Faith Formation News – 4/29/21

Madison Green-Up, Clean-Up! Go team SUUS!

Dear SUUS Families,

Faith Formation has been so busy cleaning up our community and I can’t thank you enough for your participation! And special thanks to our amazing coordinator Beth Skudder for providing the opportunities! Let’s keep the momentum going this weekend and join Chris Jobson and the SUUS “House & Grounds” crew on Saturday, May 1 from 9am- 1pm for a final clean-up at SUUS! Families are encouraged to participate for any amount of time you are able to donate. Following the clean-up, MOMs Group will meet at Briana Ben-Mirandi’s at 1pm. This is a special gathering for ALL SUUS MOMs of ANY AGE or ANY STAGE! Check out details below.

The month of May invites us to consider our ideas around “STORY” and what it means to be a “people of STORY.” Faith Formation Families are invited to gather outdoors on Sunday, May 2 at 1pm to explore “STORY” together. What is the “STORY” we want to share about SUUS and FAITH FORMATION? Who are we? What do we do? I can think of lots of ideas already. Bring your minds and your hearts and join me this weekend! And don’t forget your dancing shoes!


p.s. I will also come with a very special visitor on Sunday. Come and find out who it is…!!! Hint: “ROAR!”

Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, April 25 at 10:30am: “PERIPETEIA” – Rev. Terry Sweetser
Stories about people who turned life around, including Unitarian Universalist Christopher Reeve.

A Coming of Age Celebration

for our Faith Formation
Children, Families & Volunteers


SPECIAL EVENT: H&G Spring Clean-up Day at SUUS
Saturday, May 1 from 10am-1pm at SUUS
Please join in and help out Chris Jobson and the “House & Grounds” crew to get our SUUS property looking beautiful. Everyone is welcome to chip in for as long or as little time as you can spare. Many hands make light work. Thanks in advance!

Sunday, May 2 at 9am at SUUS – CoA Class & Video Recording
Youth: Please bring your credo statements and any props you might need for recording. Please also bring a phone or computer for some additional research work. Donuts will be provided! Don’t forget your masks and your appetites!

Sunday, May 2 at 1pm at SUUS – ALL AGES Outdoor Family Chapel & Activity
Join for an afternoon gathering as we explore the “STORY” of evolution. Do you remember the skull Grace found the other week? Come find out what we uncovered and to meet a very special guest… There will also be a family dance party! WOOHOO! Bring your dancing shoes!

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

Amistad Catholic Worker House Food Drive
FAMILY NEEDED! We are coming to the end of the food drive and need a family to help with the final delivery. Any takers?! So far we have made TWO deliveries thanks to the Skudder Jobson & Martino Families! There are several outdoors SUUS events happening as the weather gets warmer, so please consider supporting our neighbors at Amistad Catholic Worker House in East Haven, CT where Luz Catarineau and her husband Mark Colville have been feeding the homeless since 1994. Now more than ever they need our help, and even in a global pandemic they continue to provide breakfast and lunch to those in need. Please review the list below and if you are able, kindly deliver your items to the covered bins at the top outdoor stairs at SUUS. If you are unable to contribute food at this time, they are always accepting prayers. For more information about Amistad, please visit their website:

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Pancake mix (complete preferable)
Pancake Syrup

Juice mix
Pasta sauce
Canned vegetables
Beans-red, black, garbanzo beans

Essential Paper Products
Toilet tissue
Paper towels
Facial tissue

*Please note: Amistad is happy to take anything else beyond the items listed above to either use as part of a meal or to bag up for families that are served.

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Saturday, May 1 at 1pm – SUUS MOMs Group hosted by Briana Benn-Mirandi
In the spirit of May and our upcoming Mother’s Day worship service, ALL SUUS MOMs of ANY AGE or ANY STAGE are invited to gather around the fire pit for conversation & fellowship!
Address: Please park in the back lot at St. Andrews (232 Durham Rd, Madison, CT) and walk up the path (across from the parking lot) to the red house.
Stumps, benches and seating provided! Please bring a mask. 

Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm- Faith Formation Committee Meeting
Pillars: Please review email sent regarding FF survey and mission/vision and kindly respond by the end of this week! Next week we will send a detailed agenda and a few additional items to review ahead of May 12. Looking forward to it!

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