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If this past year has taught us anything. it is that flexibility is key!!

With many kids and youth back in school full time, the weather warming up, and the reality of zoom burn out, I am finding the need to be more and more flexible with the RE schedule.

So with that in mind, the focus/theme for this spring and summer will be Radical Play and Connection. The goal is to help our kids and youth transition back into being with friends (new and old) and in community.

Here’s a look at the Spring and Summer RE Schedule

April 2021

Family Story-time - Every Wednesdays 9:30 via Zoom

Sunday School - Every Wednesday 4pm via Zoom

Nursery & Sunday School Family Park Day - Saturday 24th 9:30 am

Jr. Youth RE - Friday 9th Last Online Zoom Class

Youth Group (Jr. & Sr.) Games and Bonfire Night - Friday 16th 6-8:30pm

All Ages Bonfire Night - Friday 30th 6-8:30pm

May 2021

Family Story-time - Every Wednesdays 9:30 via Zoom

Sunday School - Every Wednesday 4pm via Zoom

Youth Group (Jr. & Sr.) Games and Bonfire Night - Friday 14th 6-8:30pm

All Ages Movie on the Lawn and Bonfire Night - Friday 28th 6-9pm

Adult RE Class - Parents as Primary Sexuality Educators - Date and Time TBD
(designed for parents with kids elementary - high school age)

Six sessions invite parents and caregivers to explore their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children. The 90-minute sessions help engage adults in topics including Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, and Consent.

The information and attitudes that adults share with their children—intentionally or by default—carry extraordinary power. It is a power that many adults struggle to wield effectively and confidently. Often, their own experiences, perspectives, and worries get in the way. These sessions invite parents and caregivers to find support and courage with one another, before and or durning these conversations with their children.

June - August Days and Times TBD

Once a Month In Person Family Fun Events (park days and nature walks designed for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Sunday School kids)

Once a Month In Person Youth Groups Nights (Jr & Sr. Youth)

Once a Month In Person All Ages (Whole Congregation) Bonfire Nights

Once a Month All Ages Zoom Class - Cooking/Baking as Spiritual Practice

(summer months offers each age group 3 opportunities a month to be together)

Summer Special Events

Building Bridges on Star Island - July 18-24
Building Bridges is a 6-day conference focused on connection, community and spiritual exploration! This is an opportunity for churches in Southeastern Massachusetts to get to know each other in the beautiful natural setting of Star Island, located off the coast of New Hampshire. Building Bridges is family friendly, with morning and afternoon programming for children, youth and adults and plenty of fun activities for all!

UU Lego Sources Summer Program - August 2-6
(suggested ages: 5-10)
The UU Lego Sources Summer Program is a week-long camp that will take place Monday - Friday from 9-12pm August 2-6. This program introduces and focuses on the Six Sources that we as Unitarian Universalists gain wisdom and understanding from. These sources create for us a living and diverse tradition which evolves and changes as our understandings evolve and change. And what better changing, flexible, and creative medium to engage it than LEGO® bricks! Kids will spend their time each day learning about one of the sources and creating a lego project, along with other projects to accompany that source. There will also be time for a snack and free play as we tie in our summer theme of Radical Play and Connection.

UU Social Justice Summer Program - August 9-13
(suggested ages: 10-14)

The UU Social Justice Summer Program is a week long camp that runs Monday -Friday 9am-12pm August 9th-13th. This program will focus Economic, Environmental, Social and Racial justice issues that motivate many UU to act in faith and live out our shard principals. Kids will spend the first half of each day exploring a specific social justice issue, how it impacts them, the people they know, and the wider community at large. Each social justice issue will also have a hands-on project and/or object lesson to help kids deepen their understanding. The second half of the day will offer time for a snack and time to focus on our summer theme of Radical Play & Connection.

Taking Flight Week Long Summer Program- August 16-20
(adapted OWL curriculum for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders) -
Taking Flight Summer Program is a week-long program that will take runs Monday - Friday from 9-12pm August 16-20. This program is great for youth who started taking OWL last year, but didn’t finish due to COVID, as well as youth who have not taken OWL yet.

Youth will spend the first 90 minutes of each day working with an adapted Our Whole Lives (OWL) program. The second half of the day will offer time for a snack and time to focus on our summer theme of Radical Connection.

Adapted OWL topic matter included:What is Sexuality, Sexuality and Values, Language, Sexual Anatomy and Physiology, Puberty, Gender Identity & Expression and Attraction, Relationships, Bullying & Bystander Issues, Redefining Abstinence, Lovemaking, Consent, Unintended Consequences, Decision Making, and Communicating with a Sexual Partner

* Registration for our 3 August Summer Programs will be open soon.
*Programs are open to all church members and friends of members
*Each program needs a minimum of 8 children/youth to run
*Cost is $125 per child/youth
*Finical Aid is available

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