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Oct 4: LFD News

Something for Everyone
Education | Fellowship | Service
October is Here!
There is so much to do this month and I hope you'll be able to join us. Check out the bottom of this email for lots of events to add to your calendar including:
  • The "Weather Trackers"
  • Fall Fest
  • 2nd Hour
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (18+) at the Loft
  • Acoustic Worship
Hope to see you there!
Can you help?
The best part of the Choose Your Own Adventure format is that ANYONE (yes, you!) can step into the classroom for a short time commitment (or a longer one if you're so moved). I need at least 2 more adults to help the Movement & Games class this week.
I will be preparing all the curriculum and supplies, and inexperienced teachers will be paired with experienced folks! You'll have the day's activities in advance so you can be prepared, but there won't be any search for materials or books! Woohoo!
Questions? Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
How To Do Sunday Morning
Not sure how to get involved? Here's the scoop:
  1. When you arrive at UUCT, sign up for your preferred class at the table outside Holland Hall.
  2. Enjoy Worship Service in Holland Hall (yes, even the youth)! We will dismiss everyone to class at about 10:45am, after the Message for All Ages. 
  3. Leave for your class in the Children’s Wing during the Children’s Benediction. Not sure which direction to head? Just follow the crowd! We’ll all go out together and there will be an officious person with a clipboard to show you which room to go to. 
  4. Learn, enjoy, share, participate!
  5. Repeat again next week. 
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What's Happening This Sunday?
Art & Spirit
Servetus; all ages; under 6 years with adult
In this space we’ll tell another story that explores our theme for the day, offering additional avenues for deepening understanding. Welcome October! We begin our month by studying the famous UU Olympia Brown. Who knows what creativity will be inspired by her biography!
Movement & Games
Awareness; all ages; under 6 years with adult
Ready to move your body? This is the place! We will live Unitarian Universalist values through games, movement, dance, and other forms of physical self-expression. Games can show us how to "affirm and promote justice, equality, and compassion in human relations." Let's see what we can learn from playing together!
Blackwell; 3-6 years old but adults of children this age are welcome
For our children who are ready to experience more formal learning, but not ready for full choices, this program offers a space where children and families can develop relationships with a consistent set of teachers and peers. Class will be structured around story time, play, and art.How do we solve problems? With our thinking, of course! Come figure out puzzles with us!
C^3 -Chaos Controlled Club
Emerson; 12 – 19 years old, sorry adults, only advisors are allowed
Designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas.Radical Hospitality? Radical, man. Come explore how we can be open and affirming to people who don't think alike, look alike, or act alike.
Holland; all ages
Of course, remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth. There are coloring materials in the back of the Sanctuary and if the youngsters get too squirrely, you're welcome to take them to the Foyer where there are some quiet toys and adults can still experience the service.This week Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe explores how we know when we have caused harm and what the first step in seeking forgiveness is. 
designed for children up to age 10 and their families
We offer a caring, compassionate day-care environment grounded in loving kindness, universal acceptance, and compassion for children birth to 10 years old. The Nursery opens at 10am on Sunday morning and welcomes children throughout Sunday Services and afternoon programming. Yes, we’re watching children until 2pm and sometimes later!   
What's Coming Up?
Weather Trackers
October 6 | 12:30-1:30pm | Servetus Room
Have you ever wondered how things get decided for RE and 2nd Hour? Are you interested in getting involved with activities but aren't quite ready to face a classroom of participants? Consider joining the "Weather Trackers"!
This team will be composed of folks from across the church to "track the weather" in and around Lifespan programming (Sunday Morning RE, 2nd Hour, Thursday Night Lights, TUUYA, Parenting Club, and etc.). 
In other words, I would like:
  1. a group of folks who have different roles in the congregation,
  2. to get together every few months (maybe 3-5 times a year as we see a need)
  3. to "take the temperature" of how things are going and make recommendations for improvements/adjustments.
My intention is that the additional time commitment is minimal. Just keep doing what you're doing! Participate in LFD programming, bring your kids, or whatever it is you're doing. But also be my eyes and ears. When you hear or see something, let me know. I would also like some other brains to help in thinking up new ideas and to bounce my ideas off.
Questions? Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fall Fest
October 10 | 6-8pm | UUCT Goddard Hall
Join us at UUCT for Fall Fest, a family-friendlypotluck and game night. We'll play all kinds of fall-themed games like pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, and maybe even face painting! Bring your board games for even more friendly competition. Costumes are welcome! Bring your spare change to share with a community organization (or two) who share our PRIDE in our diverse community. This is a family event, so no childcare available.
Ready to...
Deepen your faith? …Strengthen connections? …Serve your community? 
Ready for 2nd Hour!
October 13 | 12:30-1:30pm | Across UUCT
In this year of experimentation, 2nd Hour is one way that Rev. Bethany and I want to answer the call to offer more opportunities for adults to learn, grow, and deepen in understanding, community, connection, and service.  
From 12:30-1:30pm, one Sunday per month, we will offer opportunities for people of all ages to participate in community-led activities or classes. Offerings will vary every month, so watch the weekly email next week for details including descriptions and age restrictions.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 19 | 11pm | The Loft
Lets go see the Rocky Horror Picture show at The Loft together! You can purchase ticket on their website or at the door...but this is the October show so I would probably recommend doing it online if you're able. I'll be there at 11pm we can hang out front for a bit before the show. The show starts at midnight. You have to be 18 or older to see RHPS unless you have a parent come and stay with you. So come join me in becoming a creature of the night!! Dressing up and props welcome!!https://loftcinema.org/film/rocky-horror/
Acoustic Worship: Heart Space
October 24 | 5:30-8:00pm | Holland
There is a center in the body where love and spirit are joined, and that center is heart. It is your heart that aches or fills with love, that feels compassion and trust, and that seems empty or overflowing. In our first experimental "Acoustic Worship" this year, we will explore ways that our hearts can fill when we practice intentional loving kindness with each other. "Unconditional love is not so much about how we receive and endure each other, as it is about the deep vow to never, under any condition, stop bringing the flawed truth of who we are to each other" (Mark Nepo). We hope to see your whole self there.
  • 5:30pm --Goddard opens for anyone why wants to eat dinner together.
  • 6:00pm --service begins
  • 6:45pm --bring some potluck light snacks for socializing and a deeper discussion of the worship topic. We'll bring out the fire pit!
Questions? Jamili Omar |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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