RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
This Sunday, April 16th, is our Annual Easter Can Hunt and Party for those in K-12th grade!
Children from K-5th grade will have a “Start Together” Sunday which means they begin their days in the sanctuary at 12 Ford Ave. with their families until after Time for All Ages. Their teachers will then walk them to the nearby Olympia Brown House (16 Ford Ave) for their annual Easter Can Hunt and Party.
Youth from 6-12th grades will be sneakily hide non perishable food cans and boxes beginning at 10:30 at the Olympia Brown House.
Beginning the Hunt: We will have a brief gathering of all ages to organize ourselves in the living room of the Olympia Brown House. After that: a hunt, count up and creatively stack the cans for a group photo and then pack them up for donation to our local food pantry. This is one of the important ways that we help people in our community each year. Please remember to pick up your K-3rd grader before noon. Guests are always welcome.
If you have cans to donate this Sunday: Thanks to all who have already donated food for this party! If you should bring cans on Sunday, please leave them at the Olympia Brown House by 10:30 when the hiding will begin.
NURSERY CARE is available until noon in the lower level at Chapin for babies and children up to five years old. Nursery-aged children may participate in the Can Hunt if they have a parent or guardian participate with them. It will also be fun to be in the Nursery!
FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM CONTACT:
UUSO Director of Religious Education Susan Ryder: firstname.lastname@example.org
STAYING CONNECTED BETWEEN SUNDAYS
There is no need for adventures in Unitarian Universalism to happen only on Sundays!
CHECK THESE OUT:
- www.uuworld.org/hashtag/parentingblog is written by Michelle Richards. Michelle is also author of a wonderful book: Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting.
- Parents as Spiritual Guides is a 6 lesson workshop for parents and caregivers. You can have access to all of the lessons in a pdf at http://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/documents/lfd/tapestry/parents_spiritual_guides.pdf
- Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development, can be found at http://callandresponse.blogs.uua.org/ This site addresses current issues of interest to UU families and includes a way to communicate with other UU parents by posting and reading comments.
- The Family Pages pullout section of the monthly UU World Magazine contains activities around a topic for families to engage in together. Many of the themes and activities are part of our religious education program during the church year. They are interesting and fun! A paper version of UU World Magazine is sent to all members of UUSO. It is available online at www.uuworld.org.
- You can find stories and other resources at Family Quest: Church of the Larger Fellowship at http://www.questformeaning.org/programs/family-quest/
- BLUEBOAT: This site offers a way for teens to stay in touch with each other and with what’s happening in the UUA regarding youth and young adult ministry. They also are on Facebook. http://blueboat.blogs.uua.org/youth/
- YAYA: is the site of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office at the UUA and has the goal of supporting youth working for the future of our faith. https://twitter.com/YAYAUUA
- ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT UU YOUTH MINISTRY at http://www.sld-yruu.org/ This is the site to keep watching for postings of future Cons as well as other youth events in our district. You can also contact them if you would like more information about UU Youth leadership opportunities.