Your Religious Education Committee, your Co-Ministers and your Board of Trustees want to encourage every adult in the congregation to volunteer to be a Religious Education Rep at least one Sunday per year.
We all value the time we have together on Sundays. I hope most if not all of us value the time the littlest of our children spend with us in the sanctuary as we share Joys and Sorrows and a story for all ages. But in order for all of us to enjoy the rest of the service, for parents to have a moment of peace, and for the children to not be bored senseless through service, we have to provide a place for them to go. Our policies and our insurance carrier require that at least two adults are present with children at all times. Because our childcare providers are often so young during services, we also need an additional adult to simply be present, in the unlikely event of an emergency. It’s an easy task, one that only requires presence, a bit of patience, and rare participation.
It’s not fair to expect the parents to always care for their own children. After all, if they were to do that, they may as well just stay home. And having the littlest children safely playing in another building benefits us all, therefore we all have to step up to make sure they are cared for.
If each physically able adult in the congregation were to take on the volunteer job only once a year, we’d have it covered, and no individual or small group would have to own the entire responsibility.
When Mark Hodson, our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator calls for your help on Sundays, please…say yes to the responsibility of being an RE Rep.
We’re all in this together, all of us in the fellowship. Together, we’ll uphold the least of us, and be strengthened in the process.