It is the start of week two of school here. Yesterday Hubby and the girls went to the Phoenix Unitarian Universalist church. We have clashed with the RE chairperson at the Surprise UU church. She kicked my youngest daughter out of Sunday school this past spring. Over the summer the church newsletter informed members about the upcoming RE program for prek-6th grade. Nice but my oldest daughter is now in 7th grade. Between them not willing to work with my youngest daughter and my oldest daughter outgrowing the program, my hubby decided to talk to the minister at the Phoenix UU church.
It is still summer and therefore the RE program has not started up yet. However they do a multi-age program for the kids while the parents attend the service. Both my girls were in the same room. Go-Go said she participated in a play because the teacher couldn't get anyone else to take roles. Great way to step up and be a role model, as I do believe she was the oldest one in the room. She also made me a bouquet of flowers from construction paper and pipe cleaners.
Hubby said the Little One was playing with a group of boys, and he had a hard time getting her to leave at the end of the service. It sounds like everyone enjoyed the experience. I stayed home in case there was news about my mom. I also wasn't ready to enter another church. The whole ordeal last spring has left me with a bad taste. We have been members at the Surprise UU church for five years, and when the new RE chair took over last fall, she started butting heads with us almost immediately. We were all fine and happy with the RE program before. No one has sat down with us to spell out the problem. We were just told the Little One was a disruption. For the most part she just sat in a corner unwilling to participate.
It looks like she fit right in with the kids at the church yesterday. Only time will tell. I know hubby made an appointment to talk to the other minister because it was the Little One who kept asking why we stopped going to church. The Phoenix church is bigger and has a younger membership with a lot more school aged children. Plus hubby said it was a shorter commute time. Switching churches may work out for all of us.