It was hard to tell who was more excited – the first graders or their parents. One would have been hard pressed to walk through the room to write down any accurate observations, because it was shoulder to shoulder in both the parents’ circle and the six-year-olds’ inner circle. In other words, it was really crowded in the double room in the RE wing on this early January Sunday when all these families showed up for the first day of first grade OWL (Our Whole Lives human sexuality instruction).
The RE wing at JUC is darned near bursting with young families, and this OWL gathering showed once again that our young families are enthusiastic about finding the best religious education for their little ones. And how can we possibly get everyone to fit? Again this year, the RE staff and volunteer teachers are doing everything they can think of to make the best use of JUC’s limited space. And won’t it be a lovely day when the Making Room campaign can come to the congregation and say a possible new campus has been identified?
“Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill