Faith Formation Happenings – June 11, 2020

June 14 at 10:30a – Multigenerational Online Worship Service followed by the Virtual Talent Show

Please wear BLUE to worship on Sunday in honor of our 5th UU Principle:

BLUE = Believe in our ideas and act on them!

 For our Sunday Service on 6/14, we will be examining the 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. Please share pictures, stories or poems of the ways that this principle plays out in your life in these times, with Rev. Jeanne by TODAY!

The VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW will begin directly after the service!

For those who missed last Sunday’s service, we celebrated our many teachers, mentors and volunteers in Faith Formation this year. Here is another “shout out” of thanks for their hard work and dedication to this program.

Kid’s Korner and PlaySchool Volunteer: Thank you, Pam Lincoln!

Faithful Journeys (K-3) Teachers: Thank you, Jill Bowen, Dana Duigan, Sarah Goddard and Jeff Reitmeier!

Harry & UU (4-6) Teachers: Thank you, Brianna Benn-Mirandi, Ann Bowdler, Barb Francese, Scott Swenson and Cathy Stuart!

OWL (4-6) Teachers: Thank you, Liz Hale-Rose and Frank Walsh!

Coming of Age Advisors: Thank you, Laura Kasprow, Benna Lehrer, Nancy Shapiro and Sue Schaedler!

Coming of Age Mentors: Thank you, Brittany Lee-Bowdren, Nancy Stanwood, Xandi Garino and Frank Sirianni!

Music Teacher: Thank you, Steve Ernst!

Faith Formation Committee Co-Chairs* & Pillars: Thank you, Benna Lehrer* & Kathy* Helmrich, Jennifer Farmer-Etzel, Sarah Goddard, Laura Martino, Sue Schaedler, Nancy Stanwood, Mary Strieff and Jennifer Swenson!

Special thanks to Coming of Age Youth, Ned Jobson for creating an amazing video montage of our time together this year! Thank you, Ned!

Please be in touch with Benna Lehrer if you and your family would like to participate in the Teacher Appreciation Chalk Art Project.

FF Social Justice:

Principle 2 in Action Again! JUICE DRIVE!
Faith Formation and our Coming of Age Youth will be collecting juice to help support a specific need for the Guilford and Madison Food Pantries. Please drop off non-perishable juice. Cans, bottles, kids juice boxes and even dry Tang! Larger boxes or bottles appreciated, but please no gallon sizes. Labeled bins are outside at the top of the exterior stairs at SUUS until June 19.

Barb Francese and Richard Gressley have graciously offered to pick-up and deliver donated juice to both Madison and Guilford Food Pantries.  Thank you, Barb & Richard!


Summer Vacation!
SUUS may be taking a break from online services in July, and I will be taking a break from June 15 – Aug 15, but the Faith Formation Committee will be reaching out and connecting via phone and email.  Birthday parades will still continue thanks to Sue Schaedler who will coordinate.  Stay safe and stay tuned!

Faith Formation Committee Meeting
Our next FF Committee Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm. Please mark your calendars. Zoom details to be circulated ahead of time.


As we wrap up our year of Faith Formation at SUUS, I thank you all for a wonderful first year as your DFF. I wish each and every one of you a happy, safe and healthy summer. I look forward to e-seeing you in the Fall!



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