Religious Education for Children & Youth in 2022

The Religious Education playground is open on Sundays for youth group, community gathering, and outdoor playtime.

Sunday morning:
•Join Alana and our Youth Advisors at 10:00 am for youth group. This meeting is hybrid, so that all our youth can be together, whether they join in-person at the church or virtually.
•Join RE staff and volunteers on the playground at 11:00 for playtime on our playground. If all children and youth on the playground are over 5 years old, they may unmask. If there are children under 5 on the playground, everyone must mask. This is to accommodate young children who cannot yet be vaccinated. 
•Children 3 and up are welcome on the playground. Children under three should remain with their parents.
•Our masked and vaccinated volunteers are welcome (and needed!) during the class and for playtime on the playground.

When our playground will be open for community gathering and outdoor playtime.

As we continue to assess the threat of Covid in our communities, we see that the risk of transmission outdoors is very, very low. First Unitarian will continue to monitor this, and the movement of the B.A.2 strain, closely. Considering our large playground and the small number of children who come at 11:00 (usually 5 or less), our playground will be open unless we need to cancel all gatherings. All activity takes place outside, and if all children and youth on the playground are over 5 years old, they may unmask. If there are children under 5 on the playground, everyone must mask. This is to accommodate young children who cannot yet be vaccinated. We have child-sized surgical masks for children 3 and up if you don’t have one, or your child’s is too loose.

Our children need time to play. Time spent outside on our playground helps children re-establish connection with adults, other children, and our church environment. If you are comfortable with returning, we are here. If you’re waiting, we’ll be here when you’re ready. The theme of play and interaction will continue.

For our in-person free-play session for children ages 3 and up, please sign your child in at the front door of the RE Building. You can start signing in at 10:50. We will check children’s temperatures, offer hand sanitizer, and masks if needed. Please don’t bring personal items, toys, snacks, or water bottles- water will be available in paper cups. Volunteers must also sign in and be temperature checked.

We can’t wait to see you again!
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