Hello and welcome to the month of October! This month our theme is courage! Last week our high school Teenz met for the first time. We had eight youth attend and they worked hard to chose a theme for their con in November and then spent time just hanging out and getting to know each other. It was a great group of kids and I anticipate a lively weekly group this year. 

On Sunday October 16th our worship service will be an all ages, interactive worship with hands-on stations for multigenerational interaction and learning. It’s going to be a fun service where people will be able to think about courage and also participate in part of the Threshold Conversations around faith development in UU congregations around the country. We will spend some time together answering the question “what do we do here at First UU?” This service is designed for EVERYONE. People ages 3 and older will find activities and ways they can contribute to the conversation. Children 3 and younger are welcome in our sanctuary or, the nursery will be open if they prefer.

I will be doing a Sunday morning faith development day for kids pre-K-12th grade during service on 10/30. We will be doing some activities around having courage, with a Halloween twist. Folks are encouraged to wear costumes. Please remember we require high quality masks for everyone in the building. I will need some parent volunteers for this day so please reach out if you are available.

Here is a calendar of events this month:
October 16th: Tennz meet at First UU 12:30
October 23rd: First day of OWL at May Memorial 10:30, Teenz meet at First UU 12:30
October 30th: children and youth faith development day. Theme courage with a Halloween twist during service. Children and youth will meet in fellowship hall during service for fun activities. Teenz meet at 12:30
November 5-6th: Teenz high school youth con at First UU. Registration 9am Saturday-pick up at 10am Sunday

 If you have not done so already, please fill out this survey to help inform programming this year  Lifespan Faith Development 2022-23 Survey

Everyone with kids ages birth through 12th grade should register their kids at the link below. This helps me with planning, and also helps to keep kids safe when they are participating in programming at church. Even if you have registered a previous year, please register for this year’s programming.https://form.jot form.com/2223568 47676166

The 7-9th Our Whole Lives class will meet in the Teen Room at May Memorial on Sunday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm and will begin on October 23rd.