Marsha Thrall, Religious Education Coordinator

As the 2018-19 season of Religious Education nears its end, I want to take a moment to thank all of the really wonderful volunteers who dedicated themselves to making this RE season a success. Your commitment to Religious Education at UUCW is the greatest contributor to our meaningful and successful program.

And as this season winds down, it is, of course, time to begin thinking about preparing for next season’s RE experience.  While final decisions are being made about curriculum and classroom structure, I’m reminded that the 2019-20 Religious Education season will only be successful with support from continued, renewed, or even brand-new program volunteers.

All of this said, if you are continuing within the Religious Education experience here at UUCW, please know that I’m grateful for your dedication. Perhaps you have participated as a volunteer in UUCW’s RE program in the past and are rested, restored, and ready to teach again – if so, I can’t wait to work with you! Finally, maybe you’d like to help and don’t know where to start – no worries – there’s space for you, too!  No matter where you are on this RE journey, if you’re interested in helping, please reach out to me. I’m grateful and excited for all the ways that you are able to help.

In the spirit of UU principle number three, which compels us towards acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations, a Religious Education family summer kick-off and potluck is being planned for the end of May. This gathering time is intended to be a community building event; one where RE families and those interested in volunteering within the Religious Education program at UUCW will be able to spend time together, learn more about UUCW’s RE program, make new friends, and share in a meal together.

Join the Religious Education Council for a Potluck on Sunday, May 26, at 11:45 am to 2:00 pm. The RE Council invites all parents with children, and folks who would like to work with children to participate in an end of the year potluck and information session about RE programming. Come for good food, fun activities, friendship, and to learn about the different ways to help with Religious Education at UUCW. If you’re able to bring a dish to pass, please sign-up at We’re looking forward to seeing you!

I’m looking forward to developing our next season together. Contact Marsha Thrall, RE Coordinator.