RE Blog

Blog for the Religious Education Program.

Tour of China

Elke Lorenz took us on a wonderful tour of China.  We learned about children in China who are just like us.

​Elegant scarves and fans were just a few of the trinkets we got to explore. (Thanks go to Justin Harms for the great pictures.)

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Patagonia, Chile, and Empanadas!

Many thanks to Susan Adamchak for taking us all on a trip to the Patagonia region of Chile. It was especially fun to start the lesson by making empanadas! They were extra delicious and we made enough to share with everyone.

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Take Apart Party

We had a wonderful time at our Summer program Bon Voyage Take Apart Party! Thanks to everyone for donating your old electrical items and loaning us your tools.



Trunk or Treat

Before Trunk or Treat, we had fun making marshmallow skeletons. Thanks to all for helping make Trunk or Treat a huge success.






Many thanks to Rob and Sam for teaching us about fly fishing.

First we learned to cast

…and we didn’t get tangled!

Next (the following Saturday) we went to Rocky Ford. (Marisa, Jake, and Rob pictured in the distance.)

Kim, Alaina, Holden, Griffin, William, Kathleen.

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Washington DC

Many thanks to Didi, Carrie, and Lauren for their tour of Washington, D.C. Such history!


We had a waffle iron test kitchen on Sunday, June 17. Each test started with the students making a hypothesis that, to Sandy’s surprise, turned out to be remarkably accurate. Brownie batter was the favorite. Cookie dough failed miserably. Cake mix worked well, but we … read more.

Canoe Trip

Last Sunday our annual canoe trip to Pillsbury Crossing was a huge success (thank you Larry Weaver, Dan Swenson, and Doug Walter!).

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Tie Dye!


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Enemy Pie

What’s in Enemy Pie? Here are our thoughts…

Kindness, respect, loyalty, sense of humor, sharing, love, empathy, trust, integrity, honesty, laughter, quiet time, baking skills, blueberries, crust, good listening, giving, thankfulness, strawberries, friendship, forgiveness, generosity, shared interests, sanity, fairness, apples, responsibility, cherries, caring, and chocolate.

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