Faith Formation News – 1/7/21

Dear SUUS Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a Happy & Healthy holiday. We had a very quiet week and spent most of our time outdoors hiking new trails in the area. We imagined we were adventurers and discovered new and exciting places we had never traveled before, that happened to be right around the corner! See if you recognize any of the locations below?

Can you see the heart?

Sometimes we travel our local roads without really looking at them. It’s as if we are on autopilot with a single focus on the destination. This week allowed us the opportunity to really “see” what was along the path, and brought with it a sense of wonder and imagination. For that I am deeply grateful.

Do you know which Nature Center you can find this wigwam?

I look forward to what the new year has to offer and using our imaginations to explore and adventure together!

See you this Sunday for an outdoor Faith Formation gathering at SUUS!


Faith Formation Happenings


Sunday, January 10 at 10:30am – Rev. Terry Sweetser & Elise Morrison

Virtual Chalice Lighters Needed!
Would your family like to light the chalice for a worship service? It’s a great way to engage your child to participate on Sunday mornings and join in community together. Please be in touch if you are interested. Many thanks to those who have been sharing your light!


Sunday, January 10 at 10:30am – CoA Youth Gathering at Deep River Farms
362 West Elm Street
Deep River, CT 06417

Sunday, January 10 at 1pm– Outdoor Family Chapel & Painting Activity at SUUS
Please join us on Sunday for an all-ages family chapel where we will gather together in community and work on a racial justice painting project (led by Laura Martino) that will be presented during the worship service on January 17. Weather report calls for “abundant sunshine,” but please dress warmly as we will be outside. There will be smocks available, but feel free to bring your own as we will be working and having fun with paint!

Sunday, January 17 – Faith Formation Gathering TBD

Thursday, January 21 at 7pm – CoA Class on Zoom
Please check email for Zoom link and details.

Sunday, January 24 – Faith Formation Gathering TBD

Sunday, January 31 – Faith Formation Gathering TBD

For any child or youth participating in Faith Formation activities, please complete the online registration form:

Does your child have a Birthday coming up? SUUS Birthday Parades continue to celebrate our children and youth safely. We have a list of Birthdays, but please be in touch with Jennifer Farmer Etzel if your child has an upcoming Birthday and you would like us to organize a parade and/or you would like to participate in the upcoming parades. Thank you, Jennifer, for keeping this new FF tradition going!


Wednesday, February 3 at 7pm – Faith Formation Committee Meeting via ZOOM
Please mark your calendar for our next meeting and stay tuned for more details.

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