The CSD Committee has decided, after checking in with the USG Security Team, that Children’s Spiritual Development will not offer any in-person programs for children this summer.

Instead we will continue to innovate to connect online. We had some great sessions this Spring and hope to continue the momentum we’re building to thrive together/apart. 
 
I encourage parents and caregivers to attend 10AM Sunday morning worship with their families via Zoom this summer. This is a powerful time for us to worship together and center our multigenerational community. We will have coloring pages to download each week and Times for All Ages included in the Worship Service as much as possible. 

Summer StoryTime
This fun and short program just launched for Wednesday Evenings at 7PM. The next one is Wed July 15th.  No RSVP is needed. We will have new voices and stories each week, with discussion starters for parents and caregivers to take deeper with children.

These stories are for ALL ages, but especially geared towards families with 5 – 11 year-olds. Parents are welcome to attend with children — or set them up and then catch your breath. Zoom link is here for Summer StoryTime — don’t share this on social media. I’ll send out a reminder on Wednesday too.  

REGISTER NOW: UU MINECRAFT CAMP

UU MINECRAFT CAMP
We starts Friday, July 17 at 2PM!
 
 
UU MINECRAFT CAMP IS STILL TAKING MINE-CAMPERS
We have opened up a Realm on Minecraft for children interested in learning about world religions and UU values while we build together in the most popular videogame of the decade! Kids can play on all mobile devices, tablets and consoles [but not PCs – that’s different software]. This camp will last 4-6 weeks depending on interest and attendance. More info & registration here! 
 
 

 

 UU CSD Book Group Has Started!
Tuesdays at 2:00pm
NEXT: Tuesday, July 21
Our first Zoom session was Tuesday, July 14. Sarah Frazier is excited to lead a 6 week summer reading group over Zoom for older children (5th grade and up, as a general guideline). Our first book is Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic.  We have two extra copies we can provide if needed. Contact Ryan Hurd at dsd@usguu.org if your child is interested in joining the Book Club, for book suggestions, or if any adults are interested in being the zoom helper. 
We are now building our 21st century CSD team!
The ways we engage are radically shifting, but the message is the same: We are here to grow together, strengthened by our intergenerational relationships and our compassionate approach to self-inquiry, spiritual growth and social justice. If you’d like to assist CSD this summer or fall, at any level, contact Ryan at dsd@usguu.org
 
Missed the CSD Sunday worship service?
If you’d like to see the replay of the CSD children-led worship service, contact Ryan at dsd@usguu.org

 

 

 

 

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More Parent Resources and Connecting Online
CSD Parenting Resources: Check out the latest Story Time and other new videos and recommended articles for families to explore when convenient.

Parents and Caregivers are also welcome to join our CSD Facebook group

If you are already subscribed to the CSD e-newsletter, you will be sent the Zoom link for the Sunday children’s program. If you are not yet receiving that but are interested in joining, send an email toRyan Hurdin advance so the Children’s ZOOM link can be sent to you.

Our Children’s Spiritual Development program for 2019-20 has as its theme Wonder, Service, Mindfulness and Fun. We will return to offering exciting programs from PreK to 12th grade, as well as monthly special events including Children’s Chapel and Justice Sundays once the stay at home order has lifted.

Details about the CSD programs and schedules in normal times can be found on the on the Child Spiritual Development page. You can register online at: bit.ly/register-csd

Logistics for program Sundays once the church reopens:

Drop Off: Children can accompany parents into the sanctuary for worship at 10:30am, and then they will be sung out to the Dining Hall after approximately 15 minutes. Parents are welcome to accompany children to the Dining Hall, where our CSD Leaders will gather them into their groups: PreK – Kindergarten, First-Third Grade, and 4-5th grade, Middle School Youth Group (7-8th grade), and Coming of Age (8th- 10th grade). 

Parents and guardians are also welcome to accompany the children and Leaders back to the CSD rooms, especially if you have never seen them before! 

Parents are welcome to sit in a CSD session or visit at any time. Your children’s safety and happiness is important to us, and we want you to know exactly where your children are at all times.

Dismissal: We are asking parents of PreK-Kindergarten and 1st – 3rd Grades to come back to the CSD rooms (in Sullivan 1 and Sullivan 2) around 11:45AM to pick up children. 

Children in 4-5th grades will be able to head back to the Dining Hall on their own after their workshop is over. 

Visit the Child Spiritual Development page for details about our Fall program.

If your child or youth participates in CSD programs and is not registered,  please register them here or contact Ryan Hurd (dsd@usguu.org).
 

There is so much to LOVE about USG and we are glad you are here!

The Children’s Programming page will generally be updated by Thursday each week.