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.

On Sunday mornings, please feel free to stop me and say 'Hi' or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with any questions you may have. 

In partnership,

- Meredith Plummer, Director of Family Programming


This Sunday, November 11th

  • Preschool - Kindergarten: Family - Today, your child will learn that all types of families care and share.  They will read "Daddy's Roommate" and draw family portraits.
  • 1st - 3rd Grade: Fannie Farmer - Have you ever tried making something without using measuring cups and spoons?  Fannie Farmer used science and precision to help make the world of cooking easier.  Today, the children will try to give precise instructions on how to make a honey and banana sandwich.  Fannie, like many UU’s believed that science and reason can improve our lives.  
  • 4th - 5th Grade: Diwali - Today, the children will learn about the festival of lights – Diwali. Officially, New Year in India comes in January, but it is also observed on other dates according to the religions or sects to which people belong, and to the regions of the country. The most spectacular New Year festival is Diwali. It comes in the fall, following soon after Dussehra.
  • Jr. High: The New You the Creator - Youth will gather today to explore important spiritual concepts through discussion and art. 
  • Sr. High: TBD - Youth will choose their own adventure.

 Upcoming Opportunities

Holiday Happenings
The holidays are a busy time of year.  Put these dates into your calendar now...
  • November 4 - Kick off Guest at Your Table (to Benefit the Unitarian Universalist Service committee)
  • November 18 - Community Day at First Church
    • The Board will respond to the 4th - 5th graders' letter to the Board.
    • The 1st - 3rd graders will be selling popcorn for a charity of their choosing.
    • New and Seasoned Members will be recognized during the service.
    • Thanksgiving Lunch will be held after church.
    • The Youth will Volunteer at Shiloh Food Pantry.
  • November 25 - One Room School House Lesson for PreK - Sr. High
  • December 9 - Breakfast with Santa and Mitten Tree (more on these in a few weeks)
  • December 14 - Parents' Night Out Childcare (more on this in a few weeks)
  • December 16 - Hanukkah Lesson for PreK - 5th
  • December 21 - Winter Solstice Celebration (more on this in a few weeks)
  • December 23 - Pop Up Pageant: The Worst 12 Days of Christmas
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Service
  • December 30 - One Room School House Lesson for PreK - Sr. High
  • January 1 - Summer Camp Registration goes Live
Summer Camp Announcement
Learn to be a pirate, hard as a callous,
Inspire in others fear and malice.
But be not mean,
Work as a team,
Then you will find the Crystal Chalice. 

It’s anchors away July 2019!

Meredith Plummer,
Director of Family Programming


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Available by appointment

email

Phone: 513.238.9912

 


Resources

  • My Chalica Book: A Beginner's Guide (Fourth Edition) - Created by me, this booklet contains an introduction to Chalica, a resource page, a brief history of Chalica, and suggestions on how to celebrate and honor each principle with actions, food, gifts, books, and movies.
  • Beyond Ramps and Restrooms - Within this blog you'll find links, resources, reviews and information about today's technology - and how that technology may be used to welcome people with disabilities in our congregations and beyond.