Online RE- Week 11

26 May 2020

Hi Friends! 

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a great long weekend! This week, we're talking about playing! Playing, and playing with others(especially parents and siblings) encourages conversation, empathy, physical movement, and creativity. As we move towards a summer like never before, encouraging our kids to play creatively will help them cope with the difficult transitions we're all making! 

In other news, I have two extremely important announcements. The first announcement is that next Sunday, May 31st at 11 am is First Church's annual meeting. As most of you know, our congregation holds at least one meeting a year, where the voting members of the congregation(people that have signed the membership book and made some kind of financial contribution) meet to vote on congregational business. This year, we will be voting on new members for First Church's Board of Trustees, as well as on our budget for the next fiscal year. This meeting is extremely important, and I would encourage all members to attend. The meeting will happen via Zoom. Here's the meeting link: and dial-in number:  +1 301 715 8592 US.

The second thing I want to promote is the annual RE survey. This year, honestly more than ever before, I need everyone to fill this out. We're in uncharted waters, and we need direction from you, the members of the RE community. As we move forward, I need to hear what families want, and what resources you're accessing. Our goal is to create relevant and useful spiritual development content. Without your input however, it's darn near impossible for us to create that content. Here's the link to the survey: Please reach out with any questions!

You'll notice this week on our online gathering schedule, we're not going to have a scavenger hunt Zoom on Monday due to the holiday. The rest of the week should mimic last week though! 

Online Gathering Info


Check out this week Mindfulness with Amanda on Youtube:


Topic: RE Lego ChallengeTime: May 26, 2020 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Email Amanda at  for Zoom invite.


Topic: Story TimeTime: May 27, 2020 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Facebook Live:


Topic: Lissa's Crafty Corner

Time: May 28, 2020 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Find this on Facebook Live:


Watch this week's Children's Chapel online! Visit our Youtube channel for the video:



Amanda Esko

Director of Religious Education

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City

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