Family Chalice Lighters

During COVID, we invite UUFD member families to light their home chalice during our Zoom worship service. To participate, select your Sunday and then gather your family around your chalice. Our tech team with spotlight your family on Zoom as you light the symbol of our faith.

To to sign up, click here.

Val Pal 2021

Our secret friends program, Val Pal, kicks off in January. Open to church Members, Friends and their children only, the program pairs participating children with an adult member of the congregation in the hope that new friendships will form!

Once enrolled, the adult pal will send their child Val Pal notes – riddles, jokes and other fun things through the US mail, between January 17 and February 13.

The fun will culminate on Sunday, February 14 in special Val Pal break out rooms when the two will meet and enjoy a few games together. Enroll below.To enroll your child, click here. And to serve as an adult Pal to a child, click here.

Our Philosophy of Faith Formation

Children learn faith primarily from their families. At UUFD we take seriously the job of helping parents with this important task.

This is an interim time for us – we have hired trained interim staff to help us envision the future of our program and begin the work toward our new vision.

At a workshop in the fall of 2019 parents and congregational leaders met to begin the process of creating our new vision.  Our primary goal was to “actively support the parents of the 21st century by listening to their challenges.” This has been especially important during this time of pandemic. This fall we will continue to support parents through an at-home faith formation program called Creating Sabbath Space. 

Check our Adult Faith Formation tab for classes to help parents in their important task of raising children and future Unitarian Universalists.

What is Creating Sabbath Space?

Wise people have often said, “in times of trouble, be extra sure to keep the Sabbath.” In other words, “Be sure to set aside time and a space for worship, rest and connection.” Simply put, that is what our program Creating Sabbath Space is all about. We want to honor ancient spiritual wisdom that says worship, rest and connection are a must, not “extras” to be fit as we can. Especially during trying times.

Resources are available to help families build a home chalice, nurture themselves by caring for others, honor what’s special about their family, respect the natural world and learn to connect to the congregation as a whole.