September 2017  
Monthly Religious Education News

Summer 2017

Religious Education

All Souls Unitarian Universalist religious education
nurtures liberal 
religious discovery and the spiritual development of children and youth.


Religious Education News from Reverend Caitlin

What fun we had on Religious Education Sunday, looking back on our year together! Thanks to everyone for your joyous participation. If the energy in the room inspired you to look into volunteering with children and youth at All Souls, please be in touch with Rev. Caitlin at to learn about teaching teams for our next program year!

Programming for children continues at All Souls through the summer months, though in a different format. Youth who are entering 6th grade and older are warmly invited to participate in the worship service with their families at 10:00 a.m. Nursery care will be provided as usual during the service for infants and toddlers. Children entering PreK to 5th grade are invited to go directly to the Nash Room at 10:00 a.m. where we facilitate a one-room-schoolhouse we like to call “Summer Fun & Games.” We light a chalice together, share our “glads and sads,” and engage in the games or crafts planned for the day.

We’ve had strong attendance for “Summer Fun & Games” in years past, and we look forward to the same this summer. Below are dates for which volunteer adult facilitators are needed. With little to no preparation time, it’s an easy way to connect with the children of All Souls in a structured but casual context. Please contact Arlene Stoltz with a date that would work for you, at

July 23 (1 volunteer needed)
July 30 (2 volunteers needed)
Aug 13 (1 volunteer needed)
Aug 27 (2 volunteers needed)
September 3 (1 volunteer needed)

Thank you to:

Devin Weaver for helping to finalize the RE Sunday slides and for overseeing audiovisuals during the service!
Daniel Spurr and Craig Johnson for their instrumental contribution to the wonderful RE Sunday song!

All of the Religious Education volunteers who have given of their time and talent this program year:

Our Circle Leaders: Mike Burns, Barbara Brockhurst and Jennifer Hunt

Our Music volunteers: Becky Noreen, Joyce Werden, Katie Ryan and Heidi Toala

Our Nursery volunteers: Bradley Mock, Heidi Veltheim, John Greiner, Jeanne Martin, Katie Heard, Lillith Davies-Smith, Lynn Tavormina, Mackenzie Mershon, Scott Miller, and Sue Frankewicz

Our PreK and Kindergarten team: Audrey Daigneault, Carol Irwin, Martina Bottinelli, and Teneik Martin

Our 1st and 2nd grade team: Angela Mock, Julia Helal, Kate Richards, and Mel Murray

Our 3rd and 4th grade team: Daisy Small, Hans Veltheim, Lisa England, Lizzie Jantzi, and Todd Ledbetter

Our 5th and 6th grade team: Eileen Ego, Karen Mangiacotti, Kristen Helal, Laurel Holmes, Natasha Singer, Phil Love, Shawn Heard, and Diana Smith.

Our 7th and 8th Grade team: Ben Parent, Frida Berrigan, Matt Zupka, Nancy Parent and Tony Rose
And our High School Youth Group advisors: Gillian Toth, Jennifer Hunt, Megara Sanderson, and Sean Elliot

And thank you to our Honored Substitute Teachers, who were there when we needed them: Danielle Mello, Jay England, Kathy Whealton, Lisa Venditto, and Lynette Gardner

Each of you has been an important part of this ministry, and we are so grateful!

Rev. Caitlin