Welcome to Parent News!


We’re diving in this month by looking at the many ways our UU faith invites us to become “a people of compassion.” To help get at that, our sessions are each built around the various ways we come to learn and live resilience. You can find the June parents’ resource packet, with questions, games and activities that will help you enforce the theme at home here.  Use the password UUFRsoulmatters.

Please read below for news, reminders, and announcements.


What to expect on Sunday:

Please join us for UUFR’s Sunday Service on YouTube, which includes a Time For All Ages with Family Ministry Director, Tryst Chagnon!


Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, bring your favorite stuffed animal, get cozy, and listen to one of our terrific UUFR Storytellers read us all a bedtime story.  We will check-in, light the chalice together, and reflect on the message of the story before tucking in to bed.


Please join us for age-banded meetups to gather with each other and our Sunday School teachers and worship leaders!  Check your weekly family ministry newsletter for links to connect!

  • Thursdays at 7 pm: High School Hangout with Sunday School teacher, Rebecca Staggs.
  • Sundays at 2 pm:  Middle School Hangout with Sunday School teacher, Emily Puertolas.
  • Every other Tuesday at 5:30 pm: Parents of Young Children Meetup with Elle Penley. (Next session is June 30)


See your weekly newsletter for links to connect!


Parent Meetups

Are you interested in getting together (virtually) with other parents with children in your child’s age cohort group while your children play?  We are gathering interest for age-banded parent/caregiver meet-ups for PreK, Lower Elementary (grades K-2), and Upper Elementary (grades 3-5), for conversation and fellowship. We will be connecting by Zoom until we are able to meet in person again. If you would love to connect with other UUFR parents and caregivers in fellowship, please indicate interest here.  Elle Penley, who has been our point person for our Parents of Young Children Meet-Up Group, is holding virtual meetings for that group.  If you’re interested, please contact [email protected]


Please remember that all families with children aged 0-18 need to formally register within Family Ministry regardless of whether you plan to attend Sunday programming, which will resume January 12. 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.

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