Welcome to Family Faith Development at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati!
If you are new to First Church, I want to extend an extra special welcome. Family Faith Development 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 Faith Development'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 Lifespan Faith Development
Sunday, March 1st
- Preschool - Kindergarten: Today, your child in preschool and Kindergarten will discover that learning together is fun. They'll read We Share Everything! by Robert Munsch, and build together.
- 1st - 3rd Grade: Today, your child in 1st - 3rd grade will explore the power of forgiveness (this is the first Sunday in a two part series on forgiveness). They'll read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes, and create paper chains.
- 4th - 5th Grade: Today, your child in 4th - 5th grade will travel to Pakistan, listen to the Sikh creation story, and learn about the 5 items Sikh's keep on them at all times.
- Jr. High: Today, your youth in Sr. High will will look ahead to the spring and summer and discuss expectations.
- Sr. High: Today, your youth in Sr. High will recognize some of the ways that race has been manufactured in our society as they address these questions: What is racism? What is “race”? How is race constructed by our government, our scientists, our judges and our society? What is the racial context in which I live my life?
Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities
Inside Out: A Family Friendly Screening with Discussion
Adult Faith Development will be screening the Disney Pixar movie "Inside Out" on March 21 from 4 PM to 7 PM. According to Common Sense Media, "Inside Out is an outstandingly original, heartfelt story from Pixar about growing up and learning to handle your biggest emotions." A hands-on discussion about memory and emotion will take place after the screening. Families of 1 to 100 are invited to attend. A pizza and salad dinner will be provided. Donations are welcome. Registration is required. Register now by clicking the flier below.