Faith Formation News – 12/2/21

Olivia, Maisey, Ava, Ann & Benna serving at the Community Meal Center in New London last week!

Dear SUUS Families,

Happy December! It’s the fifth night of Hanukkah, and we enter the month “Opening to JOY!” Yes, that is our December theme, and I welcome you to join us this Sunday, December 5 at 1pm for an outdoor Family Chapel at SUUS to explore all things JOYFUL! We will have heat lamps and the fire pit will be roaring as we celebrate together the JOY of the season. We will make chalice ornaments and practice Christmas carols ahead of our event next Sunday, December 12 (see below for more details!). I sure hope you can join us!


p.s. Thank you to our amazing SUUS team (Olivia, Maisey, Ava, Ann & Benna) who served at the Community Meal Center along with youth from All Souls New London!

p.p.s. Thank you to those who braved the elements last Sunday and came to the nature canter, and then hiked the Cedar Island trail in search of the seals! We didn’t see any, but the possibility sure was exciting!

Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, December 5 at 10:30am via ZOOM – “Bodies of Water”
Elise Morrison
Our bodies are approximately two-thirds water. This is a startling fact when you compare the fluid nature of a stream or ocean to our own solid feeling flesh and bones. How might we make spiritual sense of this kinship that we have with the blue watery planet that fosters us?

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

Sunday, December 5 at 1pm – Family Chapel at SUUS
Join us for an outdoor Family Chapel under the warmth of the heat lamps & fire pit! I’ll even bring marshmallows! Our activity will be making chalice ornaments! Woohoo! Bring a chair, mask and maybe a blanket!

Saturday, December 11 at 9am – TOY DRIVE Pack & Deliver!
Join Jennifer & Sarah Swenson at SUUS to pack toys, drop-off 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 at 1030am – Multigenerational Christmas Pageant!

February 6 (Time TBD) – Zoom chat with Kara Fikrig
Check in w Advisors for more info!

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 is 3,000 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

Please mark your calendar for our monthly meeting next Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30pm!

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