ways to get involved
Each child must plumb vastness and infinity. Let each call it what she will – fire, water, death, God, worlds, stars. Somehow he must share the curiosity and the awe before he has too many static answers. More than factual answers she needs communication of her inherent wonder, fear, curiosity. -Sophia Lyon Fahs
The same circles of ministry that we use to envision the whole of church life, can be used to imagine where each of us might fit as a volunteer in the religious education programs.
There are countless tasks and they vary widely. The first and most important thing is to feel what calls to you... what stirs you... and maybe, what sounds like fun!
Educating hearts and minds:
- curriculum research
- special events - Dias de los Muertos, Passover Seder, Easter egg hunt...
- worship planning
- special events
- Dias de los Muertos, Passover Seder, Easter egg hunt...
- pastoral care for children and families
- communications; bulletin boards, website, facebook, newsletter, e-mail, etc.
- Social outreach; current projects include Bikes Not Bombs,
- Social justice; imaging new ways or better ways to incorporate "serving others" into the "40 hours a year" Old Ship gets to spend with the children.
Stewarding our resources:
- Caring for the beauty and functionality of the physical space;
- Safety standards for the physical space
- Wrangling and upkeep of supplies
- Playground - safety, accessibility, appeal
- Budget and bookkeeping
To find out more, or to volunteer, please contact any member of the REligious Growth And Learning Council: Beverly Tricco, Ken Read-Brown, Sarah Hurley, Maureen Butler, and Elizabeth Torrey.