In a typical year, the Youth & Family Committee sponsors family events and gatherings throughout the year to build community and provide time for informal connection. COVID-19 restrictions since March 2020 curtailed these in-person activities. We expect to resume these types of activities when we can once again gather safely.
In 2020-21, due to COVID-19, we are creating other ways for families to stay connected.
Monthly All Ages Activities. Each month during the academic year we have an intergenerational, real-world, creative activity that shares our values with the greater community. These asynchronous, fellowship-wide activities are announced prior to the start of each month during the Sunday worship service. Participants send in photos of themselves and their projects which are celebrated in a Sunday service later in the month. Projects have included: decorating our beloved climbing tree at the front of our church, sending thank yous to front-line workers, painting rocks with messages of hope, planting California poppies to feed insect pollinators, trash clean-ups, expressions of gratitude and love, and observance of seasonal holidays.
Socially Distanced Easter Egg Hunt. In April 2021 we reinvented this beloved tradition with a pandemic-safe version.
Prior to March 2020 the Youth and Family Committee sponsored these events throughout the year. We hope to restart these or similar activities when we can do so safely:
October. Pizza in the Park. Come meet other UUFRC families over pizza. Great time for parents to get to know each other, ask questions, set up playdates while the kids run around and play in the playground.
December. Holiday Lights Walk. Celebrate the season by viewing the holiday lights on Eucalyptus Avenue in San Carlos. We’ll have holiday refreshments available. All are welcome.
January. Game Night. Join us for pizza and fun games for all ages. All are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Connections Committee.
February. Spaghetti Dinner. The Youth & Family Committee along with the UUFRC youth host this fundraiser to raise money for the education of a Nepalese child we are sponsoring through ANSWER Relief. It’s a fun evening with good food donated by the congregation, lively conversation and maybe even a little music to lift our spirits.
May. End of Year BBQ & Potluck. Come celebrate another fun-filled family year at UUFRC! Enjoy great food, great friends and kid activities.