2019-20 Program Overview

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Welcome to the 2019/2020 Church Year!

March – June 2020: 

Covid 19 Response

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 Virus we will not have in-person programs until safe to do so. 

We are exploring options of how to make connections and offer children’s programs online over the coming weeks. This will call for some creativity – if you have any suggestions please let me know. I will email more information as things progress in the coming weeks. And email me any time you have questions.

At the moment we are offering:

  • Social Justice Storytime – 8.30 – 8.45 am every morning (except Sundays)
    Routine and connection are vital as we all move through the next few weeks. With that in mind, we are offering a daily Time For All Ages where all UU’ers, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between can light a chalice, breathe, and enjoy a social justice themed picture book. Find out more.
  • Children’s Program – noon – 1 pm, Sunday Mornings (Starting April 5)
    We will offer an online children’s program on Sunday morning aimed at elementary school-aged children. In April our Zoom program will include:

    • April 5: Liberation
      We explore our monthly theme of liberation through story and movement-based activities. We will also send some love to seniors in our congregation.
    • April 12: Easter
      We will have some Easter crafts and an online Easter Egg hunt! 
    • April 19: Earth Day
      We will celebrate our planet and all within it.
    • April 26: Intergenerational service
      No children’s program at 11.45 am – join us instead for the all-ages online service lead by Arran, Rev Shana, and friends.

    We will have the same Zoom link every Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/798816760?pwd=eXoxUEFWeWQ0am1FbTM5RXMrN2Vvdz09 click at noon am to join us.

  • At Home Family, Parent & Guardian Resources
    These resources can help families with children engage with our theme for the month. Most can be found for free online. Find out more.
  • Chalice Challenge
    What household items can you make a chalice from? Check out this video from kids at Fort Meyer’s UU for ideas https://youtu.be/4v9JPR8AOD8 Then post your inventions on Instagram with #chalicechallenge #victoriaunitarian

For Parents:

  • Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators – Now Online Day/time TBC
    We believe that parents and caregivers are the primary, and most important, educators of their children about sexuality (and faith)… And we know parents and caregivers don’t always feel equipped to have these conversations in the ways that they would like. Let’s face it, most of us didn’t get great sex ed (nevermind education about consent, healthy relationships, etc) when we were young! This program would offer ten sessions that invite parents and caregivers to explore their role as the primary sexuality educators of their elementary through teenage children. We will cover best strategies for talking with kids about all of this and how to answer any questions they may have from the OWL program (or elsewhere). Registration required. Find out more.
  • Parent/Caregiver Check-in – Tuesday Evenings, 8.30 pm
    Join us for a weekly check-in and a little adult time. Note: If you’d like to join but the time doesn’t work for you, please Email Arran. Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/209792808?pwd=eC9BRmRnOVBqeDlqckpEMUEwcmRaUT09

If you have any questions or comments about our programs or ideas about how to support our children, youth, and/or families please Email Arran.

Click here for our online Registration Form