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 - August 20, 2017
PreK - 5th Grade: Germany - Today, we will have a German native tell us about her home country. She will talk about what it is like to live in Germany, and she will even share some German food (no nuts) with the class.
- Jr. & Sr. High: Planning - Today, Jr. and Sr. High youth will gather in community and to plan for the coming year.
Service is Growth
Here is an opportunity for you to grow your faith through service. Here is an opportunity to have a lasting effect on the world. Here is your chance to influence the next generation of Unitarian Universalist change makers. Family Programming is currently recruiting teachers and assistants for our Sunday School program for the 2017 – 2018 church year.
Teachers in our 1st – 3rd and 4th – 5th grade classrooms...
- Serve on a volunteer team with 5 other volunteers.
- Are provided with their classroom’s curriculum in August.
- Teach 5 Sundays throughout the year.
- Assist 5 Sundays throughout the year.
- Set their own schedule with their teammates.
- Deepen their own faith while bonding with our amazing children.
- Assist paid classroom leaders.
- Can volunteer in multiple classrooms throughout the year.
- Decide when and how often to volunteer.
- Become acquainted with our remarkable children and youth.
- Sign up at the FP table any Sunday in August.
Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop
Join us, Saturday, August 19 for the Ministerial Search Committee’s workshop “Beyond Categorical thinking.” Families are highly encouraged to attend, as your participation will help shape the future of First Church. While this workshop is designed for adults, Jr. and Sr. High youth have been invited to attend the workshop as well. As for your younger children, childcare will be provided for children 0 - 4 years of age, and a mini-workshop has been designed for your child, 5 – 12 years of age. During this mini-workshop, your child will explore ideas such as prejudice, tolerance, and perception as they dream about our next minister. Full of fun activities designed to engage all learners, this mini-workshop will mirror the discussion going on upstairs, so that the whole family can get involved in the search process. After all, it's our children's church too!