Family Ministry at UUFR . . .
UUFR Youth Choir, Sundays, 12:15-12:45 pm (Music Room) – Rehearsals take place every Sunday following our church service. This choir is open to all interested youth ages 5 and above. 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! Contact: Scott McKenzie.
Parents of Young Children Meet-Up Group: Sunday, February 16, 9:45-10:45 am (Susan B. Anthony) – Parents and caregivers of children age 3 and under are invited to meet in the nursery Sunday with Elle Penley, our point person for 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.
Anti-Racism Workshops for Children and Teens: Reporting Back – Last Sunday our families of children under 13 began their first session of “Living the Pledge to End Racism,” a hands-on program presented by UUFR’s Anti-Racism Ministry (ARM) Team. They enjoyed lunch, theme-focused stories and fun activities, and a field trip to the Pope House Museum downtown. Teens and adults are invited to participate in two day-long anti-racism trainings, March 28 and April 4, from 8:30am-4:30pm. High school students will attend with adults in these sessions. Contact the ARM.
Virginia Beach Youth CON: April 17-19, 2020 – UUFR 9th-12th graders are invited to a Youth CONference, a weekend gathering of UU youth and advisors. The CON is filled with a variety of workshops, activities and good food in a safe environment. Youth participate in activities, share with new friends in small get-to-know-you groups, contribute to times of fun and reflection and grow spiritually through worship. All youth must be accompanied by an advisor. If your teen is interested or you would enjoy being a Parent Facilitator, please contact Tryst Chagnon.
Backpack Buddies – We are looking for new ways for our kids to participate in fundraising for the BackPack Buddies project and would love for any parents who are excited about the program to volunteer to help plan and lead. Contact: Tryst Chagnon.
Remember that parents have access to an extensive Soul Matters resource packet on the theme each month. February’s theme is “Resilience.” 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, our UUFR Parents Community on Facebook, and our Family Ministry Monthly Newsletter.