Families Together!

Programs for Caretakers and kids to share

“There came a moment in the middle of the song, when she suddenly felt every heartbeat in the room & after that she never forgot she was part of something much bigger.”
― Brian Andreas

Families Tuugether! Monthly program for parents and younger children. Come to South Church at 5:00pm with your children, join other parents for a facilitated discussion for 30 minutes, then head out for date night while we stay with the kids! 
Next session: Saturday, January 8 from 5-7:30pm. RSVP to Jen Del Deo at: jendeldeo@southchurch-uu.org.

Families at Home: January’s Theme is “Living With Intention

Our UU faith in practice and action:

  • UU 4th Principle: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Or, in kid friendly language, “We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.” While as UUs we don’t have a prescribed doctrine, this is different from saying we just believe whatever we want. Especially in that first wording, “responsible” plays a part. Our work is to search for what is true and right and meaningful in our lives. We do that both together and individually. Here are some ideas for fostering that work at home:
    • Science Search: Check out Kitchen Pantry Scientist for really fun science experiments/projects to do at home. You can do one of the activities and then learn the science behind how it works. https://kitchenpantryscientist.com
    • Family Art: The 4th Principle connects to our monthly theme of Living With Intention because we can focus our intentions on the things that have meaning in our lives. Create a family art project where you make a collage of what is important to your family. Use magazines, family photos, draw, or use any other art supplies to make a piece of art that reflects what you value. Here’s a great tutorial from a family therapy approach: https://creativityintherapy.com/2016/11/family-values-collage/
  • Taking our monthly theme home: “Living With Intention”
    • Intentions How-To: Here’s a helpful article about why and how to help kids set intentions, including a sweet bookmark coloring add-on: https://kirstenskaboodle.com/the-how-what-and-why-of-setting-intentions-for-kids/
    • Practice & Accountability: Try having each member of your family set a weekly intention, and maybe add 2 action items to go with their intention. Post on the fridge as a reminder, and check in together on how it went at the end of the week. Be gentle around unmet goals!

Chalice Lighting for mealtimes this month:

“We are all gardeners, planting seeds of intention and watering them with attention in every moment of every day.”

By writer Cristen Rodgers

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Our Director of Lifespan Ministries, Kirsten Hunter and RE Coordinator, Jennifer Del Deo work together with so many members of our South Church community to foster growth, learning, and community for our children and youth members… More About Us



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