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Summer has raced to an end! Our 2019-20 RE year officially kicks off with our Children’s Ministry program on September 15th.

Please note that all families with children aged 0-18 need to formally register within Family Ministry regardless of whether you plan to attend Sunday programming. Registration allows us to maintain current emergency contact and medical information, better plan for programming (supplies, staffing etc), have accurate budget needs data and insures that you are signed up to receive our Children’s and Youth Ministry’s monthly newsletters and information about special programming (OWL, COA, HSYG, etc) and other social events of interest to families.

New families are welcome to join our programming on Sundays as guests three times before formally registering for classes. Visitors are required to fill out a one page Visitor’s Form when dropping off their children. After three visits, guests will be asked to complete the full, more detailed registration form.

We will be providing Child Care in the Nursery for children 0-2 during service on Sundays.

As always, all children are always welcome to attend services with their families.


What to expect on Sunday:


All Children visiting Child Care or in Pre-School through 10th grades should report directly to Founder’s Hall (same location as coffee hour) for check in, beginning at 10:45AM. Children will be signed in and given their name tags before their worship begins.

Parents will then take infants to the Nursery,  Pre-Schoolers directly to class in Dorothea Dix (Lower Peace Hall), while all other children will remain in Founder’s Hall for worship and then be led to activities and discussion in their assigned classrooms.

If you have not pre-registered your child/ren, please be prepared to come in 5-10 minutes earlier to fill out a registration form. All students participating in Sunday programming are required to register before attending classes. Visitors should be prepared to fill out a one page Visitor Form.

As always, all children are always welcome to attend services with their families.



•We are so excited to announce that our 2019-20 RE year will begin on September 15th with the kick off of our brand new, small group curriculum entitled SOUL MATTERS.

Each month we will explore a new theme that focuses on a spiritual value that our UU faith has historically honored, encourage deep listening and foster circles of trust. We will also be providing parents the tools to go on the same spiritual journey as their children every month.

To learn more about this year’s schedule, new drop off locations and programming, click here.

Calling all UU Parents, Teens and Children Ages 6-14! Be a part of our congregation-wide initiative to be a welcoming, antiracist community for all! The Living the Pledge to End Racism training for Adults and Teens is also being adapted for Elementary and Middle School students! Childcare will be available for the youngest.

Living the Pledge to End Racism for Families, Wednesday Nights 6-8:30 PM (including free dinner)

• October 9
• October 16
• October 23
• October 30
• November 6
• November 13

or two full Saturdays:

October 5, 2019 (Saturday) 8:45 am–4:00 pm, Clara Barton Room
October 19, 2019 (Saturday) 8:45 am–4:00 pm, Founders Hall

While parents enjoy their own training, kids will enjoy parallel, age appropriate programming plus free pizza, games and crafts, videos, stories, cookie baking and more!

Register here for Wednesday dates.
Register for Saturday dates here.

Let’s Get Social! Please be sure to join our UUFR PARENTS COMMUNITY GROUP on Facebook!


Save the Dates:

September 15th– First Day of 2019-20 Sunday Children’s Ministry. Make sure you are registered!