Faith Formation News, By Ellen Saunders Duncan

UUCB Summer of Service

9:15 a.m Sunday mornings

June 10 – August 12

Kindergarten – 8th grade

 

Each Sunday our kiddos will be doing different service projects to support communities we are part of and care about! The sessions will be held during the first service (9:15) as usual, and the whole series of activities has been prepared by Katie Covey, UUA curriculum designer.  We are looking for volunteers (High School Youth and adults of all ages) to lead the activities. Supplies and very easy lesson plans will be provided. The digital sign-up sheet is available via UUCB’s Facebook page (May 10 post), the church newsletters, and by emailing Ellen at faithformationuucb@gmail.com.

 

June 10: Clean Up the UUCB Grounds

June 17: Make Seed Balls for Pollinators

June 24: Explore Water Justice

July 1: Create Library Book Kindness Notes

July 8: Fair Trade Chocolate

July 15: Make Treat Bags for the Animal Shelter

July 22: Worship for All Ages – no volunteer needed

July 29: Taking Care of Ourselves

August 5: Picture for Frasier Meadows Nursing Care Residents

August 12: Mini-Care Packages for Folks Experiencing Homelessness

 

You can also support us by donating supplies for our care packages by August 12. Please drop off the following items in the bin in the front hall: socks, bandaids (blister ones are great!), deodorant, EmergenC/Airborne/chewable multivitamins, lip balm, lotion, sunscreen, tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, menstrual care products, water, and snacks (jerky, granola bars, chocolate, mints, peanut butter crackers, dried fruit, snack cups/applesauce/pudding cups, tuna/chicken salad cracker kits).

 

We will also continue to have care and programming for our nursery and preschool kiddos!

 

2018/19

UUCB Faith Formation Program

9:15 a.m. Sunday mornings

Starting August 26, 2018

 

Nursery: Loving Care provided by Mercedes and Lupita Garcia, our nursery caregivers.

 

Preschool: Chalice Children with Susan and Tim Bailey.

Our beloved preschool team returns to provide a gentle introduction to our faith through hands-on play, songs and activities as offered in the Tapestry of Faith program Chalice Children.

 

Kindergarten – 5th grades: Theme-based Soul Matters Program.

Each month the children will explore the same theme as the adults using the “three S’s” of faith formation in Soul Matters – “Silence, Sunshine and Service“ along with lots of opportunities for experiential learning and fun. Themes for the fall include – What Does It Mean to be a People of… Vision, Sanctuary, Memory, and Mystery.

Middle School: Popcorn Theology Two.

Exploring issues of theology and ethics through film excerpts from movies such as “The Life of Pi,” “I, Robot,” “The Hunger Games,” “X-Files, and “Million Dollar Baby.”

 

Non-Sunday morning offerings:

7th & 8th graders and 11th & 12th graders: Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education.

Combined with the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, we will be offering yearlong classes using the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education curriculum. Youth will learn about sexuality from a perspective that values self worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice and inclusivity.

 

8th & 9th graders: Coming of Age.

Paired throughout the year with an adult mentor, youth will ponder spiritual, philosophical and religious questions, learn about Unitarian Universalism, and develop the skills to articulate their own personal beliefs. Held in conjunction with the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, youth will meet on Sunday afternoons twice a month, including mentors once a month.

 

High School: Youth Group.

A combined offering with the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, there will be regular (once or twice a month) meetings to work on projects, discuss spiritual and philosophical ideas, and consider current events through a Unitarian Universalist lens.