This Sunday in RE

Dear Beautiful UUI Families,

Today at UUI we're celebrating caregivers in our families!

Jamie's sermon is "In Praise of the Good Enough Mother" :

Our culture puts enormous pressure on mothers to be perfect. In the 1950s psychologist Donald Winnicott coined the phrase the “good enough mother” to express the idea that not only is there no such thing as the perfect mother, but our imperfections are actually good for our kids. This Mother’s Day let’s honor the people who have parented us imperfectly. Special music by Onis Dean and Pearl Scott!

Our children and youth are celebrating Mother's Day in a UU way--please check out details below!

It's going to be an amazing morning! Come be a part of it!

Peace and Love,

Susanne Hinson-Rieger
Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Elementary Families Group

Come get to know other UUI families with school-aged children. Our next meeting is Friday, May 24 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Social Hall. This month's featured topic is, "How do you handle sibling fighting in your family?"

Bring your parenting joys and struggles and find camaraderie and support. Bring your children for fun with other UUI children. Bring a dish to share. To RSVP, for more information, or to be added to the Facebook Group, contact Heather MacGumerait at hmacgumerait@att.net.

Nursery

Nursery care is available this week from 10am to noon.

Preschool

We will be learning about families! We will read Who's In a Family by Robert Skutch and making cards for the grownups who take care of us.

K-2nd Grade

We will be having a stations class where kids can choose between crafts and activities to make and take home and gift the grown ups who care for them.

3rd - 5th Grade

We will be having a stations class where kids can choose between crafts and activities to make and take home and gift the grown ups who care for them.

6th - 8th Grade

The class is going to learn about Earth-based religious practices as part of their Building Bridges curriculum. Today we will have a special guest attending class to share their faith tradition with our youth.

9th - 12th Grade

Our senior high youth are working on the Babies and Bailouts initiative. This program raises money to bail out mothers who are being held in jail due to their lack of ability to pay bail.

Jedi Academy Peace Camp

That each and every person is important, that all people should be treated fairly and kindly and that we should work for a peaceful, fair and free world--these are just some of the lessons our Padawan, or Jedi apprentices, will be learning on our beautiful campus during their week at Jedi Academy.  

We'll be learning through games, art, maker space, music and more!

Ages: Camp is for kids 4 years old - 6th grade or homeschool/unschool equivalent as of May, 2019.

Camp Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Click here to register and for more details!  

Jedi Academy Peace Camp Counselors

We have spots available for 7th - 12th graders (or homeschool/unschool equivalent) to be junior counselors and counselors!

Click here to sign up!

Jedi Academy Peace Camp Volunteers

Click here to sign up to volunteer. We are volunteer friendly and we will work around your schedule!