Religious Education – June 2022

From Our Director of Religious Education For Children and Youth 

Congratulations to the high school class of 2022! 

We were so glad to bless your journey into young adulthood during your Bridging Ceremony in May. 

Em Strilowich first came to the UU Congregation of Danbury around 2010. She is graduating from Bethel High School, and she might go to Naugatuck Valley Community College in the fall. She says she might want to be a Radio DJ and is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award on Autism Awareness and Acceptance. 

Amelia McPartlin and her family first came to the UU Congregation of Danbury in 2008 or 2009. She is graduating from New Fairfield High School this year and plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design for Illustration in the Fall.

Zoe McCartnery is excited to announce that she is going to Ithaca College in the fall and her major will be Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media.

Feedback About Our Spirit Play Experiment 

There will be some opportunities to offer your feedback about the Spirit Play experiment in June. Please watch the weekly announcements for information about these opportunities. In the meantime, you are welcome to send comments and questions to Sierra-Marie Gerfao at

The Spirit Play Religious Education experiment will continue in June, final day to be announced.

Religious Education Summer Office Hours

During this month, Sierra-Marie Gerfao, our Director of Religious Education for children and youth will: 

– Continue to have in-person office hours on the first two Sunday afternoons of the month. Feel free to contact her for an appointment. 

– Be away on Sunday, June 19th (Heather Smith will be her substitute) and at General Assembly on Sunday, June 26th (substitute to be announced if Spirit Play continues). 

In July and August, we will have a Religious Education vacation. Sierra-Marie will: 

– Be out of the office for much of July and will not have an opportunity to read emails sent during that month. Phone calls will be returned for emergencies only. 

– Be happy to meet with community members online by appointment throughout August 

We will also be re-opening the nursery sometime this summer, date to be announced. Have a great summer!