Friday Oct. 7 All-Ages Game Night: Card Games!

ines-ferreira-DYM_vBsosVA-unsplashWe’re looking for a few good-natured card sharks this month! Who knows how to play 500, Hearts, or Spades? Come meet a new teammate and play a few rounds with UUCM friends! Friday, Oct. 7 will be filled with card games, board games and role-playing games. Feel free to bring a favorite game from home, or we will have several available for you to join in. Friends are always welcome as well!

A bonfire will also be roaring, if weather allows, with marshmallows and hot chocolate at the ready. All children must be accompanied by an adult if they are outside by the fire.

If you are coming for dinner at 5pm, RSVP to Karen by noon on Friday noting any dietary restrictions and number of people eating. Future game nights will be the first Friday of each month, so mark Nov. 4 on your calendar now!

Parent Class: When to Worry, by Laurie Moser

Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM
UUCM Community Room or Via Zoom
 (Check the Oct. 7 Friday Update for a Zoom link.)
It is hard to determine what is “normal” in kids. This class can help parents determine if their child needs something more, and help point out some clues that may determine if more of an intervention is needed.

This class will be led by Laurie Moser, who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. She specializes in trauma in children, LGBTQIA children and teens, Autism (especially in girls), and also teaches psychology at the master’s level at Adler Graduate School. Laurie has been a member of UUCM since 2010.

Chalice Keeper Training Begins this Sunday

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP Sunday: October 2, 9, 16 and 30 from 11:15 – 11:30 AM
Chalice Keeper Mentors Also Needed! Please sign up to be a part of the program here.

Chalice Keepers is a family-based program that prepares our children for one of UU’s most sacred rituals. This program is usually done at home and led primarily by family members, but we are hoping to collaborate as a group and incorporate the majority of the lessons and rituals into Sunday mornings this year. Families and students in grades 1-3 are invited to stay after worship services and RE for 15 minutes for four Sundays on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 30.

We are also hoping to encourage students in junior or senior high to become a mentor to a chalice keeper and attend these four Sundays to help revisit the ritual of chalice keeping and participate in the ceremony on Nov. 6. Those who are interested in taking the program but may have missed it due to the pandemic the last few years, or simply didn’t finish the materials at home, are also invited to attend.

We will go over the UU principles and talk about the rituals of lighting the chalice to prepare our wonderful students to do so in worship going forward. Classes will meet downstairs in the K-3 classroom directly following worship and RE. Please sign up to be a part of the program here.

All-Ages Game Night: First Friday of the Month

Pizza dinner from 5-6pm (with RSVP). Games from 6-8pm.

Come one and come all for family games, card games, board games and role-playing games on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 pm. Feel free to bring a favorite game from home, or we will have several available for you to join in. Friends are always welcome as well!

A bonfire will also be roaring, if weather allows. All children must be accompanied by an adult if they are outside by the fire.

If you are coming for dinner at 5pm, RSVP to Karen by noon that Friday noting any dietary restrictions and number of people eating. Future game nights will be the first Friday of each month, so mark Oct. 7 on your calendar now!