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Faith Development 12.27.21 to 1.2.22

LATE BREAKING NEWS (12/29): Due to surge in Omicron cases, we are returning to outdoor worship, weather permitting. RE will be outdoors as well. One worship service at 10 AM, followed by faith development classes at 11.

PreK/Nursery News

Our PreKinder and the nursery indoor spaces are now open, (dependent on staffing) and include the option for children’s chapel for ages 3-5 during worship! The nursery will be available for families to use (unstaffed during January) with the ability to project the livestream of worship in the space. We ask that only families with nursery age children utilize this space and make their own decision about risks. There will be a sign-in sheet and symptom check in required to use these spaces.

Please note that we will not be serving snacks in our PreK and nursery spaces right now.

In addition, our comfort rooms at the back of the sanctuary are available during worship. (One family unit per room). All those over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask inside the building(s).

You can see the precautions we are taking when we reopen these spaces at the links below.

Covid Precautions and Symptom Tracking

Nursery Guidelines for January

PreKinder Guidelines for December/January

Calendar for January:

All Classes start at 10:30 am. You are required to sign your children (up to 4th grade) in and out of programming starting on January 9th. Parents are asked to check in with the leaders for the day both when they arrive for class and when they depart class.

1/2 – Faith Development Classes

PreK (3-5 yrs):  Rainbow Connection in Room 111

All Ages: Drum Circle in Common Ground

1/9 – Faith Development Classes

PreK (3-5 yrs):  Rainbow Connection in Room 111

K-4th: RE CHOICES Today we launch our new format upstairs. Families are invited to join and see what is happening. This faith development program is open to all ages, including adults, and will be our primary program for the K-4th grade children. You can read more about it here. We will begin in Room 205.

Young Youth (5th-7th): Rebuilding Community Our young youth group returns to their space in Room 208 and will revisit their covenant and play some games

Senior Youth (8th-12th): Civics/Voter Rights Senior youth will look at ways that voter rights are being threatened and consider how they can rally for change. Youth will continue to meet in the Library for accessibility reasons.

Adults: 2nd Sunday Social Justice Learning – Reproductive Justice Join member, Audrey McCann, for a look at what reproductive justice is and ways you can work on this issue. Room 107.

1/16 – Faith Development Classes

PreK (3-5 yrs):  Rainbow Connection in Room 111

K-4th: RE CHOICES Today we continue our new format upstairs and begin rebuilding community together. Families are invited to join and see what is happening. We will begin in Room 205.

This faith development program is open to all ages, including adults, and will be our primary program for the K-4th grade children.

Young Youth (5th-7th): Banned Book Club This spring our young youth will have the opportunity to read and discuss books that have been banned or questioned by various school boards because of content. This is the kick-off Sunday for this group which will meet once a month. Youth are also welcome to join the RE CHOICES track if they prefer. (Room 208)

Senior Youth (8th-12th): What Comes Next? Senior youth will take time to discuss what comes after High School, with some information about job hunts, college apps, etc. (Library)

Adults: 3nd Sunday Living Our Values – The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics Join in a discussion of narrative ethics, a framework for ethical decision making grounded not in abstract concepts but in the more subjective, emotionally powerful reality of life experience. This workshop asks: How can narrative ethics lead to sound moral decision making? What limitations and shortcomings might narrative ethics have? (Room 107)

1/23 – No Faith Development Classes/Fed & Informed in Fellowship Hall

1/30 – No Faith Development Classes/ UnBirthday Party in Fellowship Hall

At Home Faith Development

Online Faith Development for families to use at home is available at the beginning of each month. Family Chapel is the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Our next family chapel is January 6: link.liveoakuu.org/Family-Chapel. Watch for the family focus for January to go live on Monday, January 3. You can access previous family focus pages at Family Focus in Home Faith Development.

If you have questions, please reach out to dlfd@liveoakuu.org.

Please remember to register to help us plan our programming! Click on image below.

See you on Sunday!

Carrie