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Summer is not over yet! All are invited to join in the fun for our end of summer
All Ages In Person Gathering

Sunday 8/29 10am
Picnic and Lawn Party

All are invited and encouraged to join us for our end of summer Picnic and Lawn Party. We encourage folks to bring a picnic lunch for themselves/family, chat and connect with friends, visit the farmers market, play some lawn games, bounce in the bounce house and just have fun!!

76 Chruch Green Taunton MA - Street Parking Available

Faith at Home

This summer we focused our spiritual need for Radical Play and Connection. Here is a recap of some of my favorite ways we explored this theme at home. Try finding some time this week before the busyness of school sets in to Play and Connect as family!

* Family Movie Night - The Sandlot (PG)
Snuggle up as a family and watch the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962

*Family Activity 
How are you staying connected to the people you love? This week get together as a family and reach out to a person/people who are important to you but may have grown distant and reconnect. Try baking some cookies and dropping them off with a note, maybe stop by and help with
*Family Bedtime (or Anytime) Stories
Click on any of the books in the FPC Anti-Racist, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Library to be taken to a read aloud video. Slides 6 contain books related to the spring and summer theme of play and connection.
*Family Conversations Starters
Do you think it is possible to connect with someone you disagree with? Why or why not? How would you go about making a connection like this?
*UU Parenting
School/homeschool work is right around the corner and with that often comes a hectic extra curricular schedule, many of us are returning to work in the office, along with all our day to day responsibilities, add in pandemic trauma of the past 18 months September might be an overwhelming time for all of us. This week I want to remind us all of the importance of taking a break when things get overwhelming. We need our strength and our kids need our strength, but we can't offer it if we are burnt out. So with that in mind I offer up an article on the importance of avoiding parenting burnout: Why it’s important for parents to take time for themselves https://globalnews.ca/news/3871017/avoid-parenting-burnout-why-its-important-for-parents-to-take-time-for-themselves/
*Family Chalice Lighting
Spiritual practice is just as important for children and youth as it is for adults!! Lighting a chalice at home is a wonderful way to live into our faith and help your children feel grounded in spiritual practice. This week try lighting a family chalice at dinner or bedtime, or whatever time makes sense for your family.

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