First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Youth Group Advisors/ Teachers & Helpers Needed for Fall RE

August 14, 2014

This Fall, consider working with one of the most dynamic group of people at our church, our Youth Group. Starting Sunday, September 14th 2014, we are in need of at least 2-4 more adults to work with our middle and high school aged youth group on either a rotating or consistent basis. You make your own schedule in advance. Helpers and rotating teachers are always welcome to volunteer with any RE age group, including Youth Group (less preparation and Sunday time is required). Please see Maria, DRE, for more information about how you can help.

We also seek Youth Group Advisors, for several important reasons. For youth of middle and high school age, building deep trust and bonds with their teachers is a key precursor to true spiritual learning and self-exploration. One seldom happens without the other. So in addition to “minimum” volunteer staffing, we seek out individuals willing to commit at least 2 Sundays per month (on average) to getting to know and developing our youth. (More or less at different points of the 2014-15 church year is acceptable; RE strives to be very flexible to the needs of our dedicated volunteers). Leading Youth Group is a spiritual journey on which you may find yourself learning more than you ever anticipated as you and our youth delve into a breadth of topics; including the mutual influence of world religions and UUism, and social justice.

All positions working with our Youth Group require adults who enjoy working with middle and high school aged youth, or would like to learn. Please also enjoy motivating a creative, self-exploratory process as well as providing structure to channel youthful energy. Training, curriculum, and class materials will be provided- all RE requests is that you put your unique creative spin, and your heart, into leading the future of our church. If interested, please contact your DRE, Maria Krauss Couchman, for further information at berksuudre@gmail.com.

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