Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Thursday Night Services
I will be the worship leader for the service for the first time tomorrow on March 4th!
The service is for adults, but of course children and youth are welcome to tune in.
Did you know that there's a Thursday night worship service at 7pm every week?
I know this is often bedtime routine time for many parents and guardians, but I wanted to remind you that this is an option to connect with the church.
The services are called, "Vespers", and you receive the link for them on Thursdays from the office if you are signed up to receive emails from them.
Services last about an hour with time for connection in 'breakout groups' each service.
The fabulous part about Zoom? You can turn your video off, join in your jammies, or while cleaning up after dinnertime. You could even just have an earbud in while putting kiddos to bed. I hope you'll consider joining us.
*Sunday School *
Approximately 30 minute program geared towards K-5, but is open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
We typically have a chalice lighting, story, guided discussion, and/or activity such as a scavenger hunt or art project to be done at home as part of these lessons.
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Wednesdays at 7pm
Please email Chelsea to get the links and passwords for online programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 check in with me for 'open office hours'
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon (I close the meeting after 15 minutes if no one checks in)
Thursday the 4th at 8pm
I will NOT be having a Parent Chat since I will be leading the Thursday night service that night - but feel free to schedule a time to meet with me!
Wednesday the 10th at noon
Videos This Week:
Story with Miss Chelsea:
Wanda's Roses: https://youtu.be/6wuhh0H01Lc
NEW THIS MONTH!
I'm excited to share with you a new preschool curriculum called: POP!
Here are the links to the videos, and attached to this email you will find additional worksheets.
(These are the same from last week, but I included them again since this is new)
Session 1: https://youtu.be/dTkx3AEVSb0
Session 2: https://youtu.be/z5CJW513Uto
Session 3: https://youtu.be/pk_RWofC9T4
K-5: Soul Matters Theme: Commitment
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
At the Table - Exploring Commitment Through Discussion
Around the Neighborhood - Scavenger Hunt for Commitment
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: Commitment
Videos & Podcasts Bold & Untold - Video series celebrating impactful women and their untold stories
A great way to engage March as Women’s History Month!
Season One: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLru7kHs-GAenoya0Cfo44IkUfYzagcaOi
Season Two: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLru7kHs-GAelsFehWUEm_-6dohLRS-uUw
A New Way to Mourn, The Daily Podcast
On finding new ways to fulfill our commitment to mourn and honor lives lost
On Commitment & Our Desire to be Consistent
Related article: https://theeveningproject.com/make-your-new-year-resolutions-stick/
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.