Except for our nursery child care providers, all of our teachers are adult and youth volunteers. The Unitarian Church in Westport’s religious education (RE) program is a cooperative, each parent is expected to contribute in some way. Children explore their own spiritual lives in meaningful ways, with the active involvement and support of caring adults who participate in a variety of roles as teachers, workshop facilitators and guides, creative arts leaders, social action leaders and more. While each parent is expected to contribute in some way, it is our hope that all congregants will also participate in our RE program in ways that will be spiritually rewarding and fun.
Volunteers do not have to have previous experience in teaching to be involved in RE Ministry. We provide curriculum, materials, and a volunteer orientation in the fall. Parents also plan special events, lead children’s chapel services, review curriculum, etc. You may join one of our RE Leadership Circles in the following areas – curriculum, engagement, family care, social justice, special events, volunteer support, or worship.