First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
Weekly Family eNews

The Weekly Family eNews takes a break for the month of July.  We'll be back in your email box on August 5.

We'll see you at church every Sunday at 10am through Labor Day -- except on August 14, when we gather at Lake Harriet for outdoor worship.  

Confirmation of Religious Education class placements will be sent to families by email in early August. Please register your family for RE classes and Sunday morning childcare now if you haven't yet!

Check below for a list of summer dates for families.

Keep up with First Universalist this summer...
  • Check The Weekly Liberal newsletter for news about church events and Sunday worship services all summer long -- it arrives in your email box every Thursday. If you're not already receiving it, subscribe here.
  • Our summer worship theme is "Telling a New Story." Learn more about this Sunday's service here
  • Missed last week's sermon? Listen here.
  • Sunday, August 14, we gather at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 10am for outdoor worship, followed by our annual potluck picnic on the hill by the playground. Don't miss it!
  • Sunday, August 21 at 10am we celebrate a  multigenerational Backpack Blessing in honor of the return to the rhythm of the schoolyear. Save the date!
  • Sunday, Septmember 11, we return to two services, at 9:30am and 11:15am, with our multigenerational Flower Communion service.
  • Religious Education classes for 2016-2017 start
    Sunday, September 18.
Summer Sundays for Kids
We Believe in Good
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! 

2016-2017 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