Faith Formation News
- Faith Formation News for children, caregivers and adultsby Shanan
Fall Festival October 8 after Sunday ServiceUUFD Children, their Parents / Caregivers, and Grandparents are invited! Fall Festival that will be held at John R.’s home on October 8 immediately following church service (noon to 4 p.m.). All the UUFD children and their parents/grandparents are invited. There will be food, pumpkin decorating, face painting, games of all sorts, and all the other fun associated with the word Festival. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, please click here to let us know how many from your family plan to attend so we have adequate supplies and food. Questions? Please reach out to Sharon Mignerey
New registration formThank you to the SEVEN families who have filled out the registration form. If you have not filled this out, please do so as soon as you can. Even if you’ve been coming for a while, please fill out a new registration form here for your children, our first since the pandemic began. We need to have this up-to-date information to give your child(ren) the best possible experience while we are with them
Pre-School Sunday Faith Formation Set To Begin September 24Our room, at the back of the sanctuary, is coming together. Stop by and take a peek. Thank you to the volunteers! Sharon will be in touch this week to set up a schedule. The preschoolers will follow the same schedule as the older children—in the sanctuary with their parents until Time for All Ages. Then they will go to their new room at the back of the sanctuary. Parents! You must check in your children when you arrive for service so we can safely care for them. See the assigned teacher who will be at the back of the sanctuary before the start of service (and who will be on the lookout for you). Please pick up your child(ren) by fifteen minutes after the end of service. We still need a few more volunteers so we are calling on people only once a month. If you’d like to help ONE SUNDAY PER MONTH, please reach out to Sharon Mignerey.
Adult Faith Formation OpportunitiesIf you’ve been longing for a deeper connection with self-development, art, creativity, or your own sense of spirituality, check out this sample of monthly prompts from Creativity Matters. There is still time to join. The group will meet as a hybrid (Zoom and in person) on the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in Bowman Hall. If you’d like to join Creativity Matters, click here.
- Adult Faith Formation opportunitiesby Shanan
Welcome to Self-Care!If you’ve been longing for a deeper connection with self-development, creativity, or your own sense of spirituality, check out UU Writers or Creativity Matters. You can participate right here at UUFD, which provides the opportunity to be with like-minded people and to share in the joy of creating. An organizational meeting will be held on August 31 ay 5:30 p.m. in Bowman Hall. We hope you can be there, but even if you cannot and are interested, please sign up. To indicate your interest in UU Writers, click here. To indicate your interest in Creativity Matters, click here.
- September news from Faith Formationby Shanan
Welcome To September!
Faith Formation for the kids on Sunday morning is in full gear. The schedule for September:
September 3 — A Wider Welcome
September 10 — Water Communion Multi-Gen Service (the kids remain in the sanctuary for the whole service)
September 17 — Welcoming Change (and the Autumn Equinox)
September 24 — Welcoming the Work of Apology and Forgiveness (and Yom Kippur
Toddlers Want You!
The Children’s Program for Faith Formation is growing, something we have all wanted and hoped for during this Post Pandemic Era. We have three separate groups right now – middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, and toddlers. We have teachers for the two older groups. Where we need help is with the toddlers. There is no funding in the budget this year to hire teachers.
We need volunteers. Right now, we have three to five children regularly attending with more on the horizon. We are hoping to recruit enough (of you!) to serve only once every three or four weeks. We hope to have all this in place by mid-September, which is just around the corner.
These children need care and nurturing during Sunday Services, who will be gathering in the room at the back of the sanctuary across from the restrooms. The time commitment will be from about 9:45 to 11:20 while parents attend services. Our aspiration is to have enough volunteers to serve only one Sunday per month. If you feel called to help or want more information, please reach out to Sharon Mignerey.
Fall Festival October 8 After Church
All the UUFD children and their parents / grandparents are invited.
Fall Festival that will be held at John Redemske’s home on October 8 immediately following church service (noon to 4 p.m.). There will be food, pumpkin decorating, face painting, games of all sorts, and all the other fun associated with the word Festival. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, please click here to let us know how many from your family plan to attend so we have adequate supplies and food.
- Summer is coming to an end, but fun in Faith Formation is about to begin! by web admin
New registration form: Parents and caregivers, please register your children/youth using our new registration form no later than August 27.
Party time! All children and youth are invited to stay after FF classes on Sunday August 20 for an end of summer and back to school party in Bowman Hall. Parents are welcome to stay, but can pick up kids at 1pm. Nikki and Harrison are excited to celebrate and ring in a new school year with you all!
Fall Festival coming up: Last year we had a very fun and successful fall festival. We are excited to bring this fun time for our children and youth back this year! Details to come asthey are finalized.
Fall Youth Faith Formation Themes: This fall we have some exciting classes filled with learning and growing in our UU values. Some themes include: Welcoming, Heritage and Generosity. As UUs we hold these values close and encourage our children and youth to grow with them! Join Nikki and Harrison on Sundays for fun learning! Note: Classes will split by grade/age starting August 27th.
Multi-generational service led by FF children and youth: FF staff are planning for a service led and directed by the children and youth on October 15th (tentative). Parents/Guardians/Caregivers: Put this date in your calendar!
Grandparents and Friends of Our Kids: Would you like to be added to the distribution list that regularly keeps caregivers up-to-date on Faith Formation activities for our youth? Send an email to email@example.com to be added.
- Faith Formation Announcementsby web admin
Sharon Mignerey, Coordinator for Faith Formation, will be out of the office July 17 through August 6. If you have questions or need assistance from Faith Formation during this time, please reach out to Harrison Wendt, Youth Programming Coordinator.
Plans are underway for the autumn kick off. Faith Formation has a number of programs planned for both kids and adults beginning after September 1. The date for the Fall Festival will be announced soon.
A UU Writers group that uses the prompts supplied by (Soul Matters) UU Writers will launch in September. If you’d like to see a sample packet of what this program will be like, click here.
A Creativity Matters group that uses the prompts supplied by (Soul Matters) Creativity will also launch in September. If you’d like to see a sample packet of what this program will be like, click here.