Religious Exploration Schedule:

Sunday mornings at 10am:

Playroom (ages 0-5) & Religious Exploration for Children & Youth (ages 6-14)

The Playroom is open from 9:45am-11:15am. It is staffed by trained youth from the UFP community, many of whom are members of our Senior Youth Group.  Young children are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary during the service – please do whatever works best for your family!

Every Sunday at 10am, join our Religious Exploration (RE) facilitators in experiential activities that explore our UU principles

  1. Each and every person is important.
  2. All people should be treated fairly.
  3. In our Fellowship, we accept one another and learn together.
  4. Each person is free to search for what is true and right.
  5. Everyone deserves the right to speak out and vote on things that matter to them.
  6. We work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
  7. We care for our planet Earth and every living thing that shares it with us.

Religious Exploration for January 2019

Theme: Perseverance

Sunday January 20, 10am:

The children will be led in games, crafts, skits, songs and stories that explore our UU principles.  The tagline of the month is “We can do hard things.”  Gloria Proctor-Bennett, Leah Andrews and Michelle Martin are the RE Facilitators this month.  This Sunday, we will be discussing Martin Luther King and learning about taking care of people and other living things that we sometimes don’t see.  We will be making bird feeders to help care for our local feathered friends during the winter months.

Special Youth Event at UFP in February 2019:

The Peterborough Youth Group invites you Feb. 22-24, 2019, to a Self Care Youth Con (for youth grades 9-12): 

Self care is important in many ways.
We have to take care of ourselves all throughout the days.
Mental & emotional care is a must.
Don’t forget that physical care is a plus.
Our spiritUUal selves requires a mention
So we can ensure holistic attention.
We’ll have some games and snacks and activities too
So much fun that you won’t know what to choose!
So come on down to our fun lil’ con
Where you too can get your Dr.Seuss on!

When:

Starts Friday Feb. 22, 2019: Check-in 5:30-7pm.
Ends at 10am on Sunday February 24th, 2019

Where:

Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough: 775 Weller Street, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Fee:

Youth participant: $55
Youth advisors: no charge

Subsidies are available:

to youth through the CUC. Click here to go to CUC’s subsidy form on their website. For more information about CUC subsidies contact Asha Philar, CUC Youth and Young Adult Ministry Development staff (asha@cuc.ca) or call the CUC Office at 1-888-568-5723.

Registration & All Other Forms:

For Youth & Youth Advisors to register and fill out other necessary Youth Con forms click here
All youth participants who are under 18 must submit an Informed Consent Form, signed by a parent or guardian. For Informed Consent Form click here
Last day to register is Monday Feb. 11, 2019

Need more information? Have questions or concerns?

Contact Carol Andrews, volunteer Youth Advisor, candrews@nexicom.net or leave Carol a message at UFP office: (705) 741-0968

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help with organizing our Youth Conference in February

Seeking donated meals or people to help prepare meals:

If you can donate a meal for Sat. Feb. 23rd or help prepare meals on Friday Feb 22 or Sat. Feb. 23 or Sunday morning Feb 24, contact Kim Thomas kim.thomas8883@gmail.com

Seeking 6 overnight volunteers:

If you can be an overnight volunteer for a shift, either Friday or Saturday night, please contact Tracy Galvin, our Overnight Volunteer Coordinator:  tgalvinize@yahoo.ca  705-741-7654. 

Shifts:

Friday Feb. 22 1st shift: 10pm – 2am.  2nd shift: 2am- 7am.

Saturday Feb. 23 1st shift: 10pm – 2am.  2nd shift: 2am- 7am.

Thursday evenings in Religious Exploration:

Senior Youth Group (youth grades 9–12): The Senior Youth group meets weekly, September – end of June, on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in our downstairs youth room. Youth Group begins meeting again on Thursday Sept. 13th 2018, 7:30pm. The group follows school schedule and does not meet on Thursdays during summer, winter and March breaks and during exam weeks.

Throughout the year UFP Senior Youth have opportunities to travel to weekend Youth Conferences at UU congregations in cities such as Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal – and to sexuality education, OWL (Our Whole Lives)weekend workshops.

Help in the Religious Exploration Program:

There are many ways you can support the religious exploration program. We are seeking seniors, adults, young adults and senior youth to help make this an extraordinary program for our treasured children and youth. The time commitment varies — it could be as little as once a year or as often as once a week, and depends on the role you are interested in filling.

Please contact Gloria Proctor-Bennett, rec.peterborough@gmail.com,  our temporary RE Coordinator while our DRE, Kate Huband, is away until April 14, 2019.