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 



 This Summer

  • Families: During these challenging and unprecedented times I am reminded of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. If you have never encountered this model before, the concept behind it is quite simple - one’s higher needs (such as self-actualization and esteem) cannot be met until their most basic needs (such as physiological needs and safety) are met first. After all, what good is recognition (esteem) if you don’t have food or water (physiological needs). It is with this model in mind that I’ve determined our job as a church - and as people - right now is first to SURVIVE, next to CONNECT, and finally to GROW. Using this framework, I've compiled monthly activity packets for families to use over the summer.  If you did not receive an activity packet in the mail, you can download August's Activity Packet here.
SURVIVE CONNECT GROW


 Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities


Check back for updates in August!


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.