Family Movie Night –The Greatest Showman (PG)
Snuggle up as a whole family and watch this amazing musical loosely based-on-a-true-story of P.T Barnum P.T. Barnum was not only a circus showman but also a devout Universalist and a funder of Tufts, the Universalist-founded college.
*Family Activity & Conversation Starter– What does it mean to be UU?
Faith development is an active experience and often discovered together in our families! Make a point of re-watching the What It's Like To Grow Up UU video from last years Youth Sunday Service. Then have the whole family re-answer the questions from the video, and take the time to talk about what has changed, what has stayed the same and how do you relate to each others answers.
*Family Bedtime (or Anytime) Stories
Click on any book in the FPC Anti-Racist, Diversity, and Inclusivity Virtual Library to be taken to a read aloud video. Slide 5 contains books that relate to this months theme of STORY.
*UU Parenting -
As parent we all want the story that our children tell of us when they are older to be a good one. We hope they will tell of the fun things we did, the heart to heart talks we had, the help and guidance we gave etc. As Unitarian Universalist parents we may also hope that part of the story they tell is how we helped them grow in their faith, but what if we are not sure how to do that. This week I invite you to check out this wonderful article Tools for Raising UU Children written by DRE Robin Pugh, for wonderful idea on how to add faith/spirituality to the story your children tell.
Family Chalice Lighting
Spiritual practice is just as important for children and youth as it is for adults!! Lighting a chalice at home is a wonderful way to live into our faith and help your children feel grounded in spiritual practice. This week try lighting a family chalice at dinner or bedtime, or whatever time makes sense for your family.