This Sunday there is a Tweens & Teens (10-17) parent meeting at 9:30 a.m. Childcare available upon request.
Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.
1st - 4th grades—Timeless Themes: Job, Coping With Life’s Ups and Downs
Everyone has times when nothing seems to go right. Usually these periods don’t last very long, and we simply say we’ve had a bad day. But for some people these periods last for years. After a while, these people begin to believe that it is more than just bad luck, that some magical force must be out to get them. Today’s story from Hebrew scripture is about Job, a man famous throughout history for having extremely bad luck.
5th-8th Grades—Jesus & His Kingdom of Equals: Every Person Is Worthy
One of the goals of today’s lesson is to raise the children’s awareness of the many subtle and blatant ways in which people are sometimes made to feel unacceptable, and often because of some quality over which they have no control-such as gender, language, a particular interest, place of origin, or physical size. A further goal is to empower children with tactics to help diffuse such unfairness when they see it—as in the words of St. Francis of Assisi “where there is discord, to bring harmony.”
9th-12th grades—Balcony Level above Hattie Porter Hall, Youth Room
The senior high youth group meets from 11:30a-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service. The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers. The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.
Roots and Wings UU Parenting 0-10 years Group
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT RACE, World Trust Educational Services, Dia Penning, Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, Aimee Reeder, Edited by Ryan Mehar
“We live in a complex world. We are all trying the best we can to support the growth, health, and understanding of our kids. Today, as we get information at warp speed and events are televised from all parts of the globe, we are exposed to things that we might not have had an understanding of 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago. As a parent that is interested in developing an honest and robust dialogue with your child about race and equity, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind. It’s not too soon! By 6 months old, your child can distinguish between skin color and hair texture. As toddlers, children develop preferences and start to associate “good” with people that look like them. As preschoolers, they are all about sorting and are finding many ways to practice exclusion. By supporting their questions and guiding them in positive directions when they ask questions that seem jarring, we are setting them up for being inclusive and healthy adults."
Roots and Wings meets on Second Sundays in classrooms 4-6 at 9:30am, childcare provided. Meetings facilitated by Rev. Geoff Rimositis
Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.