Family Ministry at UUFR

New UUFR Youth Choir! – Rehearsals begin on Sunday, January 19, from 12:15-12:45 pm in the Music Room. This enthusiastic choir is offered to youth, ages 5 and older;  it will perform contemporary music with a strong message of peace, hope and community building. This is sure to be a great fun learning experience for our young members! Please email [email protected] for more information!

NEW Parents of Young Children Meet-Up Group, Sunday, January 26, 9:45-10:45 am (Nursery) – Parents and caregivers of children age 3 and under are invited to meet with Elle Penley, our new point person for parent support to parents of young children! Bring your child(ren) for a chance to connect to fellow UUFR parents while the kids enjoy being together in a nursery full of toys. Contact Elle Penley for details.

Anti-Racism Workshops for Children: Sundays, February 9, 16, 23, lunch-5:00 pm – We hope your kids will join us in February for a special (FUN) workshop series led by our anti-racism team! Participants can expect activities, stories, games, field trips, and LUNCH. A workshop series for adults will run at the same time. For details or to register email [email protected].

Anti-Racism Workshops for Teens: SaturdayMarch 28 and April 4, 8:30 am-4:00 pm – Teens are especially invited to participate in two day-long anti-racism workshops.  High school students will attend with adults in the sessions. For more information, please email [email protected].

Charlotte Youth CON: February 7-9, 2020 – A Youth CONference is a gathering of Unitarian Universalist youth and advisors for a weekend program filled with a variety of workshops, activities, good food, and a safe environment. Youth participate in activities, share with new friends in small, get-to-know-you groups, bond during free time, contribute to times of fun and reflection and grow spiritually through worship. The CON is open to 9th-12th graders from UU congregations in NC, SC, TN, VA, and GA. All youth must be accompanied by an advisor. All advisors attend for free. Advisors must be at least 25 years old unless serving as an advisor in their congregation. At least one advisor is required for every 8 youth in a group.  All registration is online here Registration deadline is Thursday, January 30.  If  your teen is interested and/or you would enjoy being a Parent Facilitator, please contact [email protected].

Backpack Buddies – We are looking for new ways for our kids to participate in fundraising for this program and would love any parents who are excited about the project to volunteer to help plan and lead. Please email [email protected] for more information!

Remember that parents have access to an extensive Soul Matters resource packet on the theme each month.  January’s theme is “Integrity.  The packet is full of questions, games and activities that can help parents enforce the theme at home. Please use password UUFRsoulmatters to access this amazing resource. For details about this Sunday’s programming and other family news, please check out This Week in Parent News every week and our UUFR Parents Community on Facebook!