Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer is Here!

School's out and the thermometer is spiking—the seasons have changed in Baltimore and we've moved into Summer mode at First Unitarian.

Throughout the Summer, childcare will be available during worship services. As there is no "Time for All Ages," during Summer services, adults can bring their children to the first floor classrooms before worship begins. Service will start at 11:00 this Sunday, June 27. Starting July 4*, worship will begin at 10:00 am in the Pratt Parish Hall, which will continue throughout the summer. In September, services will return to 11 am in the sanctuary. 

Childcare, led by Kim Wolf, will feature crafts, snacks and free play. If you are planning to attend services this Summer, please contact Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Becky Brooks, to sign up for one or more Sundays to assist with childcare. You can also sign up in person at church on the schedule posted on the bulletin board outside the classroom. A good rule of thumb would be to sign up to assist one Sunday for every three you would like to attend. 

Religious Education classes for all ages will begin again on September 19.

Have a great summer!

*Please note that July 4 is the only known Sunday when there will be no childcare in order for our childcare provider, Kim Wolf, to have the weekend off. Families are welcome to take advantage of the classrooms during service, but adults should remain with their children to supervise play.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Religious Education PTA Inaugural meeting, Sun. June 6, 12:30 pm

Did you always want to be involved in children's religious education? Do you have questions about curricula choices or class room set up? Do you want to have input into annual events such as the Halloween Party, Christmas Pageant and Mystery Buddies? If so, we have just the event for you!

The Religious Education Committee for Children and Youth has decided to try a new idea: a PTA for Religious Education. This group is open to all members and friends of First Unitarian Church whether you have kids in the program or not. We welcome parents, teachers, friends, youth, children and interested members or friends of the congregation.

We will have our first meeting on Sunday June 6 at 12:30 pm in the downstairs classrooms.

On the agenda:
• Curricula for next year
• Which kids will be in which classes
• Plans for the Fall when our Director of Lifespan RE is on family leave
• There will be an opportunity to get your questions answered and to volunteer for all aspects of the program.

PIZZA Lunch will be provided for all those who want to attend! Childcare will be provided in the upstairs classrooms with lunch provided for the kids too.

All Church Picnic this Saturday!

I hope you'll join us for our all church picnic this Saturday, June 5 from noon to 4:00 pm at the Swann Pavilion of Druid Hill park. Bring a dish to share, your whole family and any outdoor games you like to play. The Swann Pavilion is a great location, right next to a swing set and a playground, with lots of seating for everyone.

Come on down!