Welcome to Parent News!

We hope you’ve all had a terrific week. This week we continue our theme for October- BELONGING. You can find the October parents’ resource packet, with questions, games and activities that will help you enforce the theme at home, here and on our closed UUFR Parents Community page on Facebook.

Please read below for news, reminders, and announcements.



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. 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 this Sunday, October 20th:

All unregistered children, visitors and children K through 10th grade should report directly to Founder’s Hall (same location as coffee hour) for check in, beginning at 10:50AM.

8th grade OWL class begins at 10:45am in Schweitzer (Upper Peace Hall).

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.




•Chapel Offering -Please note that beginning this month, we will begin including an ”offering” during our children’s Chapel service in Founder’s Hall. Important lessons are learned as children are encouraged to grow more generous in spirit and in action. Please feel free to give your child any spare change in your pockets or encourage kids to bring pennies or any coins they find to Sunday’s worship. We will always have a jar of change on hand for those who have forgotten theirs at home!

It’s a UUFR FIELD TRIP! Saturday October 19 11:00 AM- 12:00 noon
Pope House Museum, 511 South Wilmington Street, 27601

You are invited to join us for a FREE family tour (geared towards elementary and middle school students) of the Pope House Museum and a walking tour of the surrounding African American community.
As the only African-American house museum in the state of North Carolina, the Pope House offers a glimpse into the life of one of Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, who was the only African-American man to run for mayor of a Southern capital in the midst of the Jim Crow Era.
The house features original furnishings to the family and many historical artifacts giving insight into a remarkable man and family.
The trip was planned as part of the Living the Pledge to End Racism camp for children and youth at UUFR and is now open as a stand-alone event.
You may carpool with us from UUFR or meet us there. Come learn about a little-known part of our history.
Please RSVP to [email protected] asap. This tour is open to the first 20 people who register.

Sponsored by UUFR Antiracism Ministry Team

Family Service Opportunity: “BackPack Buddies” Packing Session, Sunday, 10/20 at 10:00 a.m.
We’re in our second year of “BackPack Buddies,” the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle program to provide children from low-income households each Friday with nutritious, kid-friendly groceries for the weekends when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. One in six children in Wake county are at risk of hunger; one in five in the state of NC. UUFR is sponsoring 15 children again this school year.

IFFS delivered this month’s food on Wednesday and we will have our monthly “packing session” on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in Founders’ Hall. This is a completely intergenerational activity, and for both adults and children it is a truly rewarding experience. We have an additional volunteer opportunity: adults and older youth can arrive at 9:30 to assist with setup and then stay for the packing session. If you’re available for either of these tasks,
please sign up here.
or email Susan Silverio.

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