NUUC Religious Education: Growing connections in a challenging time
2020-21    Jen Aultman, Director of Religious Education, jaultman@nuuc.org

As we grind on toward year 2 of Covid, we want to continue to reach our young UUs in new ways to foster connection with themselves, each other, and our broader Unitarian Universalist faith. We have exciting news to share for new opportunities this year!

In Person
We want to see each other and our church home in person and have fun together in the safest way possible, especially considering that no children under age 12 can be vaccinated at present. So we’re going to play outside! Please register for each of these by emailing Jen at jaultman@nuuc.org the names and ages of participating children/youth and any allergies or medical concerns.
Ages 4-12: Sunday morning outdoor playtime, weather permitting. We will explore the Web of Life through our bodies and senses on our beautiful NUUC property! Please dress appropriately, including in winter!
7th-12th grade: Periodic distanced Youth gatherings at NUUC outdoors or at local parks. If you can help coordinate some of these meetups, please email Jen!
All children and adults must wear masks. All adults working with children and youth in person must be background-checked and show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. And we need more volunteers, so please email Jen if you are vaccinated, willing to mask, and excited to help foster the spiritual growth of our children and youth by helping with one of these groups!

Zooming with UU Youth from across the USA!
We have joined a consortium of congregations from Texas, Wisconsin, and Tennessee that is doing Zoom groups for ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Please email Jen for the link if you are interested! (For the safety of the kids, we cannot publicize the link.) Please mention the name of your child/youth, their grade level or age, and which of the groups below you would like the link for:
Kinder-4th grades: Sunday 10 AM Children’s Chapel
4th-6th grades: Sunday 10 AM Children’s Chapel for older children (4th graders can choose whether to go with younger or older kids)
7th-12th grades: Wednesday 7-8 PM Youth Group for the first 3 weeks of every month (weeks 4 and 5 off) as follows:
1st Wednesdays: Games and fun
2nd Wednesdays: Faith development
3rd Wednesdays: Social justice
NUUC must provide a background-checked volunteer for each of these sessions. Please email Jen if you can help! You can live ANYWHERE to help out–it is Zoom, after all!
Thank you for your interest in our program!