Summer Family Activity Guide
Over the summer, we hope you will find some time together as a family to sing together, read together, engage in social action, and connect to Unitarian Universalism. The Summer Family Activity list includes songs and hymns, book lists, and 15 suggestions for activities to do together. Activities include simple things, like lighting a chalice, to actions you can take as a family for racial justice. There are rituals you could try out regularly over the summer, like creating wish cards with words like love, hope, joy that you can choose or gift to each other every morning. You will also find activities you might choose to do just once, like art activities related to the UU principles.

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This is a time of great uncertainty. Without a roadmap, we can respond in so many different ways -- with fear, anxiety, anger. However, we can also choose to pause, be present, notice our feelings and connect deeply with one another through this time. We can create our own roadmap, based on our values and principles. There are new opportunities for us in creating our own map and coming together to care for ourselves and one another at this time. I hope that our community can provide the support that your family needs during this time. How can we best support you and your family? 

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Family RE

Here are various resources for your family, from a picture book to family activity packets that will take 20-30 minutes. These are opportunities to connect with each other, your experiences right now, and your faith. 

The word worship comes from an old English word that means to shape worth -- it is a time to come together to consider and celebrate what we believe to be worthy. When there is so much that feels uncertain, it is especially important to pause and notice what is worthwhile in your lives. I hope you can take time with your family to be present with each other and with all that you find worthwhile. This week, I have been thinking about the value of presence -- to our feelings, to each moment, to each other. 

 2020-2021 Planning
Please help us plan for next year by filling out this 2020 Children and Families Brainstorm Survey.