Important Dates for 2013-2014
March 30—No Saturday service or CRE classes
March 31—Easter Family Service at 9 am followed by Easter Egg Hunt; no CRE classes
April 6 & 7—Child Dedications
April 14—SmAll Music Sunday, 9 am in Landmark Auditorium; no CRE classes
May 12—Coming of Age services at 9 and 11 am
May 18 & 19—Last weekend of classes; Flower Communion
May 26—Summer Fun begins
May 26 – Sept. 1—Summer Fun
August 14: Potluck for all CRE teachers, 6:00 – 8:00
August 17: Teacher Orientation for pre-K – 6th grade teachers,
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
August 18: Service Sunday
August 25: Water Communion Worship Service; no Summer Fun
Sept. 7/8: Children’s RE classes begin!
October 5/6: Child Dedications
October 26/27: Halloween Parade
November 9/10: Children’s Chapel
November 17: Art in the Wright Place (fundraiser for CRE)
December 1: Intergenerational Worship Services
December 8: Winter Choral Festival; no CRE classes
December 15: Gingerbread House Festival, 1 – 3 p.m.
December 21: Winter Solstice Service; no CRE classes
December 22: No CRE Classes; special activities for kids 4 – 10
Kids 3 and younger go to child care
December 24: Christmas Eve Services
2 p.m. Away in the Manger (family friendly)
4:30 p.m. Vespers Service (child care available)
7 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service
11 p.m. Candlelight Service
December 28th: No CRE classes or worship service
January 11/12: Child Dedications
January 25/26: Banner Parade
February 15/16: Children’s Chapel
April 5/6: Child Dedications
April 13: SmAll Music Sunday at 9 a.m.
April 19: No worship service or CRE classes
April 20: Easter; no CRE classes.
Easter Egg Hunt following 9 a.m. worship service
May 10/11: Coming of Age Worship Services
May 17/18: Last weekend of CRE classes/Flower Communion
May 25: Summer Fun begins
Other Opportunities for Children & Youth at FUS
Child Care For Infants and Toddlers
We have child care available for infants and toddlers during each of our worship services and during many parish events. Our silent pager system allows us to contact parents if their child is having difficulty in the child care room. We also have Baby Haven, a soundproof room located at the back of the Atrium Auditorium that allows parents to enjoy the worship service while tending to their young children.
High School Youth Group
Our high school youth group meets weekly on Sundays during the school year, 4 pm - 6 pm. We focus on social justice and social action, helping teens to understand and promote human rights, equality, and a sustainable planet. Through service projects, speakers, and district trainings, youth will be encouraged to be socially and civically engaged. Along the way, they will explore the connection between Unitarian Universalism and social justice. There will also be many opportunities for fun and lively discussion! For more information about the Youth Group please contact Janet Swanson.
When our RE classes have ended for the year (mid-May) our Summer Fun program kicks in! Summer Fun is offered concurrent with Sunday worship services, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and is for children ages 4 to 13. Children engage in arts activities, story time, and outdoor fun and games. No pre-registration is required.
A child dedication is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist ceremony of welcome which offers parents the opportunity to have their children blessed by our congregation, their family, and our ministers. During this time, our congregation commits to help the child grow in ways of love, truth, justice, and peace. Child dedications are held four times a year. Contact the Rev. Kelly Crocker to discuss and schedule a dedication at 233-9774 extension 112 or click here to send her a message..
We have several children’s choirs (determined by age), offering a special opportunity for children and youth to use their gift of music to serve our congregation. Our choirs are a strong and vibrant part of our community. They meet at various times on Wednesday evenings. Please contact our children’s choir director Heather Thorpe for details.