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.
- Meredith Plummer, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
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
Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities
Adopt a Grandparent
"Out of My Mind" Virtual, Multigenerational Book Discussion