Welcome to Family Programming at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati!
If you are new to First Church, I want to extend an extra special welcome. Family and Children’s Programming at First Church, what some other congregations might refer to as Religious Education, is markedly different from what you’ll find at some other UU congregations because our focus is on the family, not just the child. We understand your life is busy. We understand that, at times, you feel overburdened with the work of raising a family. But, we also understand that you are your child’s greatest teacher. While we might have only 40 hours in a given year to influence your child, you, as their parent, have over 3,000 hours. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with you, to offer programming that not only fits into your busy schedule but that eases your burden as well.
If you would like to learn more about Family Programming's philosophy and policies, make sure to check out our overview. To learn more about our programming, including your child's curriculum for the year, be sure to take a look at our prospectus. Below, you will find a description of what your child will be learning, and doing, this coming Sunday, as well as a list of upcoming events and opportunities.
- Meredith Plummer, Director of Family Programming
This Sunday - April 30, 2017
PreK - Kindergarten: My World Has Fish - Today, we'll read Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and make tissue paper fish. Your child will become more aware of how to take care of water in our environment.
- 1st - 3rd Grade: Henry Works - Today, we'll read Henry Works by D. B. Johnson, learn a little about Unitarian Henry David Thoreau, and do some 'work' around First Church.
- Jr. High: Planning - Today, your youth will continue planning youth events for May / June.
White Supremacy Teach In
On May 7, dozens of UU congregations will participate in the White Supremacy teach-in; we will be one of them. On that day, the service and your child’s Sunday school class will focus on dismantling white supremacy. As the UUA struggles to address recent allegations of racist hiring practices, let us lay the groundwork for future generations today!
Party on the Playground
All children PreK – Jr. High are invited to FP’s end of the year Party on the Playground, May 28. Join us during the service that day for good food, good friends and good fun!
95 years ago, a Czechoslovakian, Unitarian Minister by the name of Norbert Chapek held the first flower communion. A simple concept really – bring a flower, offer it up to the congregation, choose a different flower to take home – a metaphor about community that spread like wildfire! On June 4th, Rev. Maucere and I invite you to follow in the footsteps of your Unitarian ancestors. Bring a flower to the service, and offer yourself up to the community.