First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
Weekly Family eNews

News and updates about Religious Education and other programs for children, youth & families

From Prison to Protest
June 12, 10am

Pastor Danny Givens

Join us this Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. for a personal story of adversity, reconciliation, and triumph through the work of social justice in marginalized communities. Pastor Danny Givens, Jr. is preaching and church member Arif Mamdani is our worship associate this week.
Summer Sundays for Kids
kicks off this Sunday, June 12!
This Sunday...
This week, our preK-1st grade and 2nd-5th grade classes learn about Ramadan. We'll take a look at the sign on First Universalist's lawn and make our own to take home, wishing our neighbors a Ramadan Mubarak!

What are Summer Sundays?
On Summer Sundays we have a single worship service at 10am, and childcare and Religious Education classes are offered from 10-11am for children ages 6 months up through those entering 6th grade in the Fall. Adult staff and trained youth from the congregation provide care and guidance as we enjoy a more relaxed pace and focus on building community with one another. Kids close in age are grouped together as follows: Nursery (6-17 months); Preschool (18 months to 3 years); Young Children (4 years through entering 1st grade); and Elementary-Age (entering 2nd-6th grade).

Our youngest visitors spend the morning in bright, happy spaces with plenty to explore, in the care of paid adult and youth staff, playing and making friends of all ages. Young children in preschool through 1st grade begin their morning with a circle, songs, and picture books, then have time for crafts, games, and play inspired by each week's story. Elementary-age kids come together for a brief time of worship, welcoming one another into the circle and learning about the day's theme. Then they dive into hands on projects, crafts and games. If weather permits, you'll definitely find some of us out on the playground! 

No need to register kids for Summer Sundays in advance -- please join us! 

2015-2016 Religious Education Registration Now Open
Children, youth and families are at the heart of the ministry of First Universalist, and our Religious Education program for children and youth is one of the largest among bricks and mortar UU churches worldwide. We continue to align Religious Education with the values and mission of the larger church so that children and youth are actively engaged in a spiritual journey with the whole congregation. E ach class offers a variety of activities  on Sunday  mornings, including stories, singing, sharing joys and concerns, spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation, games, crafts and hands-on projects.

for the 2016-2017 church year, which begins in September. Read through the class descriptions for each age/grade level and find the registration form on our Religious Education website
for Religious Education and learn more about our Sunday morning programs for children and youth
First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
Lauren Wyeth, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries
3400 Dupont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 825-1701 x111