Michelle McKenzie-Creech, Credentialed Director of Religious Education
The Religious Education Committee is looking for teachers and youth advisors for the 2013-2014 program year. So why should YOU teach?
Our young people are the future.
It’s rewarding and a way to grow personally.
The children and youth have as much to offer us as we do them; it is a ministry that goes both ways.
It’s an act of Social Justice, a way to live our principles and religion.
It’s an act of giving.
Because our RE programs offer a counterweight for young people, from the many different societal pressures and media outlets.
William Ellery Channing sums it up best…
“The great end in religious instruction is not to
stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up
their own; not to make them see with our eyes, but
to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;
not to give them a definite amount of knowledge,
but to inspire a fervent love of truth; not to form an
outward regularity, but to touch inward springs;
not to bind them by ineradicable prejudices to our
particular sect or peculiar notions, but to prepare
them for impartial, conscientious judging of
whatever subjects may be offered to their decision;
not to burden the memory, but to quicken and
strengthen the power of thought; not to impose
religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules,
but to awaken the conscience, the moral
In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul, to
excite and cherish spiritual life.”
Sign up to teach on the RE Office door. Contact Sari Alburtus or me if you have questions.