Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
August 15th- 10am Service and CHILDCARE
11am Zoom Sunday School
**We are now in the 'high-yellow' on the Covid dial and our step plan for church says that we will switch back to offering online Sunday School only in an effort to keep children more safe.
Childcare is offered during service. Everyone is required to wear a mask in the building.
Please register for UU Children and Youth Programming!
Registration is required EVERY year.
We need to be able to plan for the year, report numbers to the UUA, and have accurate records.
Here is the LINK
Wednesday Night YoUUth Night
All 6-12th graders are invited
6-7:30 In PERSON
***This year we are not having weekly Youth In Action meetings. These Wednesday night events are what we are currently providing for our middle and high school students to connect outside of our Discord and Instagram group. PLEASE encourage youth to attend these events to continue relationships with their UU community. We are often sponsoring connections with our UU committees and Task Force groups so youth can get to know more about our Social Justice work and living our UU values. This is an awesome opportunity to connect this year!
Sundays from either 9-12:30 or 8:15-1pm depending on whether we are doing 1 or 2 services
Also hiring a childcare provider for Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:45-9pm
Must be 18+
Must have the Covid vaccine
Please send me a message if you are interested in applying, and for more details.
As of RIGHT NOW - we have 17 volunteers. We usually have 42 to help run our program!
We are EXTREMELY short on helpers this year thus far.
Please don't think, 'Oh - someone else will do it...'
We need teachers and assistants for K-12th Religious Education programming
Teachers plan EASY lessons (with guidance)
and assistants show up as an extra set of hands
Commitment is 7-10x/church year
Chalice Connections volunteers:
Focus on RELATIONSHIPS - share your interests, talents, hobbies - connection to Unitarian Universalism
Commitment is 1-4x/church year
I need to hear from possible volunteers NOW to know if we'll be able to have a functional program this next year!
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.
Events for All Ages at the Church - Save the Dates!
August 19 (Thursday evening): Third Thursday Worship Service at 6300 A Street, with A Street Band
August 22 (Sunday afternoon): Lawn Games at 6300 A Street.
September 2 (Thursday evening): Tent Revival 2.0 (Worship service - lots of music!)
*Zoom Sunday School *
Zoom Sunday School at 11am
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.
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5036046295 Password: unitarian
Online classes will continue as long as we have regular attendance.
DISCORD for Middle and High School
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 10 minutes if no one checks in)
Wednesday August 18th at noon
Thursday Aug 26th at 8pm
Family Open Circle:
Information can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081904435272577
Videos This Week:
Swashby and the Sea
K-5: Soul Matters Theme:
Soul Matters breaks in June/August
I will still provide resources for parents, and a story each week.
Lesson plans will return in September
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: Perseverance
Five Ways Science Says to Handle Difficult Times
Kira M Newman
How To Bounce Back From Failure — Over And Over Again
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.