Welcome to Pathways - we're on a mission to create the change we wish to see in the world. We engage in hope, healing and heresy. We understand that the word heresy comes from the ancient Greek word "hereomai" meaning "choice."  In our creedless practice of liberal religion we do not give up the right to choose what we think and believe. Join us.

You are welcome at Pathways Church regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, income, or ability. Here we welcome all colors of the human race, all people of good will, whether you are Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Pagan, Mystic, Atheist, Agnostic or Humanist; young or old; single or partnered; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight; transgender, intersex, male or female; disabled or temporarily abled. Here, we know you bring your own unique gifts to this community.

Here you are welcome. Come as you are.

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Pathways is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation Standing on the Side of Love Unitarian Universalist Association Southwest Unitarian Universalist Conference North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations

Help Needed: 1/4 Time RE Director

Pathways RE Professional Job Description

OVERVIEW: A lay person who plans and administers a comprehensive religious education program for our Pathways children, including recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers. 10 hours per week. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

RESPONSIBILITIES: The religious education professional (RE) is primarily overseeing our Sunday morning programming. The RE should plan on teaching in the children’s RE program at least twice each month with an assistant teacher and be available most Sundays primarily in order to greet visiting families with children and youth of all ages prior to the service.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and teach lesson plans following UU religious education curricula guidelines
  • Manage the teachers’ schedule
  • Maintain RE records and supplies
  • Recruit and support RE volunteers
  • Work closely with Pathways board and RE Committee in planning and execution of RE programming and events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Works well with children of diverse ages
  • Familiarity with the values, principles, and practices of Unitarian Universalism
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to facilitate group activities and excellent team-building skills
  • Ability to coordinate, support and co-teach with a team of volunteers

SUPERVISION:

The RE works closely with the Pathways Board and RE Committee (volunteers appointed by board members). Currently, Pathways Church is a congregation of about 50 members, with less than 10 children enrolled in religious education.

SUGGESTED 10 HOUR SCHEDULE:

Sunday (2 hours)

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Visit with families and visitors / Assist families with preschool children to nursery / Prep classroom
  • 10 – 11 Attend service or teach Children’s RE
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Visit with families/Report any concerns when appropriate

Various (7 hours):

WEEKLY

  • Lesson planning following UUA curricula guidelines
  • Facilitate effective communication with teachers, families, and board
  • Provide support to RE teachers
  • Attend to and/or report any concerns or issues in RE classes
  • (30 min) Maintain notes/files on attendance, lesson plan, let scheduled teachers know about the coming Sunday lesson plan
  • (30 min) Tuesday noon deadline email notices for Weekly newsletter and for announcements
  • Weekly review via email of RE information in the Sunday service slide presentation and script and in the online Weekly.

 MONTHLY

  • Submit reports via email for review at board meetings
  • Submit budget information to board and obtain approval for RE expenses
  • Attend training or meetings or designate volunteer teachers or parents as needed to attend training

YEARLY

  • With support of the board, ensure the safety policy’s screening process for RE volunteers is done
  • Update the Teacher’s Manual and appropriate RE forms and train volunteers in their use (attendance, injury forms, registration, notes on lesson plan, etc.)
  • Review and update RE safety policy on yearly basis. Get trained by appropriate board member and train volunteers reporting to you in emergency procedures (evacuation, etc.) Contacts for nursery, cleaning, facilities, budget, etc.
  • With input from the board, establish a plan for professional development
  • Plan and organize at least 2 or more teacher orientations and retreats
  1. oMid-August/September – RE team mini-retreat (Short and Long-term Planning and Teacher/Volunteer Orientation
  2. oWinter RE team Mini-Retreat (Budgeting and Strategic Planning)
  • Prepare winter-spring prospectus listing classes for children
  • Send Budget and Strategic plan to the board
  • Prepare summer prospectus and provide current RE info for website

AS NEEDED

  • Recruit lead and assistant teachers and/or recruit congregation members/friends to do presentations/workshops
  • Provide organization of supplies for teachers
  • Register RE students
  • Document RE events with photos/videos as permitted with parent/guardian forms approving video and photo release of children
  • Facilitate OWL programs for congregation (facilitate appropriate training and recruitment of teachers for these programs)
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to OWL teachers
  • Coordinating volunteers for the maintenance of garden boxes. The garden boxes facilitate multigenerational participation.

Find Common Ground With Us

Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Adult Discussion Groups - 11:30 a.m.
Religious Education for Children, Youth & Adults - 11:30 a.m.

Our Location: 481 W. Harwood, Hurst, TX 76054, Ours is the green building in the back corner of the Village Plaza shopping center, on the corner of W. Harwood and Hurstview between Dino's Pizzeria and the Yellow Brick Salon.
817-803-5941 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Each quarter we choose a different receiptient for outreach donations.  In the past these have included Grace, Presbyterian Night Shelter, The Ladder Alliance, among others in addition to our current receiptient, AJI, as well as continued support for N.E.E.D. (NorthEast Emergency Distribution). In addition we do various community outreach programs including the annual Tarrant County Homeless Count. Below are just a few of those who participated this past year.

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