Michelle Richards is a credentialed religious educator. She is a small church RE program consultant for the Central Midwest District and created the Emerging Congregations workshop (along with Dori Davenport) for newly forming grassroots congregations.
Previously, she served the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart as Director of Religious Education for seven years and for six years as the Chair of the Central Midwest District's Religious Education Committee. Prior to becoming a religious educator, Michelle worked as a writer and television producer for several Indiana public television stations. She has a bachelor's degree in Radio/Television/Film from Indiana State University with a specialization in writing and film criticism.
|Coming Into the Circle: Worshipping With Children||Creating meaningful religious experiences for children. Suggestions on the form, style and elements of worship, plus collection of opening words and chalice lightings, meditations and prayers, stories, songs, sermons, and orders of service. Contribution from (UU) religious educators from around the country.||$15|
|Compass Points||Year-long curriculum to explore themselves, their beliefs, their UU faith, their relationships with others and the world. Uses questions central to adolescent's spiritual journey.||Gr. 6-12||$120|
|Popcorn Theology||18 session. Exploring Ethics and Theology Through Film with Youth. Popular movies (PG or PG-13) on theological and ethical themes, activities.||12-18yrs||$50|
|Popcorn Theology for Mature Audiences||18 sessions. Exploring Theology and Ethics Through R-rated Movies. Relevance to mature youth and adults in their early formative years.This curriculum uses feature length films which are rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America.||Youth, Young Ad.||$50|
|Popcorn Theology Too: The Sequel|
New May 2013
|18 more sessions built around popular movies on issues of theological and ethical relevance to UU middle school and high school youth.||12-18rys||$50|
|Tending the Flame||Offers ways that parents can bond through spiritual practices and celebrating UUism as part of everyday life. Provides strategies and solutions that parents have created to meet those challenges of UU parenting. Skinner House.||Adult||$15|
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