Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Sunday School at 11am is ON this Sunday
with the amazing Morissa Raymond!
Please email me for the link
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
30 Stuffed Animals registered for our Stuffed Animal sleepover for winter break.
The Stuffie friends have taken over the church while we are closed to humans during the pandemic.
This has been a really fun way to re-connect children (and some adults) with what the interior of our building looks like.
Check out the first 4 videos here. Even if you didn't register your own Stuffie, these videos are still a lot of fun to watch.
There's still a few more videos to come!
Did you miss our premiere? You can still watch the fun!
Singing, stories, and reminders of the potluck we'd otherwise be having if we were together can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ejbS5DdDY
Chalice lighters needed!
Is your family willing to send in a video of you lighting a chalice (or a candle) to be used during our YouTube services?
If so - please send as an email attachment or as a link to a google file (make sure it's 'shareable') to me by December 31st at the latest.
The video will likely have words or music dubbed over it - so no need to say anything. Simply light the chalice and smile :)
In an effort for us to remember seeing faces, and to get to know one another better, I am going to spotlight one family each month in our church newsletter. (SO easy. PLEASE sign up. I promise it will not take much time at all.)
So far we only have 4 families signed up!!! Plenty of spots left.
Sign up HERE to participate
It would be lovely if you could join us for our weekly gatherings!
Here is what is currently being offered:
Sunday School at 11 for K-5
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Wednesdays at 7pm
Please email me for the link
We invite all Middle and High School students from Omaha and Lincoln to join us for discussion and community through this app.
'Would you rather' questions - Thoughts along our monthly Soul Matters themes - 'Big questions' related to UUism.
Also - a "Pet Page"!!! So much fun.
***Be aware that once joining Discord, it opens up the app to multiple pages which will need to be moderated by students themselves and their parents/guardians for security.
*Parent and Guardian Chat: *
The chance for parents and guardians to just get together and chat
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon
Link: https://zoom.us/j/866583131 Password: lovemykids
Link: https://zoom.us/j/474526337 Password: lovemykids
Videos This Week:
(This week church staff is supposed to be on vacation, I'm still working more than I should, so this week's story is read by someone else on YouTube)
NEW THIS MONTH!
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
New Year's Eve/Freedom's Eve anticipatory games
Other suggestion for New Year's Eve with children:
New Year reflection questions printable
Additional Resources for Parents With Stillness Theme:
20 Questions for New Year’s Eve
On Being 'My 5 New Year's REVOLUTIONS'
How to Release Emotions Stuck in Your Body
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.