Submitted by uufcm on Wed, May/1/2013 - 10:39
The UUFCM RE Committee will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party in the fellowship hall after the RE Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m., May 23, to honor all of the congregants who committed time and attention to our children and youth. Invitations will be sent soon!
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, May/1/2013 - 10:33
The middle level youth will continue discussing the topic of Truth this week, while the elementary children move on to a session about Making a Difference.
This session introduces the concept of responsibility. It reinforces the ideas in the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, respect for the interdependent web of all existence, by demonstrating the idea that our action or lack of action makes a difference in an interdependent world. It encourages the children to feel empowered to take action when love, faith and conscience call. During the session the children explore the concept and experience of responsibility through acknowledging ways that they already make a difference, considering through role play how to make a difference in real life scenarios, and brainstorming problems that matter to them, and how even small actions on their part promote positive change.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Apr/17/2013 - 8:32
Upcoming RE Events:
- May 18: Elementary Level Sleepover at the fellowship from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 a.m.
- May 23: Volunteer Appreciation Party in the fellowship hall after the RE Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m.
- June 2: End of Year Potluck Picnic at Island Park following the morning service.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Mar/27/2013 - 9:22
Friday, April 26 from 6:30 PM until 10 AM Saturday
All UUFCM 4-8th graders are invited to attend this night of fun, food and friendship. There will be snacks, games, movies and more! Bring your self, a sleeping bag and pillow, pajamas, a change of clothes and your tooth brush.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Mar/27/2013 - 9:21
This Sunday, March 31, the youth and children will be participating in a fun Easter celebration. On Sunday, April 7th, the Elementary and Middle Level students will continue with the topics that were introduced on March 24.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Mar/20/2013 - 7:34
Elementary students will be discussing the idea of "Do No Harm," Chapter 11 of the Moral Tales curriculum. Reflecting the sixth Unitarian Universalist Principle, which promotes "the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all," these lessons draw on the Buddhist and Hindu notion of non-harm, or ahimsa.
Submitted by uufcm on Tue, Mar/5/2013 - 7:05
The UU College of Social Justice is offering its National Youth Justice Training (NYJT) program, a transformative three-week experience for high-school-aged youth. It will take place in Boston, Mass., June 30-July 21, 2013, and will include interactive social justice education and real-world internships, grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and practices.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Feb/13/2013 - 11:16
A new way to become involved in our Sunday morning children's Religious Education is developing. Our volunteer teachers need help juggling their responsibilities and would greatly benefit from an extra set of hands in the room with them as they present the morning lesson.
Submitted by uufcm on Wed, Feb/13/2013 - 11:13
To honor Purim tradition, please consider dressing your child/youth in costume on the morning of Sunday, February 24. If you select a costume that is not related to Esther’s story, please keep it light-hearted and fun, not scary or aggressive. Ideas for costumes can be found here and here. Niki will be out of town for during this event and needs help presenting the story of Esther and the Purim traditions. Please contact her if you can assist the children of our congregation in this manner.
Submitted by uufcm on Tue, Feb/12/2013 - 11:25
During worship this coming Sunday, February 17, we will begin our 2013 “Guest at Your Table” program. When we take home our Guest at Your Table boxes and place them prominently where we regularly gather, our families and friends have the chance to learn about real people who are succeeding in their struggles for justice