The UUFP is looking for a Children's Religious Exploration Coordinator to help us manage many of the administrative tasks associated with running our program for children.
Duties include attending monthly religious education committee meetings and being present during the
religious education program two Sundays per month. Successful applicants will have some administrative experience, be detail oriented and have organizational and interpersonal skills. Competency with basic computer programs including Word, Google,
spreadsheets and social media is essential. Click here for more information.
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People often make a distinction between being "spiritual" and being "religious," but often can't really distinguish between the two except to say that religion is organized, while spirituality is organic. It could also be said that spirituality is personal and religion is communal.
Although there is some debate over the etymology of the word "religion," one possibility that affirms this view of religion as communal is that it derives from the Latin "religare," which means to tie or bind (it's the root word for ligament, too!).
In that sense, then, religion is what binds us together. It follows that religious education is the process by which we learn about these ligaments, and, as it happens, the process itself fosters the creation of bonds between us.