Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Wow. Yesterday was a hard day.
So many emotions with the joys and also the sorrows.(Skipping Imagination theme for this week for parent resources...let's otherwise envision this as 'IMAGINE a peaceful country resources'....(oof))
These are some good articles that I found about processing the events on Jan. 6th with your children.
Talking about traumatic events is never easy.
I hope this helps you to think through with your family a bit about what happened when Trump Supporters stormed Washington.
Also - please remember to do self-care, dear ones. We are only our best parenting when we are centered and taking care of our own needs.
How to Process a Scary Day for the Nation With Your Kids
How to Talk to Your Kids About the Breach at the US Capitol Building
UU the Vote and Siding With Love Vigil and Prayers Regarding Events on Jan. 6th
(this was posted to Facebook but is a PUBLIC video so you should be able to watch it even if you are not on Facebook. If not, please let me know, they said it will be posted to their blog soon)
(this would be a good video to watch to support that whole self-care notion for parents)
Words from UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray Regarding Events on Jan. 6th
(another PUBLIC Facebook video)
(Now for something completely different...)
This activity was a huge hit, and lots of fun!
Even if you did not have a Stuffie join our 'camp' at the church, the videos are still great for kids to watch.
You can get another peek inside the church building, and learn alongside the Stuffies about our UU principles.
Here are the videos:
https://animoto.com/play/mD2LpDb19juIoTNEC7RiZw Family Spotlight! JUST A FEW SPRING SPOTS LEFT!!!
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.)
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 *
Approximately: 30 minute program geared towards K-5 but open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
Please email me for the link
*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
Thursday the 7th
Wednesday the 13th
Videos This Week:
Story with Miss Chelsea:
NEW THIS MONTH!
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
At the Table Discussion Questions about Imagination
Around the Neighborhood - Scavenger Hunt for Imagination
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.