Faith Formation News – 10/14/21

Chester at Wright’s Pond in Westbrook

Dear SUUS Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and are noticing the leaves changing during this Fall transition. It’s such a miraculous time of year when we pause to observe nature. Using all of your senses, what have you noticed? Sometimes I feel like I can smell Fall. Can you? My dog, Chester, LOVES this time of year. He has an actual spring in his step, and it’s not just because he’s chasing squirrels and chipmunks! The picture of him above was after a short swim when he stopped to observe nature – sniffing, nibbling grass and feeling the coolness of the water. He was like a statue soaking it all in. I hope you take the time to pause and soak in the beauty of Fall.

This Sunday, please join us for OUTDOOR WORSHIP at 10:30am and a Faith Formation activity during the service. Parents, grab a coffee and come on over to SUUS to worship together in the gorgeous outdoors as Rev. Terry shares a reflection titled – “Forsake & Forgive.” Children will leave the service after the offering and join me and Scott Swenson for a Pre-K and Up outdoor Faith Formation class. We will learn a new song and make Thanksgiving cards for those in the Madison community who are homebound for the holiday.

Hope to see you then!


p.s. Here are a few other activities that might be of interest:
Saturday, October 16, 12 – 5pm, Madison Green – MadPrideFest
Sunday, November 14 at 4pmThe UU Common Read Book Discussion

Thanks to Jennifer, Scott & Sarah Swenson our Scarecrow scene has been installed at People’s Bank in downtown Madison! Woohoo! Check it out and don’t forget to vote for us!

Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, October 17 at 10:30am Multi-Platform Worship (Zoom & Outdoors at SUUS)
Forgive & Forsake” – Rev. Terry Sweetser
Relationships need love. The light of that love does not cast shadows, nor does it abide illusions. The song Me and my shadow” comes to mind.


* Children & Youth participating in Faith Formation Activities*

Sunday, October 17 at 10:30am – Faith Formation Activity during OUTDOOR Worship
*Mystery Pen Pal LETTER EXCHANGE 3

Sunday, October 24 at 10:30am – Faith Formation Activity during OUTDOOR Worship
*Mystery Pen Pal REVEAL PARTY following Outdoor Worship

Saturday, October 30 at 2pm – ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY at SUUS!
Hosted by the Swensons! Woohoo!
*Rain date – Sunday, October 31 at 1pm

We want to hear from you!
Please take the Faith Formation Survey HERE!



October 3, 10 & 17 – Mystery Pen Pal Letter Exchanges (FINAL LETTER THIS WEEK 10/17!)

Saturday, October 23 – Fall Clean-Up at SUUS
Families are invited to pitch in and help Chris Jobson for our annual Fall Clean-Up

October 24Mystery Pen Pal Reveal Party following OUTDOOR Worship at SUUS
*Adults: Please bring your Pen Pal’s favorite dessert/treat to the party
*Children: Please make a poster with your mystery Pen Pal Symbol

Saturday, October 30 at 2pm – ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY at SUUS

Saturday, October 16 from 2-4pm Fire Pit Gathering in Westbrook
*Check Friday E-blast for address and details
Saturday, November 6 in Madison (Time TBD)
*Stay tuned for more details next week!

Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30pm: Monthly Faith Formation Committee Meeting

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