Children’s Faith Formation
June 17 marked the start of our summer fun in the Children’s Faith Formation programming! Here’s what you can expect in our classes this summer through July 29:
Nursery: As always, our littlest church members will be cared for lovingly in this safe, nurturing environment so they learn to feel secure and confident in our church home. Two caregivers will be available each Sunday morning and parents are welcome to stay in the Nursery with their babes and/or toddlers as the needs of the child arise. Preschool.
Kindergarten Class: Our 4, 5, and 6 year olds will begin their mornings with a circle time check-in and chalice lighting before going on to explore the great outdoors. There, they will garden each week, nurturing plants through watering and weeding, as well as harvesting produce. They will also enjoy free play time and teachers will share some of their favorite stories with the class over snack.
1st – 3rd Grades: This class will explore the culinary treasures of the world through food with the Books and Cooks lessons. Each Sunday, our young people will prepare a different food from around the world while reading a story about and discussing cultural practices associated with that food. They will then get to eat the food they’ve prepared while being in community! It’s sure to be a deliciously fun time!
Middle School and High School: Youth are encouraged to attend worship or volunteer in younger classrooms over the summer while their own classes are on summer vacation. Keep your eyes peeled for notices about Youth Group events throughout the summer!
Volunteers Wanted: Interested in spending one Sunday morning a month on the playground? Want to learn how to make Microwave Fourth of July Apple Pie? Volunteer in our Children’s Faith Formation program! Summertime is a great window of opportunity to check out what it is our children do on Sunday morning and how being with our young people just might nurture your own spiritual development in unexpected ways. Contact Sarah Gettie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Peace Camp at UUI this Summer!
That each and every person is important, that all people should be treated fairly and kindly and that we should work for a peaceful, fair and free world–these are just some of the lessons our Padawan, or Jedi apprentices, will be learning on our beautiful campus during their week at Jedi Academy. We’ll be learning through games, art, maker space, music and more! 4 year olds – 6th grade (grades are as of last day of 2017-2018 school year) For more information and to register, click here. They are also seeking Counselors (9th – 12th graders), Junior Counselors (7th & 8th graders) and Adult Volunteer Staff! Click here to sign up.