Welcome to Family Faith Development at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati!

If you are new to First Church, I want to extend an extra special welcome. These are difficult times and you are doing holy work. I know… I know… this sure does not feel like holy work. It feels like drudgery, like anxiety, like duty and due diligence. But, friend, who will care for the “interconnected web” if not you? What better time to “learn together,” than now? And, how will our children “build a fair and peaceful world,” if we don’t provide them with a foundation upon which to build? Indeed, you are your child's greatest teacher, and your ministry is needed now, more than ever. I am thankful you are here. Know that we at First Church 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 Faith Development's philosophy and policies, make sure to check out our overview. To learn more about this year's programming be sure to take a look at our prospectus. Below, you will find a description of what each of our programs will be exploring week-to-week, as well as a list of upcoming events and opportunities.

Please note, to receive connectivity information for our virtual programming, you must register for the year (this helps us ensure we do not fall victim to Zoom bombers).

Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with any questions you may have. 

In faith and service,

- Meredith Plummer, Director of Lifespan Faith Development 

FFD 2020


 Week of October 25

  • Sunday @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Youth Group (6th - 12th Grade) - Youth will reconnect with their peers, share about their week, and play fun games.
  • Tuesday @ 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: CartUUns (All Ages) - This curriculum explores UU values through the lens of Disney and Pixar shorts.  This week, we'll watch Jack-Jack Attack, and discuss the joys and challenges of babysitting.  Activity suggestion: Jack-Jack O-Lantern and Jack-Jack Mask.  
    • 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!
  • Thursday @ 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Storytime (All Ages) - Join beloved caregiver, Ms. Amber, as she shares simple songs, and favorite picture books with everyone.


 Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities


December Donation Drive(Thru)
Drive by First Unitarian Church on December 5, 2020* from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a hot cup of cocoa, and help us decorate our outdoor Mitten Tree! While you are at it, drop off a few unwrapped gifts for Project Connect as well. Just choose your time slot at https://tinyurl.com/yyet8749.

Worried about exposure? Signup by day's end December 1, 2020 to have one of our elves swing by for a porch pick-up.
Want to be an elf?  Singup by day's end on December 1, 2020 and we'll make sure you are matched to someone close to you.  

Like every year, the hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves we collect will be donated to the children at South Avondale Elementary, and the items we collect for Project Connect (a collection we take every year during Breakfast with Santa) will be given to homeless children within Cincinnati Public Schools.

*Snow Date of December 12, 2020.

Mitten Tree

Virtual Breakfast with Santa
Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers, and Loved Ones of littles, registration for Virtual Breakfast with Santa is now live!

As you may know, Breakfast with Santa is a time honored tradition at First Church.  However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our Family Faith Development Committee has been forced to re-imagine this tradition for 2020.  Learn more about how we plan to take this event virtual, and register, by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5qunklb

Please note, due to time and logistical constraints, only 20 families will be allowed to register, so you better act quickly!  The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 9, 2020!

Virtual Breakfast with Santa

Christmas Eve (A Parking Lot Service)
More on this in November.

Christmas Eve

Meredith Plummer,
Director of Lifespan Faith Development


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Available by appointment

email

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.