Faith Formation News – 12/9/21

Dear SUUS Families,

“Let it snow, let snow, let it snow!” Wow, it was so beautiful to see the snow this morning! It certainly put me in a joyful mood, and got me very excited to join Jennifer & Sarah Swenson on Saturday, December 11 at 9am to make our toy delivery for Faith’s Annual Toy Drive, and then to sing Christmas Carols together this Sunday, December 12 from 3-4pm at SUUS! Yippeeee!

And, there is more! On Sunday morning, please join us for an Outdoor Multigenerational Worship Service at 10:30am! We will have a joyful celebration of music and dance so come ready to sing and move! The sun is reported to be bright, and we will have the fire pit and heat lamps to keep warm. There will also be activity boxes for families with special projects and crafts. You won’t want to miss this service!

See you then!


p.s. For those in the Christmas Pageant, please come to church on Sunday morning at 9:15am for rehearsal. Woohoo!

Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, December 12 at 10:30am Multiplatform Worship “Dance for Joy!”
-Rev. Terry
We can dance for joy in so many ways. One way is with our bodies. You might want to wiggle your fingers and toes. You might want to stretch like a cat or hop like a bunny, you might want to wrap a warm blanket around yourself. You might want to hug a friend or wiggle in your chair.

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

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 10:30am – Multigenerational Multiplatform Christmas Pageant!

Sunday, January 30 at 11am – Hike at Chapman Mill Pond Trail in Westbrook
Directions: Take Exit 64 and make a left onto Rt. 145 (Horse Hill Rd)
The entrance to the parking lot is a quarter mile on your left past the Dept. of Transportation/Public Works

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

Faith Formation TOY DRIVE!
LAST FEW DAYS TO COLLECT TOYS AND YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! 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! ALL TOYS ARE ACCEPTED, but 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 next Faith Formation Committee Meeting on Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30pm!

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