This Month in Lifespan Faith Development Children and Youth Ministries
JANUARY 2017, Prophecy
K-7th grade One Room Schoolhouse: Our denomination is one that includes a long history of people standing up for what is just, right and fair. This month in RE we will be learning about famous Unitarian Universalist people who made a difference. Each week we will learn about a few people from our history and take the lessons we learn to consider how we might follow in their footsteps. Using the “Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict” curriculum by Educators for Social Responsibility children will explore ideas including…
-What qualities are present in a community? How do people solve problems that arise working in groups? What does community mean at different levels?
– What causes conflict and what makes it get worse? How can conflict be used productively? Can conflict and peace enhance each other?
Coming of Age:
January 15: please plan to attend service at one of the churches together in your mentee/mentor pairs
January 22nd: Mentor breakfast 9:15 at First UU. Mentors and young people will join us for a brief breakfast where we will have a chance to get to know each other a little better. We will provide breakfast and activities, all you have to do is show up. After the breakfast youth will head to class and mentors are welcome to attend service at either congregation.
January 29th: Regular class at First UU
We are just about done with our Guest at Your Table campaign. The youth did a great job at each of the churches introducing the program and boxes and donations are coming in to the DREs. If you still have a box or donation you would like to bring in, there’s still time! Feel free to drop boxes off in the office or with a DRE.
We have ordered more chalice pendants and they will arrive sometime this week or next and our young people will be able to see them in coffee hour again. The pendants are wildly popular and serve as our primary fundraiser for the Boston trip. Watch the weekly update for more info.
Teenz: Teenz will be meeting at May Memorial this month each week for regular group. The con will be January 27-29th at May Memorial and planning is in full swing. If you would like to help out by bringing food please see the link below to sign up.
The Nursery will be open for our littlest ones from 10:15-12:15
Below you can check out a few pictures from our recent ropes course adventure with our teenz!
If you are interested in volunteering in Lifespan Faith Development talk with Tina Lesley-Fox
A few pictures from our intergenerational music Sunday service on creation stories