Welcome to Parent News for the Week of February 17th

We hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

This coming Sunday, children 0-Kindergarten should be dropped off in classes prior to the 11am service. Children in 1st through 7th grades should attend service with their families and will be led out after “Story for All Ages”. COA is not in session this week and OWL will be meeting at their regularly scheduled time.

*Please see below for class schedules and special announcements.*



•The Board will have an important update for the congregation following the service this coming Sunday, February 17th. Please join us in the sanctuary for this brief informational gathering.

•1st-2nd Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Mandatory Meeting

Once again we will offer a spring session of lower Elementary OWL to children registered in our RE programs. For more information about OWL lifespan sexuality education, please go here: https://www.uua.org/re/owl

The Mandatory Parent-Child orientation will be this Sunday, Feb. 17th (make up date Feb. 27th 7-9pm). Sessions will run for all 5 Sundays in March during the worship service. Participation in an orientation and all 5 March sessions is expected.

This class has a firm participant limit and advanced registration is required. For more details or to register follow this link:



Important Reminders:

ALL children, from 0-18, should be registered. It is vital that parents complete the registration process for their children if they have not already done so.

Registering all children not only helps keep parents informed about RE classes and family events, it also helps us keep accurate participation records, and most importantly, keeps our children safe. This year we are striving to strictly enforce our policy that returning children must be registered prior to participating in childcare, Sunday School, OWL, youth group, or family programs.

Click here to register your infant, child, or teen. Please contact Tryst at [email protected] with any questions regarding registration.

Have you signed up to Volunteer in the 2018-19 program year yet? All parents with children registered in the UUFR RE program are strongly encouraged to volunteer in some capacity. We have many opportunities inside or outside of the classroom. It takes a village to have a strong, engaging program and we ask that you consider volunteering a minimum of two times during the school year.


What to expect this Sunday, February 17th:

Childcare Plus Dreamers
Age: 0-3s
Drop Off: Before Service
Room: Susan B Anthony
Co-Lead: Kortne Slade
Co-Lead: Imogen Joashi
Co-Lead: Regan Andersen

Age/Grade: 4s-Kindergarten
Drop Off: Before Service
Room: Thomas Jefferson
Co-Lead: Kathryn Reis
Co-Lead: Jennifer Williams
Lesson: Mr. Grumpy’s Outing

School Age Combined 
Grade: 1st-5th
Drop Off: In Service
Room: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lead: Lynda Hambourger
Assistant: Brian Overton
Lesson: Power (Hammer)

Middle School Youth Group
Grade: 6th-7th
Drop Off: In Service
Room: Teen Cave
Lead: Emily Puertolas
Assistant: Katie Turnbull
Lesson: Christianity 1

Active Learners
Grade:1st-5th Opt In
Drop Off: In Service
Room: Beatrix Potter
Lead: Bo Chagnon


Clara Barton
Pornography (make up from last week)


High School Youth Group:

5:00pm – 6:30pm in Clara Barton.

This week High School Youth Group will be having a GAME NIGHT! We’ll provide a few snacks and games, also feel free to bring your favorites. 5:00pm – 6:30pm in Clara Barton.


Ministry with Youth Ministry Team:

It is time for us to take a good look at our programs; it is time for us to envision what we want to be offering to teens, to plan for the actualization of that vision, and to greater invest our resources in our youth. To that end, we invite you to consider serving on an emerging ‘Ministry with Youth’ ministry team (or to suggest others who you think would be a good fit). If you have interest, please email Tryst Chagnon.
It would also be very helpful for our parents of youth and youth (9th-12th graders) to complete our survey here.