Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Please register for the church year if you think you or your family will participate in ANY way this next church year. Let us know how you and your family have been or will want to participate this year - and sign up to potentially receive some goodies from the church for your children!!!
Here is the link: REGISTRATION
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
Email me for the link
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Parent Orientation is highly recommended but not mandatory -
Wed Sept 16 at 7pm
The first youth meeting will be Wed Sept 23 at 7pm. They will be creating their covenant, and possibly brainstorming what they want to do this year (if the check-in/covenanting process takes too long they'll do the brainstorming session the following week).
Email me for the link
We will also be offering a moderated Discord (app) group with details to come later as well.
*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 9/17 8pm
Link: https://zoom.us/j/866583131 Password: lovemykids
Wednesday 9/23 Noon
Link: https://zoom.us/j/474526337 Password: lovemykids
NEW! Family Spotlight!
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.
Sign up HERE to participate
Videos This Week:
Story with Miss Chelsea:
'Maybe' - A story about the endless potential in all of us: https://youtu.be/DAQy5bds3cQ
Story with Miss Heather: https://youtu.be/CfNJ5NEDwYM
Music with Miss Molly: https://youtu.be/SmvYCt8NSJw
Story with Ms Alexa: https://youtu.be/caXZ-VYiaNo
Music from Julie Enersen (these were the songs we sang when Julie was the Online Sunday School leader a couple weeks ago):
NEW THIS MONTH!
September Theme: Renewal
I will be exploring the possible use of the UUA curricula - 'Chalice Home' and 'Soulful Home' in addition to the Worship 'Core Packets' potentially.
This is a trial to see how it may fit for our families this year. I'd love to hear what you think!
This week, we explore what a family worship experience might look like:
Blessing and building ritual
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Celebrating renewal of family
Optional ritual for honoring loss
Setting intentions and
Extinguishing the chalice
Additional Resources for Parents With Renewal Theme:
On Being Episode 'The Wisdom of Shattering'
Whole Hearted Inventory - Brene Brown
The Wholehearted Inventory instrument assesses your strengths and opportunities for growth. We spent several years building, testing, and validating the Wholehearted Inventory. You’ll see that the ten subscales align with the ten guideposts.
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.