Faith Formation News – 11/23/21

Dear SUUS Families,

THANK YOU to all who participated in the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We donated 187 pounds of food to the Madison Food Pantries along with Thanksgiving cards for homebound residents of the community!

Next up! On Sunday, November 28 at 1pm we will meet at Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonassett Beach State Park. RSVP is required so please let me know if you can attend, and how many are in your party. Following the nature center we will hike the Cedar Island Trail.

Wishing you ALL a Happy, Safe & Healthy Thanksgiving!


p.s. Thank you to our youth advisors, Benna Lehrer & Enrique Alvarez for gathering the youth to wrap socks and gloves for the Community Meal Center in New London. Twenty bags are stuffed and ready to go on November 30th! It was great to see our SUUS youth at church too! Woohoo!

Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, November 28 at 10:30am via ZOOM – “Festivals of Fire”
Rev. Terry Sweetser
The mid-winter holidays are more about light and heat, about festivals of fire, than they are about religion. These may be minor religious holidays but they have major importance to our feelings of well-being and hope. As Hanukkah begins it’s time to light the candles!

Please REGISTER ONLINE all children & youth participating in Faith Formation activities this year. Thanks so much!

Sunday, November 28 at 1pm – Faith Formation trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park
Please join us at 1pm for a visit to Meigs Point Nature Center and then a short hike on the Cedar Island Trail. RSVP required for entrance to the nature center.

Sunday, December 5 – Outdoor Worship & Faith Formation Class

Saturday, December 11 – TOY DRIVE DROP -OFF (TIME TBD)
Join Jennifer & Sarah Swenson to drop off toys at What’s Cookin’ and meet Faith – the toy drive organizer!

Sunday, December 12 from 3 – 4pm: Caroling, Cocoa & Cookies at SUUS

Sunday, December 19 – Outdoor Multigenerational Christmas Pageant!
Who wants to participate in our pageant this year?

Tuesday, November 30New London Community Meal Center
Arrival time: 4PM (takes about 30 min from Madison, so be sure to leave by at least 3:30)
End time: 6PM
Address: 12 Montauk Ave, New London, CT 06320
Parking: On the street (I usually park across the street)
What to bring: Wear baseball caps or something to hold down your hair. Wear a face mask at all times. Aprons are available onsite.
When you get there….: Ring the doorbell and someone will let you in
What we’ll be doing when we get there: Most food will be cooked, but probably we will prepare the salad, butter bread, etc. Clients come around 5PM

Faith Formation THANKSGIVING Food Drive!
THANK YOU to all who participated in the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We donated 187 pounds of food to the Madison Food Pantries!

Faith Formation TOY DRIVE!
We are so pleased to join “Faith’s Annual Toy Drive” in support of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet: The goal this year is 3000 toys and we are so happy to help achieve that number! In particular the hospital is in desperate need of UNWRAPPED toys for newborns and teens ages 15 – 18. Below are a few suggestions:

Newborn Ideas: mobiles, rattles, grabbing toys, balls, activity gyms, board books 
15 – 18 yr old Ideas: body wash, headphones, blankets, pillows, tech gadgets

*Drop-off toys at SUUS (bin on the steps & prior to December 10)*
*Drop-off on Friday, Dec. 10 or Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8am – 3pm at:
What’s Cookin
78 Boston Post Road in Madison

Sunday, November 12 from 3 – 4pm: Caroling, Cocoa & Cookies at SUUS

Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30pm – Monthly Faith Formation Committee Meeting

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

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