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Discover Faith Together

Family Ministry

Unitarian Universalism affirms all families, of origin and of choice. Parents and caregivers find support to embrace their role as children’s primary religious educators—to open authentic conversations with children about difficult topics—to grow in faith together through religious practices, truth-seeking, justice work, service projects, and more.

When the congregation and families work in partnership, possibilities abound. UU family faith development is a journey of relationships. Family members connect and reconnect with one another, the faith community, and the universe itself to discover and rediscover a seeking, active faith.

In addition to our Sunday Small Group for children and youth, we offer families opportunities to explore the congregation’s monthly themes together.  Our resources and events are designed to help families connect with Unitarian Universalism at home and in the world.

Supporting Families as They Explore the Sacred in Everyday Spaces

Families receive content organized around eight distinct family “spaces” with ideas and resources to fill those spaces with UU theme-based exploration. It’s about creating memorable and amazing moments, through a design that is manageable, faithful and fun!

The best way to engage with Soul Home is to join the UUCMC Learning Community on Mighty Network if you are not already a member. Members can then request to join the “Soulful Home Circle.” Please contact Monica Bottone, Family Ministry Assistant to get set up in you are not already on our email list.

This month we will explore ways in which our faith and our times call us to “Embrace Possibilities!”

Here’s a preview of what you will receive each month:

At the Table: Embracing Possibility Through Discussion

Around the Neighborhood: Treasure Hunt for Embracing Possibility

From the Mailbox: Love Notes and Special Deliveries about Story and Anti-Racism from  the Wider World: “Non-Zero Possibilities” and Embracing the Possibility of Anti-Racism

At Play: “What if…” and Paper vehicles

On the Message Board: “I have options.”

At the Bedside: “The Dragon’s Gate”

On the Porch: Raising a Child Embracing Possibility Together

The Extra Mile: Possibilities in Salt Dough

Blessing of Embracing Possibility

Every person needs a circle, every kid needs a tribe.

Coming Up

Sunday, September 26, 2021: Backpack Blessing, Family Picnic and Youth Group
Outside Behind the UUCMC Meetinghouse
12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Join us for Backpack Blessing and a Family Picnic. We have a scavenger hunt planned for the kids and the youth will gather with this year’s youth advisors to check in and play a few games. Please RSVP to Monica Bottone, Family Ministry Assistant, by September 24th.

The rain date is Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 24, 2021: Fall Family Funday
Outside behind the UUCMC Meetinghouse
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a fall and Halloween-themed event for families. We will decorate pumpkins, hear spooky stories about our local area, games, and more. Children are invited to come dressed in costume for our annual Halloween parade. A film of the parade is to be shown at the October 31st multigenerational service.