Adult Religious Education Committee

Committee Charter

The Adult Religious Education committee exists to provide adult religious education classes, covenant groups and other adult enrichment activities. Covenants are developed within each class to insure that each individual is lovingly valued and the right to be heard is protected. The committee provides the opportunity to experience connection with the gathered congregation, with the transcendent in their lives, and with a strengthened human spirit. The committee provides opportunities for adult members, friends and visitors to learn and to grow and to engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The committee provides participants with opportunities for support and care through the best times as well as difficult times.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Committee Chair:

1. Prepares monthly and annual reports for the Coordinating Team and the Director of Lifespan Religious Education (DLRE.) These reports include information about ongoing class offerings; proposed classes; brief descriptions; attendance figures; and Library volume total.
2. With the DLRE and Adult RE committee members, develops and offers Adult RE classes consistent with UU principles and congregational interests.
3. Attends relevant leadership events, including annual congregational meetings and any special congregational meetings called by the Board, Board President or the congregation.
4. Attends Adult RE quarterly committee meetings as called by the DLRE.
5. Engages actively in email communication about Committee business.
6. Attends at least one session of each ongoing Adult RE class each year.
7. Agrees to co-facilitate short Adult RE classes as needed.
8. Learns to confidently operate audio visual equipment used in some Adult RE classes.
9. Takes advantage of training opportunities in the field of adult religious education when possible.
10. Furthers First UU priority to offer a wide range of classes and other learning opportunities for adult religious seekers.

Responsibilities of the Committee Members:

1. Attend Adult RE Committee meetings.
2. Actively engage in email communication about Committee business.
3. Attend at least one session of each ongoing Adult RE class each program year.
4. Co-facilitate short Adult RE classes as needed.
5. Take advantage of training opportunities in the field of adult religious education when possible.
6. Learn to confidently operate the audio visual system used in some Adult RE classes.

For information about about specific Adult RE classes, visit our Adult RE page on this website.

Religious Education

210-344-2431

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