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NetworkingThe Region has a robust cadre of religious educators, who are very willing to share their insights and experience with others. Communication and networking are key in support of religious education in your community.
To start, there are multiple ways for religious educators in the MidAmerica region to network, from the "Mid-America UU Religious Educators" Facebook group, to the RE-chat listserve. These are abundant resources for putting your questions "out there." Consistently, other DRE's graciously share their wisdom and talents in helpful responses.
17 religious educators from the Heartland LREDA chapter met for a 3 day retreat at the Oakwood Retreat Center in Selma IN.
We were led by Karen Brown, the Faith Development Director in charge of lifespan programming at the UU Church of Greater Lynn in Swampscott, MA. Our retreat topic was "Wisdom and Art". It was a wonderful time of learning, reflection, spiritual growth and camaraderie.
This is a photo of the group with a soul collage that we made together. We thought that you might like to see it.
Kathy Silver, Heartland LREDA chapter convener
Director of Religious Education
New Hope Congregation, New Hudson, MI