• Rainbow Principles: Stay In Touch, Stay Informed

    March 30, 2018  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 you an invitation. ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Thoughtful Youth

    March 1, 2018 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 person wrote some ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Making Space for Youth Group

    February 1, 2018 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 group, at least ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Lessons in Brave Spaces

    January 2, 2018 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 so that honest ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Family and Youth Matters

    November 1, 2017 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 in this time ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Connections

    October 1, 2017 After I finished writing it, I realized the theme of my column this month is connections. Family Events 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! Also, we would ... more...