Next Sunday’s RE Classes
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all children ages five and above are required to wear masks at all times while inside the church buildings.
The Nursery will be open on all Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 12:00 for babies and children ages one to five. It is located in the lower level Rainbow Rooms at Chapin Memorial. Please retrieve your child from the nursery after the service.
Children of all ages are always welcome to attend the service in the sanctuary. Chalice Activity Bags are available in the foyer for anyone of any age who is better able to participate in a Sunday service while keeping their hands busy. Look for special nursery bags for those under the age of three.
There be no formal Religious Exploration classes through the summer; however, there will be a Time for All Ages each Sunday. Children under age ten may go downstairs after the Time for All Ages to spend time with the nursery care providers and the babies and toddlers.
Staying Connected Between Sundays:
Here are some family resources:
- Our own MARA KERN LIBRARY. This free library has a great assortment of books, CDs, and DVDs.
- https://www.uuworld.org/hashtag/parentingblog is written by Michelle Richards. There are insightful articles on many aspects of UU parenting. 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.
- Creating Young Justice Seekers: Ideas and projects for family experiences creating social justice can be found at: https://www.uua.org/families/justice
- 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 https://www.uua.org/families/uu-world-family-pages
- 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 (the Unitarian Universalists Association) 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
- CENTRAL EAST REGION UU YOUTH MINISTRY at https://www.uua.org/central-east/youth 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.