Welcome to Family Programming at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati!
If you are new to First Church, I want to extend an extra special welcome. Family and Children’s Programming at First Church, what some other congregations might refer to as Religious Education, is markedly different from what you’ll find at some other UU congregations because our focus is on the family, not just the child. We understand your life is busy. We understand that, at times, you feel overburdened with the work of raising a family. But, we also understand that you are your child’s greatest teacher. While we might have only 40 hours in a given year to influence your child, you, as their parent, have over 3,000 hours. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with you, to offer programming that not only fits into your busy schedule but that eases your burden as well.
If you would like to learn more about Family Programming's philosophy and policies, make sure to check out our overview. To learn more about our programming, including your child's curriculum for the year, be sure to take a look at our prospectus. Below, you will find a description of what your child will be learning, and doing, this coming Sunday, as well as a list of upcoming events and opportunities.
- Meredith Plummer, Director of Family Programming
This Sunday - November 19, 2017
All Ages: Intergenerational Bread Communion - Join us, today, as we give thanks for all of life's gifts with our second annual intergenerational bread communion. As always, childcare will be available for children 0 - 3 years of age.
After the service, today, we will gather in community for our annual Thanksgiving feast, sponsored by Community Builders (RSVP to Bev Baker). Then, the Jr. and Sr. High youth group will visit Shiloh food pantry to pack Thanksgiving Day boxes!
One Room School House
Sunday, November 26, all children in PreK – 5th grade will make cards for members of our congregation who may be in need of some holiday cheer. I hope your child will join us!
Breakfast with Santa
Santa’s coming! All children PreK—5th grade are invited to a special breakfast on December 10th, with the big man himself. RSVP required, and don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift for a homeless child in Cincinnati (label the gift with appropriate age and gender—if any).
It’s time to trim our Christmas tree. Bring in new or gently used mittens, hats, gloves and scarves on December 10th. All donations will be given to children at South Avondale Elementary.
Sophia Lyon Fahs said “Each night a child is born is a holy night.” Join us for two very special intergenerational services as we celebrate this holiday with our children and youth. Youth will lead the service at 10:00 am, and children will present their holiday pageant at 5:00 pm.