Faith Formation News – 9/22/22

Dear SUUS Families,

Fall is upon us and this Sunday we conclude our monthly exploration of “The Path of Belonging.” WE belong to a spiritual community dedicated to Social Justice, and this Sunday we will use our EXPLORATION time together to create a Scarecrow scene for the Scarecrows Invade Madison project focusing on our 5th Principle: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” Or as we often say in Faith Formation, “Include ALL Voices!” We still have to vote on our final tagline, but one idea is “Don’t be SCARED to VOTE!” Thank you, Martha, for the suggestion! We will begin construction this Sunday, September 25 at 10:30am and invite ALL to participate. Imagine Scarecrows with signs such as, “Register to Vote! Vote 411! Voting Rights are Human Rights!” We hope you will join us on Sunday to create a Scarecrow scene!

Got ideas? I am all ears! See you on Sunday!


Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, September 25 at 10:30am – Multiplatform Worship Service
“Do you belong, or are you just fitting in?” with Rev. Ed Cornell
It’s a spiritual thing to really belong to something rather than just fitting in, which might not completely feed your soul or feel good to you. Moving towards places and people where you feel you really belong is a spiritual lifelong goal, with hopefully less just “fitting in”.
*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 10-11:30am 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 25 at 10:30am – FF Exploration – Scarecrows Invade Madison Social Justice Project
*Town Hall Meeting following worship

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!

Faith Formation Social Justice Project announcement COMING NEXT WEEK! WOOHOO! 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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