CYRE Team Meeting

Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
It’s a wonderful time to join in the Children Youth Religious Education Team meeting. We’d love your insight into and feedback about the ministry. Come check it out for a month or two, to see if the CYRE Team is a good fit for you :). New attendees: email Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org to receive the Zoom meeting ID.

Online Parent Circle

Every Wednesday starting April 1 from 8:15-9:15pm
Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to families before Sunday. If you are new to RE and would like to attend, please email Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org.

The UU Family Initiative Group (UUFI) will host ongoing Wednesday night zoom meetings for parents with children of ALL ages. We’ll share about the wins and challenges experienced with our families for encouragement, and to know that we are not alone right now.

Please join us as we have open discussion and collect helpful information (ideas from our last meeting: virtual field trips and playdates, live Mo Willems online events, whiteboarding things to look forward to, remembering the resilience of our ancestors). During the April 1st meeting, we will demonstrate a simple and short heart meditation for all ages that can be a great start for your days ahead. Join in whenever you can 🙂 .

Weekly Virtual RE Schedule

Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to currently registered RE families before Sunday, April 5. If you are new to RE and would like to attend, please email Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org.

If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that take you through how to install and use Zoom. If you’re still having problems, call Jennifer Swick at 612-919-2830.

Every Sunday
1-1:45pm: 3rd-6th grade Fireside Chat
3:30-4pm: Birth-2nd grade Chapel Time
7-8pm: Fireside Chat for 7th/8th graders

Every Wednesday
10:30-11am: Birth-2nd Grade Chapel Time with a focus on songs & games
8:15-9:15 PM: Parent Circle

The Sr. High Group: Watch emails from the Teachers regarding days/times.

Please Note: NO RE on Sunday, April 12 (Easter)

Appalachia Service Project: Adult Leader Needed

(With the hope that the ASP trip will continue as scheduled) – UUCM will be sending a youth mission trip to Appalachia in August to make houses warmer, drier, and safer as part of the Appalachia Service Project, the fourth trip from our church!  We have 8 youth planning to go.  However, we’re in need of another adult leader to go on the trip.  If you have any interest in going and would like to find out more about this life-changing week, please contact Brian Zais at pharquart@gmail.com to talk about it.  No construction experience necessary, and no obligation to go if you just want to learn more to see if the trip is right for you.  The trip dates are August 16-22.

Calling All Drama Enthusiasts

In worship this past month you may have seen one of the skits done for the Story for All. Please contact me – Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org – if you or anyone (or everyone 🙂 in your family is interested in helping to add drama to worship, or possibly RE, in the future. I’m hoping to create a list of people with whom I can share about a project idea. People can sign on, project by project, when interested & available (rehearsals are generally held before worship the day of the skit). Thank you!

A Rockin’ Coming of Age Retreat

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Last weekend, 9 (of 11) seventh and eighth grade Coming of Age students gathered for an overnight retreat at camp Tanadoona in Excelsior. Six Mentors joined in for the afternoon of mixer games, sledding, 9 Square and deep conversations about faith. Many thanks to the co-leaders of the event: Julia Antonsen, Jeff Greenwood and Marie Calabria. And thanks to the youth- a truly remarkable (and fun!) group of young people.