In order to help your child get the most out of his or her experiences at UUFWC, we offer the following suggestions:
Encourage regular attendance
• Children who attend regularly feel like participants, and do not feel left out because they’ve missed something. They will certainly get a better understanding of the curriculum, especially since many units of study last several weeks.
Show an interest
• Ask your child what went on in R.E. groups each week and encourage discussion of his or her opinions. (This is probably not a good idea for the very young children, as their standard answer will be “Nothing”. They will be forthcoming sometime later if you don’t ask.)
• The newsletter lists special events, service projects, or any special outings related to religious education. Get to know your child’s facilitators, too. Ask to visit your child’s group.
Share YOUR beliefs
• Let your child know your religious beliefs. Talk about how you act on your beliefs about fairness, tolerance, etc., and provide your child with opportunities to do so as well. Explain why you chose this fellowship and what it means to you.
Volunteer to help
• In this way, you will be modeling the volunteerism that sustains our fellowship and denomination.