Family Ministry at UUFR





Our Children’s and Youth Ministry Programming kicks off this Sunday, September 15th, with our exciting new theme-based curriculum, “Soul Matters”. This month, all ages will be exploring “What Does it Mean To Be a People of EXPECTATION?”

Our expectation is that families will read about and register for programs PRIOR to attending. This is crucial even for returning families, and it will equip your family to have a positive experience. Click HERE to start viewing our program information on the UUFR website. Click HERE to register your child(ren).

On Sunday, September 15:

  • Parents of children in Kindergarten through 10th grades should report directly to Founder’s Hall beginning at 10:50 am. Returning children must be registered to attend.
  • Parents of Pre-Schoolers (3’s and 4’s) should bring their children to Dorothea Dix in Lower Peace Hall, beginning at 10:50 am.
  • Childcare (age 2 and under) will be provided in the Louisa May Alcott Nursery on the lower floor of Fellowship Hall for the youngest children. (Please register them!).

Parents, please review our four agreements with your children prior to attending: when we are together, we agree to be Safe, Kind, Respectful and Curious! It is our expectation of children that they lean into these agreements.

This Week’s Family Ministry Leadership Opportunity Spotlight:

Children’s Ministry Team – This group of five (5) supports Sunday Morning programming for children. They assist with program planning, class curriculum adaptation, communication with parents, and cohesion within and among cohorts of children and their families. This group supports the work of the leaders in our classrooms. We are looking for a few more classroom leaders, too:

  • Sunday Morning Circle Leader:  Leads activities in the classroom. Teachers are provided with planning materials and support. We ask for our lead teachers to serve 10-15 weeks per year in blocks by trimester or year-long as a team of 2-3 persons.
  • Sunday Morning Circle Assistant:  Assists in the classroom 10-15 weeks per year. Assistants play a vital role in supporting the lead teacher and providing positive behavior support.

If you are interested in serving in any capacity in UUFR”s Family Ministry, please contact Tryst Chagnon.

Please be sure to check our “his Week in Parent News” page every week for the most recent updates, and we welcome you to join us on the UUFR Parents Community Facebook page.