DAY CAMP: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Where kids can be themselves!
PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 4!
Discovery Camp is back! This time with full days!
When: Monday – Thursday, June 25-28 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland
Who: Children between the ages of 5 and 12. (Minimum twelve (12) campers)
Cost: $60 for three days (M-W) and $80 for four days (M-Th)
Extended care available until 5pm for $5/day.
Expenses are shared by the Fellowship and families. We have both volunteer and paid staff to keep costs low to each family. Discounts are available for families with multiple children. No child should be unable to participate due to finances. (Message Heather Cleland-Host for more information – this will be held in strict confidentiality).
THEME: We will be having four days of fun journeying from “port” to “port” on a grand adventure of self-discovery and community building, learning more about who we each are and what is important to ourselves and our community. We will start on the first day preparing for our journey and putting together our crew (team building). Subsequent days will be spent exploring various “ports” – like Port Legend or Port Courage. We will have fun activities like: building ships for our journey, creating traveling clothes (tie dye shirts), swabbing the decks (water fun), escaping from the Isle of Deception (Solving Puzzles), creative Expression through drama, drumming, & art, and plenty more!
NOTE: PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING DREHEATHER@UUFOM.ORG ASAP. We will not be holding the camp if we do not have at least 12 campers by June 4!
Discovery Camp Registration Form
May 20 after the service
This will be our last Soup and Sources event of the year, so we are doing something a little special and holding it after the service. We will have a soup contest, pizza, and fun activities exploring how we draw on different Sources including nature for our health and peace of mind. As a special treat, we will be combining the regular CUUPS meeting with this event. We will have a presentation by CUUPS members who will be sharing how Nature is a part of their spirituality. Fun activities will follow for children and adults alike. Contact Heather Cleland-Host for more information.
WHAT: A dinner and puzzle night for multigenerational teams.
WHO: Children and Adults who sign up will be matched to form teams.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Fill out a sign-up card introducing yourself, including a hint by which your partner will know you. It could be something obvious like that you will be wearing a hat, or you will skip into the Fellowship when you arrive, or something that requires conversation like that you like turtles and have rescued snappers.
- Shortly after arriving, you will be given another person’s introduction and hint, and you will be tasked with finding your partner.
- Everyone will share their meal and get to know each other.
After dinner, each team will solve a series of puzzle challenges. Everyone needs to complete their challenge so that all the attendees can open the treasure. (Puzzles and challenges will be scaled to the age of the younger partner).
An exploration of sources from which Unitarian Universalism draws, based on A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by John Buehrens and Forrest Church. Suitable for longtime members as well as those who may be new to Unitarian Universalism, led by Rev. Connie Grant. Our final discussion, on “Spiritual Teachings of Earth-Centered Traditions,” will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm.
Soup and Sources: What is truth? Science & Religion
March 16 at 5:30pm
7PM Break-Outs: Children’s Movie & Source Discussion
Soup & Sources is a fun multi-generational program where we gather together for a social dinner and then learn together about the Sources. We will be eating together and sharing some multi-generational activities together, followed by breakouts based on those who would prefer to play and those who would prefer to have a discussion of this month’s Source.
Soup and Pizza will be provided (If you like making soup, let me know.) We will have soup, pizza, and salad (please email if you have special food needs.) We will have activities as you arrive to help meet each other, during the meal (small groups to eat together,) and following the meal. The program is for all ages – kid and adult friendly!
THIS MONTH: We are exploring the Fifth Source. The fifth source calls us to draw on Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit. For this reason, this month’s theme is Truth.
What to bring: Yourselves! If you feel inspired, you can bring a sweet dessert to share, but this is intended as a free event.
Please RSVP to dreHeather@uufom.org by Sunday March 11, so we can know how much soup or pizza to order.
How do people of diverse beliefs become part of one congregation? “UUFOM and You,” led by Rev. Connie Grant, Linda Rector, Judy Donahue, and Sara Clavez, will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9AM – 12PM (note date change.)
If you think you may have found a spiritual home at UUFOM and are ready to consider becoming a member, or if you are already a member and want to know more, please come! Register here or contact Rev. Connie Grant at email@example.com.
April 1, 2018 – After the Service
CALLING ALL MEMBERS WHO LIKE FOOD AND ART!
WE NEED YOU!
The UUFoM Youth Group will host a Food Art Gallery after the service on April 1. EVERYONE is invited to make an edible food sculpture for the Gallery. The congregants will be able to buy tickets to vote for the pieces. The piece of art which receives the most votes will win! Sculptures will also be auctioned (silently) for congregational consumption. There will be additional items for fun purchase and take home. All funds raised will go to the Humane Society of Midland which runs the Midland Animal Shelter.