What’s happening 2020-2021 for CSD?

This year, more than ever, USG is here to support your family in your spiritual development. 

Raising Anti-Racist UUs Continues
On Sunday, October 11, we launched Raising Anti-Racist UUs (which runs for 6 weeks). We will join children from three other congregations– it’ll be a dynamic group!

Lower Elementary (K- 2nd grade) is at 1PM. 
Upper Elementary (3rd – 5th grade) is at 2PM. 

Both events are @ 30 minutes. There’s still time to register your children if you haven’t already —  email dsd@usguu.org for info and Zoom access!

I encourage parents and caregivers to attend 10AM Sunday morning worship with their families via Zoom this month. 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. 

CSD SAVE THE DATE: During the week of November 8
we launch our Minecraft meets World Religions program for an Elementary aged group (roughly 2nd grade – 5th), and a Middle School/Youth group (6th grade +). Interested parents, please fill out this 2 minute poll as we find the best tech and times to meet: link to poll:  http://bit.ly/uutopia-poll

Please Register here for CSD 2020-2021

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 fall or winter, at any level, contact Ryan at dsd@usguu.org
Missed the CSD Sunday worship service or Bridging service?
If you’d like to see the replay of the CSD children-led worship service from May, or the Bridging Ceremony for outgoing youth in July, contact Ryan at dsd@usguu.org









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 to Ryan Hurd in 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.