Faith Formation News – 9/15/22

Dear SUUS Families,

Wasn’t it wonderful to be together last Sunday? Thank you Elise Morrison, Holley Anderson and Kathy Helmrich for your amazing contributions to this beloved community. It was truly a regathering of “Belonging” and I am grateful for the experience we shared together.

Now that our backpacks are blessed and we have reconnected, I invite ALL Faith Formation EXPLORERS grades kindergarten and up to join us this Sunday, September 18 for our first EXPLORATION of the new year! We will be joined by a very special guest, make lava lamps from our water communion and decorate our new space in the Fellowship Hall. WOOHOO!

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!


Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, September 18 at 10:30am – Multiplatform Worship Service
“Belonging to an Earth Community” with Sam King
How can the James Webb Space Telescope rekindle our sense of belonging to an Earth community? This service will weave together insights from the Webb telescope and the Journey of the Universe project, exploring how a deep time perspective can help galvanize the shift toward a flourishing planetary civilization.
*CLICK HERE to access the Facebook LIVESTREAM

**Children & youth must be REGISTERED ONLINE to participate in Faith Formation activities.**

OWL Grades 7 – 9
We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing OWL for Grades 7-9 in collaboration with All Souls New London. The classes will run from October through May from 10-1130am at All Souls and Jennifer Swenson will be one of the facilitators. Thank you Jennifer for committing to our youth and this program! Please be in touch if your child is interested in participating. To learn more about OWL, please click HERE.

September Theme – “Belonging”
Sunday, September 18 at 10:30am – FIRST FF Exploration of the new year!
Sunday, September 25 at 10:30am – FF Exploration

October Theme – “Courage”
Sunday, October 2 at 10:30am – FF Exploration & OWL 7-9 Orientation
Sunday, October 9 at 10:30am – Multigen Worship Service (No FF)
Sunday, October 16 at 10:30am – FF Exploration
Sunday, October 23 at 10:30am – FF Exploration & OWL #1
Sunday, October 30 at 10:30am – FF Halloween Party!

November Theme – “Change”
Sunday, November 6 at 10:30am – Multigen Worship with UU Westport (Live-Streamed at SUUS)
Sunday, November 13 at 10:30am – FF Exploration & OWL #2
Sunday, November 20 at 10:30am – Thanksgiving Multigen Service (No FF)
Sunday, November 27 – No FF (Thanksgiving Break)

December Theme – “Wonder”
Sunday, December 4 at 10:30am – FF Exploration & OWL #3
Sunday, December 11 at 10:30am – Christmas Pageant Multigen Service & Caroling
Sunday, December 18 at 10:30am – FF Exploration & OWL #4&5
Saturday, December 24 at 5pm – Christmas Eve Multigen Service (Carols at 4:30p)

*Please Note: Schedule Subject to Change!

Friendly reminder for indoor explorations & activities: Attendees who are eligible (ages 5+) must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at the door (unless already cleared). Masks are required. Please remain at home if you experience any of the following symptoms: Fever 100 or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Thank you!

Do you have a High School youth interested in joining Youth Group? All high school aged youth are welcome to participate and create together a space of friendship and fun! Youth Advisors for 2022-23 are Benna Lehrer & Amy Buckley Velasquez. Contact us for more details!

Saturday, September 17 at 10am – WALK w Guilford PEACE ALLIANCE
Join Guilford Peace Alliance, in the Guilford Fair Parade with a big sign supporting your favorite cause!

Stay tuned for a Faith Formation Social Justice Project announcement in the coming weeks! Special thanks to Barb Francese and Beth Skudder for initiating conversation and ideas to engage in the community! Do you have a Social Justice idea to share? Please be in touch and we can help make it happen!

Sunday, October 30 at 10:30am – FF Halloween Party
Save the date for our annual Halloween BASH!

Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30pm – FF Monthly Committee Meeting

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