RE Happenings 6/15/22

READ FIRST! There will be no religious education until September 11th, 2022! Children are welcome in the church service. See BELOW for scheduled intergenerational activities and information on our summer Chalice Camp ~ CAMP KINDNESS!

Well this past Sunday was the last day of religious education for this 2021-2022 year.  We ended it by participating in person the during the last four religious education sessions.  It was great seeing the children, minors and youth.  This past Sunday the pre-school explored ways each person can bend and stretch.  K-1st grade and 2nd-3rd grade classes heard stories about “Respecting All People”.  K-1 heard about The Magic Seed, and 2nd-3rd heard a story about the story of Crow Boy.”  4th-5th grade reviewed the lesson of “The Power of Growth.”  Growth within an individual and the wider world.  The teens reviewed their plans for the summer with the teen advisors.  Speaking of summer activities.  We are having intergenerational activities after church on some Sundays this summer.  Everyone is encouraged to join in.  

Scheduled Intergenerational Activities:

June 19, Juneteenth in Portsmouth

July 10, Water Play Activity (playground area and the front of the church).

July 11-15, Chalice Camp/Camp Kindness

July 24, Meditation/Stillness in the Gathering Area

July 31, Roller Skating at Greenbriar Family Skating Rink

Aug 7th, Kite Flying at Mount Trashmore

Aug 21, Bowling

Aug 28th, Potluck Picnic

Sept. 11, Religious Education Begins

CHALICE CAMP/CAMP KINDNESS July 11 – 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR CHALICE CAMP/CAMP KINDNESS held in person July 11 -15 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, just Contact Paul @ or call/text 757-617-1106 if you are interested in volunteering for our 4th Annual Chalice Camp.

Masks Required: The Religious Education Hall will be a designated mask-wearing area during Religious Education Events and on Sundays.  The third floor will be a designated mask-wearing area during religious education events and on Sunday mornings until after the church service. 

We Need Religious Education Teachers for the fall session:  We have enough teachers for all the next four scheduled RE Sundays.  We will need teacher volunteers for the fall session.  Please consider teaching religious education in the fall.  You can ease into this volunteer opportunity by being an assistant at first to gain experience.  Please contact Paul Greggs, DRE at 627-5371 or email to sign up or ask questions. 

2021-2022 Religious Education Registration:  Parents/guardians will be required to register their children/minors.  We will have a computer set up for parents to register at the entrance to the religious education wing.  You may also register ahead of time with our online form here.

Paul R. Greggs
Director of Religious Education