News from the Rad Floors
the newsletter of our FUS Youth Group February 6, 2014
In this issue:
Standing On the Side of Love
CONarch Butterfly Youth Conference - Register NOW
Youth Group Calendar
February is Standing On the
Side of Love month!
Standing on the
Side of Love is a month of intentional action, service, education and
reflection to speak out against oppression. We are united in the common belief
that love is the ultimate guiding force of our world. Youth, here are several
FUS social justice opportunities next month:
LGBTQ IN FAITH COMMUNITIES: There is a Place for You is a conference to
be held on Sunday afternoon, February 16, at 2 p.m. in Union South. Kelly
Crocker will present on a panel, and the Madison UU congregations are jointly
sponsoring this event. We are seeking volunteers to staff our table at
the resource fair, and share information on UU-ism as welcoming faith choice.
Event details at /LBTQ-in-faith. Please contact Becky Schigiel /socialjusticecoordinator.
Educate Yourself: Wisconsin's Incarceration
Alternatives On Sunday,
February 23, from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m., there will be a powerpoint presentation
about FUS's involvement with MOSES in the Landmark Auditorium. Should FUS
formally join MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength,Equality and Solidarity)?
Why? Attend and see the powerpoint "Alternatives to Incarceration in
Wisconsin" and meet MOSES leaders.
Happy Dance - Intergenerational Dance Party and
LBGTQ Fundraiser! Friday, February
28th from 7-9pm in the Atrium Auditorium. Music will be provided by Gabe Burdulis
Band and proceeds from the event will be donated to an LBGTQ organization. We
will have a big band playlist for the first part of the dance along with a CAKE
WALK!!!! Then Gabe and bandmates will play live music for the second part
of the dance. Anyone interested in baking cupcakes for this event-
CONarch Butterfly Youth
Conference March 14-16, 2014 - Register Now
The spring youth conference will be held at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist in Palatine, IL. Youth
Conferences are regional retreats for youth and youth advisors to gather as a UU community that are planned semi-annually.
Roughly 200 youth and 50 advisors will meet from the Northern Illinois and Wisconsin areas for one weekend.
Activities at the conference include workshops, worship, community building activities, meals, social justice work, a dance
and a whole lot of fun!
Advisors and youth will leave on Friday evening, March 14th from the FUS parking lot at 6pm, and then return Sunday morning around 10 am.
All youth attending will drive with advisors. No youth are allowed to drive on their own. Depending on the number of youth who want to attend, we may need some parent drivers or
chaperones for the conference. Palatine is a northern suburb of Chicago and is just a bit over two hours away by car.
To register, please fill out and mail the attached registration form to Tamara Bryant, 2254 Keyes Ave., Madison, WI 53711
and include a check for $60 payable to Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist with “Youth CON” in the memo line.
All registration forms and checks must be received by no later than Monday,
February 17th. There will be no late registrations allowed.
Snack Sign Up for Youth
Thank you families for
bringing snack - they are much appreciated. This is a great way to support
youth group!! SNACK
Sunday, February 9th 10:30am-12:45pm - Landmark
Auditorium NOTE TIME
Helping with Children’s Chapel - youth group will help
with the story, “The Empty Pot,” provide music, lead singing, and lead the
activities following the service. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please
bring a healthy snack for 15-20 kids (goldfish, crackers, cheese, fruit, etc.) You
will also be given the name of your secret Valentine buddy for the following
week. Please note we will NOT be meeting at our regular
4:00 to 6:00 meeting time.
Sunday, February 16 4-6pm - Rooms A,B,C
Unconditional Love!!! SECRET VALENTINE BUDDIES!!!! Come
with a small fun gift for your secret buddy - make it or spend no more than $8.
We will also make posters for the Happy Dance, hear from Madeline and
Samantha about NAYC (Northern Area Youth Council), talk about activities to do
with the Brookfield youth on March 9, and meet in Touch Groups.
Sunday, February 23th 4-6pm - Rooms A,B,C
Community Building - DIY Day! (Do-It-Yourself
Final plans are being made about the projects,
but please plan to bring an item of clothing to modify, decorate or make into a
piece of art! Other possible projects...hair wraps, t-shirt design….
Friday, February 28th 7-9pm Atrium Commons
Sunday, March 2nd Rooms A,B,C,
2:45-3:45pm Once-a-month Advisor and youth
planning meeting- all welcome!
4-6pm - Youth Group
Worship led by the Green Touchgroup - THEME IS
JUSTICE! We will learn about the FUS and Sierra Club joint water justice
project called “Water Sentinel” and consider their proposal for a possible
partnership with youth group! We will also meet in Touchgroups and finalize
plans for our March 9th afternoon with the youth from the Brookfield UU
information go to FUS website or contact Kelly Crocker.
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