October is a month full of activities and events in the Lifespan world! Please remember to register your children and youth if you have not yet done so. This helps us keep records and to keep children and youth safe. Thank you!

Our chapter of Dumbledore’s Army got up and running this past Sunday. The kids are in the process of naming their “house” at Hogwarts and will be working on fighting the first horcrux of the year, climate change. (For those who are not Harry Potter fans, the kids will be learning about and looking for ways to make a difference about climate change.)

The Our Whole Lives group met for the first time this Sunday and it was a terrific class. In the next month they will be covering topics such as Examining Values, The Language of Sexuality, Anatomy and Physiology, Personal Concerns about Puberty and Body Image.

Our teen group is beginning preparations for their service learning trip to West Virginia in April. Their first fundraiser, a bake sale, will take place on Saturday October 28th at First UU during the garage sale. We are also collecting redeemable bottles and cans (or redeem your cans yourself and make a donation to the youth group and save us a trip to the redemption place.)

October 13-15th we will be hosting the Upstate NY YAC Training CON. This event is open to all youth in 9-12th grade who are involved with our teen group. This is a con run by Upstate YAC for both con newcomers and veterans. YAC will be running several workshops and discussions about things like chaplains, worship, self-care, working with adults, resolving conflict, and how to run a con. We will also be doing other con activities like a coffee house (a talent show), nightly worship, touch groups (smaller groups of youth who meet during the con), and an all con.
Registration link is below.


Also, This month we will be hosting our annual SOCKTOBER collection of warm, new socks to donate to those in our community in need. This event culminates with a pumpkin carving fun night at May Memorial on October 27th at 5pm. Bring your dinner and a pumpkin, we will provide carving tools.

Our building is bustling with excitement and activities. Good things are happening at First UU.

The Nursery will be open for our littlest ones from 10:15-12:30



Below you can check out a few pictures from our  ropes course adventure with our teenz!

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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