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October 2017 Calendar

 Here is a link to our 2017-2018 Calendar.  Our Facebook page also has upcoming events and announcements: https://www.facebook.com/reusnf.

October Religious Education Events

Family Community Service Project

October 1, 11:20-12 pm

Families have the opportunity to join the bike path clean up crew after the service. Please meet at 11:20 in the parking lot behind the bike pack. You will be picking up trash on our adopted section of the bike path. Adults should plan to work closely with their children on this project.


Volunteer Orientation and Information Session

October 1, 11:30-12:15 pm

Members of the congregation and parents that would like to help out with Religious Education this year are invited to attend an informative and fun orientation to learn more about RE, volunteer roles, the safety policy, and sign up for open slots. This is also an opportunity for people to share ideas and projects that they might like to lead. This orientation is not required, so if you would like to volunteer and cannot attend, please email Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Global Read Aloud: The Wild Robot

Sundays from October 8 - November 12, 11:30-12:15 pm  

The Global Read Aloud is an international program that generally takes place in schools and involves over 600,000 participants. Students read the same book and share their thoughts and opinions about the book using various forms of technology. Religious Education is going to try our own contribution to this program. Children, families, and adults are invited to read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown together or individually. We will meet after the service to talk about the book in sections and connect to schools around the world. This book touches on various UU principles and themes. You can request this book from the library or purchase it. If you would like more information about the Global Read Aloud, go to www.theglobalreadaloud.com or I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  


  • Week 1, Meeting Oct 8 – Chapters 1-19
  • Week 2, Meeting Oct 15 – Chapters 20-31
  • Week 3, Meeting Oct 22 – Chapters 32-44
  • Week 4, Meeting Oct 29  – Chapters 45-55 - Dress like a robot!!!
  • Week 5, Meeting November 5 – Chapters 56-68
  • Week 6, Meeting November 12 – Chapters 69-80 - Celebration!

Junior Youth Collaborative Movie and Pizza Night

Friday, October 13, 6 - 8 pm

Sixth through eighth graders from our congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield are all invited to USNF to get to know each other, eat some pizza, enjoy a screening, and discuss it.

Arcadia Field Trip

October 29, 10:00-11:30

RE families will explore the fields and forests of Arcadia with Laura Beltran. Interested adults are welcome to join us.


 Upcoming: Optional trip to Boston to learn about UUA and the history of Unitarian Universalism with the Springfield Unitarian Society. Friday, November 10, 7:30 am to 5 pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.