Buds volunteered to teach Religious Exploration for the elementary age group this year, and Dearest Thena volunteered, too. Since our two families comprise 2/3 of the class, it makes sense.
They are teaching a curriculum called Windows and Mirrors, which is lovely, and for Buds and me has the cool cross-section of having been co-written by Natalie Fenimore, who was our RE Director at our previous church. It makes the curriculum feel very personal and loved.
Thena and Buds are both so busy, and I’m so thankful to them for stepping up to guide and learn with our children. It’s great for everyone involved.
Two weeks ago our crew headed up to Thena’s for the afternoon/evening. They brainstormed, I cooked, kids played. It was a great day.
In preparation for today’s class, Buds asked Monkey for her suggestions for videos about Charles Darwin, and she had lots of stories that she loves that she shared as well.
I’m thankful that Buds was open to finding a spiritual community that felt safe and enriching for both of us, all those many years ago. Being UU has brought us more blessings than I could ever have imagined. (You know who you are.)