2018-19 Program Plans


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Welcome to the 2018-2019 Church Year!

September – December 2018: 

 

Wee Care (up to age 5)

Our childcare staff will be introducing more structured activities for our younger kids this year – age-appropriate songs, stories and other activities that relate to our monthly theme. We welcome parents and caregivers who would like to lead a song or read the story – Email Arran to find out more.

Children’s SPACE

In the Fall our grade 1 to 5 (or equivalent) will be working together to explore the same monthly themes the adults are examining in the sanctuary. Each week there will be two different ways to explore the material and children will be able to choose which they prefer that day.

Youth groups

We will have a number of activities for youth including:

  • Art and Activism (Grade 6 – 9) Sundays, 10.30 am – Emerald Room
    • On Sunday morning (during service) will be looking at how art can be used as a form of activism, including how art has been used by people with disabilities, LGBTQ folk and indigenous people to bring awareness to issues that are important to their communities and to create change. We will end the program by exploring what issues are important to our group and creating a collective art piece. No art experience or skill is required.
  • Movie nights (Grade 6 -12) Friday, 30 November, 5.30 pm – DOWNTOWN
    • Once a month Friday night movies, where we will explore how relationships (friendships, family community and romantic) are portrayed in film. Do they portray the type of relationships we would like to have? How would you do things differently? Popcorn provided.
  • ‘Soul Matters’ group (Grade 10 – 12) Sunday, December 2, 10.30 am – Youth Room
    • A small group that will explore spirituality, including our monthly themes, in more depth. What does it mean to be UU? How do you apply our values in your life?
  • Trans youth group (Grade 6 – 12) Next date to be confirmed – Email Arran to get a notice when the date is set
    • All gender-fluid, non-binary and trans-identified youth are welcome to join our monthly group. The group will be led by trans-identified people and topics will include:
      • Exploring what is unique about trans-spirituality
      • Images of trans folk in various religions
      • Rituals for trans experiences

Upcoming: Our Whole Lives – Sexuality Program for Youth

Between January and June 2019 we will offer OWL Programs for youth in grade 7 – 9 and grade 10 – 12*. Our trained OWL leaders look forward to helping youth explore questions about relationships and healthy boundaries in this relevant, age-appropriate, inclusive and interactive program. It is built on four core values:

  • Self-worth
  • Sexual Health
  • Responsibility
  • Justice and Inclusivity

* Grade 10 – 12 OWL will be offered in weekend retreat format to allow youth from outside Victoria to participate.

More information about OWL  Programs

 OWL Information Session for Parents and Guardians

December 2nd, at noon in the Farmhouse Common room. If you have a youth between grade 7 and 12, please come along and find out more about the program (registration not required).

 

Please check the Children and Youth calendar for specific dates.

Click here for our online Registration Form