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. Family Faith Development 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 Faith Development'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.

On Sunday mornings, please feel free to stop me and say 'Hi' or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with any questions you may have. 

In partnership,

- Meredith Plummer, Director of Lifespan Faith Development                                                                                 Easter Egg


 Weekly In April

  • Infants - Preschoolers: Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, First Church is not holding in-person meetings for the rest of March.  However, families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join me via Zoom Tuesday Nights at 7:00 PM for a bedtime story.  Connect at: https://zoom.us/j/300542607.  Or, call: 1.929.436.2866.  Meeting ID: 300 542 607
  • Elementary Age: Each week, registered families with elementary aged children can expect to receive one lesson per week via email. These lessons will: align with the week's worship theme, and be simple, easy, and fun to implement at home!  Not registered?  You can download Religious Education's Emergency Lesson Plan Booklet by clicking the hyperlink.  The lesson for the week of March 15th will be "The Blind Man and The Hunter."
  • Jr. and Sr. High: Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, First Church is not holding in-person meetings for the rest of March.  However, all youth, in 6th - 12th grade, are invited to join Mr. Stephen for a virtual youth group meeting every Thursday at 1:00 PM.  Connect at: https://zoom.us/j/311424694.  Or, call 1.929.436.2866.  Meeting ID: 311 424 694
LFD Virtual Offerings Weekly


 Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities


Adopt a Grandparent
New!  This program is purely about connection.  It matches adults without children in the home with families who are caring for minor children.  The goal is for the adults and children to connect, either over the phone or via zoom, at least once a week - just to check in.  If you are interested, just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Pairings will be sent out next Monday, April 6th.

Adopt a Grandparent

"Out of My Mind" Virtual, Multigenerational Book Discussion
This book discussion will take place Saturday, April 25 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  With themes of social isolation,collective welfare, and adaptive technology, this junior chapter book by Shannon Draper is the perfect multigenerational read for these unprecedented times.  Families with children as young as 8 can follow along with one another, while adults without children will find this book a quick read.  The book can be found on Amazon, Audible, an on the Overdrive app in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.  You can even find a recording on YouTube! Register by Wednesday, April 22 @ https://tinyurl.com/yx26jnkn.  A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the discussion.

Out of My Mind Book Discussion

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.