Program Overview

The following programs have been chosen because they are grounded in Family Faith Development’s Core Truths, they utilizes the 4 C’s for faith formation, and they align with this year's congregational theme. Please note, aside from youth group (6th - 12th Grade), and Sr. High Hangouts (9th - 12th Grade), all F.F.D. programming this year is open to all ages.  We know your family is busy, so we want you to simply connect whenever you can.


Youth Group with Mr. Stephen

Sundays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This zoom class gives our youth (6th - 12th grade) the opportunity to connect with each other, face-to-face, weekly. There is no chosen curricula for this class this year - the focus is on maintaining connections, and exploring the youth's varied interests. Please register, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Meredith, for connectivity information.

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CartUUns with Ms. Kymm

Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
During this zoom class, children, youth, and parents, explore our Unitarian Universalist values through Disney and Pixar shorts.  Each class contains a short opening, a time to share joys and sorrows, a video, discussion, and an activity.  And, at 30 minutes in length, this class can fit into nearly any family's busy schedule.  A fun post-dinner program for your child or youth to engage with while you tackle dishes, and/or a great entry point for any family who wishes to explore their Unitarian Universalist values together! Please register, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Meredith, for connectivity information.

NEW: Starting the week of October 11 we will be recording each session of CartUUns and uploading them to a Google Drive Folder each Friday by 7:00 AM.  So, now, registered or not, you can view these classes anytime!

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Sr. High Hangout with Mr. Phillip

First Wednesday of the Month (Starting in October) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Get excited, Sr. High Hangouts are back!  Okay... so we still aren't gathering in person.  But, still, now we have a dedicated hour just for Sr. High youth.  Mr. Phillip has kindly agreed to facilitate these once a month gatherings, which will be focused on keeping connection and having fun.  Your youth may recall Phillip was a frequent volunteer in the Sr. High classroom last year!  Please register, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Meredith, for connectivity information.

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Storytime with Ms. Amber

Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Children, youth, and parents are all invited to join beloved caregiver, Ms. Amber, over zoom, as she shares her favorite picture books with you once a week. This is the perfect class for any family looking to inject a little Unitarian Universalism into their nighttime routines, youth who are in the process of building their own theology (there is much wisdom to explore in picture books), or parents who may just need someone else to occupy their children for 15 minutes. Plus, it's a fun, quick, and easy way to stay connected!  Please register, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Meredith, for connectivity information.

Storytime Teaser

Minecraft with Ms. Meredith

First Saturday of the Month (Starting in October) from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
What would the world look like if we created a society, based on our Unitarian Universalist values, from the ground up? Literally! This is the question children, youth, and parents will explore once a month in Minecraft with Ms. Meredith. This class is great for anyone who loves video games - especially minecraft - or who just can't stand zoom. A wonderful feature about this program is that, while the class will only take place once a month, anyone will be able to connect to the minecraft server - and build onto the society - at anytime!  Connectivity information to come.

Minecraft Teaser



Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators

Tuesdays in October from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Since Our Whole Lives (OWL) must remain on hold for the foreseeable future, this program, coordinated and facilitated by the religious educators of St. John's, Heritage, and First Unitarian Church, is being offered to all Unitarian Universalist congregations in the greater Cincinnati area, as part of our ongoing commitment to Cincy City-Wide OWL.  Please see this program's registration form for more details.

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Rev. Connie in a Box

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Wouldn't you like to host Rev. Connie in your home right now?  Well, now you can! Introducing Rev. Connie - the doll!  Sing up to host Rev. Connie, and her box of goodies, for one week this year - sit down with her at dinnertime, host your own in-home worship, or just play hide and seek!  Then, share your experience with the whole church come Sunday, via pictures or recorded video.  Check back here in a few weeks for how to sign up.

 

Beyond Programming

As we know that not all of our families have the time or energy to engage in special programming, we offer adjunct events and resources throughout the year. Here is an overview of some of those offerings...

Intergenerational Services

While people of all ages are welcome to attend worship, at least three times throughout the year, the worship team collaborates to bring you worship designed specifically for the whole family.



Rites of Passage Events / Ceremonies

At the end of the year we spend an entire month celebrating those students who have mastered one core truth, and will be bridging to the next class come fall. Dates and details about these events / ceremonies will be sent out to parents in the spring.

Other Special Ceremonies

To honor other significant life events, and the commitment of our volunteers, we hold special ceremonies of recognition and celebration throughout the year. One such offering is our child dedications.

Other Special Events

The Family Faith Development Committee, in collaboration with other ministries within the congregation, sponsors several special events through-out the year — this year, we are already looking forward to Masquerade: An Afternoon of Glamour and Games for the Young and Old.  Information about these special events can be found on Family Faith Development's home page throughout the year.

F.F.D. Library

Since we can't gather in our church building at this time, F.F.D. has created a free Virtual Library using Epic!. To gain access this fabulous resources, which includes hundreds of ebooks for children 0 - 13 years of age, including curated reading lists centered on our 7 principles, mental health, and social justice issues, just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ms. Meredith.  We hope, over the coming months, you will find this to be a helpful resource!

Krista Taylor


Krista Taylor Crisis in EducationKrista Taylor brought a wide range of experiences to her intervention specialist/co-teaching position at Gamble Montessori in the Cincinnati Public Schools. Her dedication to co-teaching and inclusion have helped Gamble develop an approach that captures the spirit of Montessori education. In 2015 she earned regional acclaim when, after being awarded the Hawkins Educator of the Year award for Cincinnati Public Schools, she gave her entire $10,000 winnings to the Gamble Foundation to assist students in attending field experiences. She has presented at conferences for the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association, the Cincinnati Montessori Society, and the Ohio Montessori Alliance, and she is an assistant in CMSTEP, the Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teachers Education Program. 2017 is her 13th year of teaching.

Meredith Plummer,
Director of Lifespan Faith Development


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Available by appointment

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Phone: 513.238.9912

 


Resources

  • My Chalica Book: A Beginner's Guide (Fourth Edition) - Created by me, this booklet contains an introduction to Chalica, a resource page, a brief history of Chalica, and suggestions on how to celebrate and honor each principle with actions, food, gifts, books, and movies.
  • Beyond Ramps and Restrooms - Within this blog you'll find links, resources, reviews and information about today's technology - and how that technology may be used to welcome people with disabilities in our congregations and beyond.