Penpals are BACK!!!
This month you are invited to explore and share with another person how passion takes your inner steering wheel and drives you toward what is most important to you. Sign up for a Pen Pal Exchange to trade 3 letters or emails in the next 6 weeks — connect with someone and share what you are passionate about.
Prompts and instructions provided. Stamps available!
“A Dickens of a Christmas” – a special all-ages Christmas message featuring an intergenerational cast…
December’s monthly theme is “Opening to Joy.” Here’s a special invitation for you & yours!
November’s monthly theme is “Holding History.” Here’s a special story for you & yours!
October’s monthly theme is “Cultivating Relationship.” Here’s a special story for you & yours!
September’s monthly theme is “Embracing Possibility.” Here’s a special story for you & yours!
UUSGS is a spiritual home to children and youth of all ages. We believe that exploring and developing religious identity is a lifelong process. Spiritual formation occurs in “normal” times… but maybe especially so when times are hard. Kids are listening; they’re always learning. At home, at school, playing sports, serving others, in the community, at play… spiritual formation is ongoing, everywhere.
Our Family Ministry program is developed intentionally to meet kids and families where they are, while also encouraging them to ask questions and build strong foundations and connections. Our approach is less about top-down teaching and more about providing a healthy mix of nurture and challenge in a supportive environment. You can’t force a plant to grow, but you can give it the best possible conditions to do so.
Our programming is constantly evolving these days, keeping us in line with local health guidance. As our community opens to more in-person activities, please reach out to Darcie to stay informed… and check out the UUSGS Family Forum on Facebook.
Questions? Comments? Director of Family Ministry Darcie Farber (Darcie@UUSpringfield.org) is happy to hear from you.
Across all of our programs and in all of our interactions, we prioritize keeping kids safe. View our Safe Congregation policy here.
Registering your family with us accomplishes two things. First, it allows us to keep in touch, to keep you informed of upcoming events and opportunities throughout the year. Second, it ensures that mutual expectations are consistent within a framework of consent and covenanted community.