All children ages 7-12 welcome to come explore UU heritage and values in a 5 day online program. Activities include interactive worship and online games and skits. Children will be given active and outdoor activities to complete on their own and report back during our online session. We … read more.
Category: Youth and Family
Category for youth and families, Children’s RE and Youth Groups.
The 2019 Annual UUFRC Silent Auction is this Saturday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Click this link to download the catalog: 2019 Catalog V3_Front PagesV7
Tickets are available at the door: $40/adult and $6/child under 18
This month, I wanted to highlight one of the programs for which the Youth and Families (YAF) Committee and I are responsible: Coming of Age (COA).
COA is a year-long rite of passage for 8th-10th graders. UUFRC offers COA every two years. This church year is … read more.
Come one, come all of any age and join us for the Annual Christmas Walk & Treats on Sunday, December 9 from 5:30pm-7:30pm hosted at Greg & Sharon Gee’s house in San Carlos.
Beginning at 5:30pm, we will all gather in the driveway of the Gee’s … read more.
At the end of September, I attended Pot of Gold, a one-day conference organized by the Pacific Central District of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (PCD-LREDA). The keynote address was titled “Reimagining Sunday School”.
The presenters recounted trends happening in our society that I also see … read more.
Talking to your kids about sex is important, even if they don’t welcome the conversation.
2018-2019 is going to be an exciting year! Here’s what’s going on.
Parent Meeting, Sunday, September 16, noon-1 pm in sanctuary
I plan to cover what programming we are offering this year (Sunday school, youth group, OWL, etc.) and what the expectations of participating families are. Child care … read more.
The Our Whole Lives classes offered at UUFRC are all LGBTQ inclusive. Why is this important? See the link below.
Asexuality is still hugely misunderstood. TV is slowly changing that.
TV is gradually making room for more asexual characters — but few shows are
up to the challenge.
4/29 (Sun) 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Assist with Worship Service (9th-12th grade). Contact Derby if you would like to help.
5/6 (Sun) 10:30 am – noon. Circle Worship (9th-12th grade). Meet in back half of Block Room for half-hour circle worship. We will then enjoy … read more.
My primary means of communicating about our children’s programming (like Sunday school, events for families, youth group, and Our Whole Lives classes) is through the UUFRC Parents Yahoo group. If you are not a member, please join! Send me an email, and I will send … read more.
UUFRC recently hosted a weekend-long gathering of Young Religious Unitarian Universalists of the Pacific (YRUUP), a youth-run (with adult supervision) organization for UUs ages 14-20 from around Northern California. Included in the activities was the election of their leaders for the next year. Unfortunately, one … read more.
On a recent Sunday morning, I was talking with some of our high school youth about how we might increase the number of people we have attending our activities. To my surprise, one of them said that parents should make their children come to youth … read more.
1/12-14 (Fri 7 pm – Sun noon). PCD MUUGs Retreat (6th-8th grade). To be held at the UU Society of Sacramento. MUUGs Retreats are created for 7th and 8th grade UUs across the PCD; 6th graders and 9th graders who have not bridged to YRUUP … read more.
In early November, I attended the fall conference of my professional organization, the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). The theme was “Brave Spaces”, a relatively new term meant to indicate the need for all of us to be open to discomfort when discussing difficult topics … read more.
This Sunday (12/10) from noon to 1 pm in the Game Room, our middle schoolers will participate in a coloring meditation and play community-building games. Substantial snacks will be provided.
Healthy Congregation. I recommend everyone read Sarah Gibb Millspaugh’s fabulous article in the October 2017 Unitarian Universalist Association Pacific Western Region (UUA-PWR) newsletter, titled We’re Not the Hotel California. I believe it is relevant to any congregation, but I think it is particularly relevant to us … read more.
After I finished writing it, I realized the theme of my column this month is connections.
To help better connect UUFRC’s families to each other, the Youth and Families Committee is hosting the following events. Please put them on your calendar and RSVP when asked! … read more.