Welcome to Family Faith Development at First Unitarian Church! 

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


Every Week in March

  • Sunday @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Youth Group (6th - 12th Grade) - Youth will reconnect with their peers, share about their week, and play fun games, like Among Us.
  • Wednesday @ 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: CartUUns (All Ages) - This curriculum explores UU values through the lens of Disney and Pixar shorts.
    • 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


CONfluence
Youth!  March will mark a year since many of us went on lock-down; and in that year, it feels like a confluence of events / movements have rocked us all.  That's why I am glad that Heartland area DREs have joined together to bring you, CONfluence - a virtual conference for 6th to 12th graders!  Over the course of one night and one morning, at the end of March, you have the opportunity to set down your worries, connect with other UU youth, and explore your faith through art, music, movement, games and more!  See a more detailed schedule, and register for CONfluence by clicking on the flyer below.

Confluence Flier

Spring Fling & Easter Things
It's been a year since you've graced First Church's hallowed halls, don't you think it is time for you return?

Then join us on Saturday, April 3, 2021 for Spring Fling & Easter Things! Stop in, grab a bag of goodies, visit with First Church staff, enter into the sanctuary, and pick a potted pansy from the chancel (there will be enough for young and old alike). With timed entry, one-way traffic, social distancing, and our ever present masks, we believe this can be a safe and meaningful event for all!

Can't make it?  Sign up for a "Drop Off" or "Mailer."
Want to spread the cheer? Sing up to be an "Easter Bunny."
Details in the sign up.  Just click on the flyer below!

Easter 2021

UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021
Good news, everybody! The Easter Bunny has just emailed us. He has asked us to pass along this message to all of you... 

Hello UU Friend!  

It's me, the Easter Bunny. I know you've probably been wondering what I’ve been doing with myself this year, since it isn’t safe for us to be meeting indoors or in large crowds. But, I promise you, I've been quite busy. I've been traveling all around the world, stopping wherever Easter is celebrated, and greeting people from afar. 

Oh!  And, also, I've been coordinating with a number of UU congregations - including your own - to bring you a Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

The UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021 will go live Saturday, April 3, 2021 - the day before Easter - and remain active throughout April. This way, you can spend the whole month exploring the UU net (did you know a UU actually invented the World Wide Web?)! 

The hunt begins here: https://tinyurl.com/z1p2mwqv 

Until we meet again, Hoppy Easter!

The Easter Bunny 

UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021

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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.