse membership of volunteer leaders, each dedicated to supporting a life-affirming experience for children and youth in a spiritual, learning environment. Some members, though not all, are parents of children enrolled in programming. Several members have experience serving on the Governing Board. Some members actively lead R.E. classrooms while others keep the administration and communications of R.E. intact, effective and efficient. The R.E. Committee supports the mission of R.E. enthusiastically and creatively, ensuring that programming is safe, contemporary and accessible.
Religious Education Committee – Robyn Matzke and Theo Noell, Co-Chairs, 2016-2017