Family Ministry, August 2018

Merrin Clough, Director of Family Ministry

Loving Hearts, Helping Hands: As the fall approaches we’ve got some strong teams of volunteers: the Family Ministry committee and Youth Adult Team, toddler and youth group advisors are full. We are looking for a few more folks to join our elementary teaching teams. Consider helping in this fun and inspiring work with our children and youth. To learn more, click here or email Merrin Clough.

Summer Religious Education: This summer our children and youth have been meeting some of the people who make UUCB a loving and principled spiritual community. Leaders from different areas of the church are offering a multi-age class that helps young people get a sense of how these different groups contribute to the life of the church. This class is for ages 5 to 15 and meets at 11 am in the Family Ministry office. Childcare is also available in the nursery for younger children. Older youth are also welcome to join us, or attend worship.

July 29 Sing your heart out. Session led by Youth & Children Choir Director Katie Lipka
Aug 5 Explore worship and dance with Worship Associates Melissa Rosales & Cami Fuller
Aug 12 Welcoming with Paul Hudson & Lonnie Moseley from Membership
Aug 19 Caring for people at UUCB. Session about Pastoral Care led by Barbara & Patrick Cullinane


Fall Start Up: We are excited for the Family Ministry program to unfold in all of its fullness. Here’s a quick rundown of key dates to put on your calendar:

Aug 26 Water Communion – All Ages worship service (Sunday 11:00–noon)
  Teacher & Advisor Training – click here to RSVP (Sunday 12:30–3:00 pm)
Sept 2 Labor Day – Special activity in the nursery for older children (Sunday 11ish–noon)
Sept 8 Parents Night Out resumes (2nd Saturdays 4:30–8:00 pm)
Sept 9 Children’s Chapel (Sunday 11:15–noon)
Sept 15 Family Spirit Circles resume (3rd Saturdays 4:00–6:00 pm)
Sept 16 Nursery Childcare. Fall hours resume (9:15 am–1:00 pm, extended hours for special events)
  Youth & Children’s Choir rehearsal resumes (Sundays 10 –10:45am)
  Children’s Religious Education classes begin (most Sundays 11:15ish to noon)
  Middle & High School youth groups begin (most Sundays 11:15ish to noon)
  Open House for parents to visit their children’s RE groups (Sun. 11:45ish–1:00 pm)
Sept 21 Youth Night for middle & high schoolers (3rd Fridays. time TBD)
Sept 22 Birthday Party at GRIP homeless shelter for families (Saturday 5:00–7:30 pm)
Oct 6 Parenting & Mindful Digital Life Workshop (Saturday 10:00 am–12:30 pm)
Oct 14 Bring a Friend to Church Day (more info coming soon)
  Reverse RE – children attend worship & adults go to religious ed. classes (Sunday 11:00­–noon)
  All Church Picnic – food, friends, fun & bouncy house! (Sunday noon–3:00pm)