Children/Youth

Providing childcare for congregational events is an important part of making our community accessible to families.

The RE committee has been diligently working with the parents and Rev. Tom to create a virtual program that will continue to foster a space for the youth to feel supported and connected.
The older youth (middle and high schoolers) will have a monthly Zoom call on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. alternating with Rev. Tom and Shae to discuss a movie and how it relates to UU Principles.
The elementary school age children will have a monthly  Sunday Zoom call at 11:00 a.m. to watch an animated clip and discuss the lesson it teaches.
All RE youth will also have a monthly  Sunday Zoom hangout day at 11:00 a.m. where they will play games together.
We will continue to evaluate and shift as needed to insure a space of flexibility and connection. 
Click here for our current RE Calendar which is still being filled in with volunteers.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (RE) DIRECTOR

Barbara Jimenez was named director of our Religious Exploration program beginning August 2017.

My name is Barbara and my husband and I have two lively children, our son is 16 and our daughter is 19. After earning my Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Reading Education from FIU, I began my career as a school teacher in the public school setting. I taught young children in Kindergarten and First grade for eight years. I retired so I could be a stay-at-home mom which I did for six years. In 2009, I founded a home-based early childhood program with a focus on nature, play, & social development for the whole child.

In May of 2017 I decided to close my program so that I could pursue other passions such as working with parents to help guide them on a Conscious Parenting path. I love everything Holistic and am passionate about sharing what I learn with others. I feel that guiding others through their transformation will help us begin to transform humanity as a whole. Ever since I could remember I have been interested in learning about metaphysics, nutrition, religions, spirituality, the human experience and children. I consider myself a life-learner.

Barbara Jimenez
Educator & Parent Coach

Director of Religious Exploration

dreuumiami@gmail.com

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami