From our Director of Religious Education for Children and Youth, Rev. Sierra-Marie Gerfao

Upcoming In Children and Youth Religious Education (RE):

Nursery care for children ages 0-3 is available during services on Sunday mornings, or caregivers are of course welcome to keep their children with them during services. 

Children over the age of three are invited to attend the first part of the service with the adults. After the story portion of the service, these children have the option to go to children’s programs. 

Youth groups for pre-teens and teens in junior and senior high school take place on designated Sunday evenings. 

  • Friday, May 3:  Group for Caregivers of LGBTQIA+ Young People
  • Sunday, May 5: Regular Sunday morning programs; Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups meet Sunday evening
  • Sunday, May 12: Regular Sunday morning programs
  • Sunday, May 19: Multigenerational Service in the morning; Senior High Youth Group meets Sunday evening 
  • Sunday, May 26: Final week of regular Sunday morning programs 

Note that on Sunday, June 2, we will have our Senior High School Sunday and Bridging Sunday. 

Volunteers Needed!

This is the time of year when we turn our attention to program planning. Children, youth, and family plans for this summer as well as the upcoming school year will depend on volunteer availability. However, it is still very important to match people with the right volunteer roles for them. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to dre at danbury dot org with the following information.

  • Frequency: How frequently are you interested in volunteering (once or twice during the year; three or four times during year; once or twice per month; most Sundays)?
  • Type: What inspired you to reach out? Are you interested in helping with planning, preparation, or committee work, or is your preference to work directly with program participants? 
  • Style: What is your preferred style of interaction (for example, do you prefer to be in charge, or are you more interested in mutuality; do you like to have structure or do you prefer to interact in more flexible ways)?
  • Age: Is there a particularage group with whom you are best suited to work? 
  • Skills: Do you have a special skill you can offer the children’s community in either behind-the-scenes or direct work (some examples might include making music, telling stories, creating props and sets for stages, art of any type, etc.)? 
  • Connections: Do you have aconnection to a community organization with which we could partner for social action events?