Sunday, February 4 is Our Souper Sunday Fundraiser for Youth Fund and Thank you to...

On Sunday, February 4th, we have our “Souper Sunday” fundraiser for the youth fund. These funds are used for financing trips for our children and youth to things like General Assembly and local youth conventions, which gives them the opportunity to meet other Unitarian Universalists outside of MSUS, and to deepen their connections to each other.

Members of the RE community will be preparing a variety of ‘Super Soups, bread and desserts that you can enjoy during the hospitality time following the 10:30 Service. Free will donations gratefully accepted.

Thank you to everyone who supported our religious education program by participating in, or attending, our RE Sunday service, The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans. It was such a joy to watch the children, youth, and adult volunteers lead the service with so much energy, while also reminding us of the importance of speaking out against those who would abuse their power and take away the rights of others.

February brings two great opportunities to support religious education. The first, is our “Souper Sunday” fundraiser on Sunday, February 4th. This fundraiser provides scholarships for children and youth to attend events like General Assembly, local youth conventions, and other opportunities to make connections to others who share our faith, and to deepen their relationships with each other. We will be offering a lunch of hearty soups, and other delicious sides, after the service, with a free will offering. If you have a favorite soup or side you’d like to contribute, we would appreciate, and gratefully accept, that as well.

The second opportunity is our RE: VISION dinner on Tuesday, February 6th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Having passed the midway point in our church year, I’d love the opportunity to discuss with you what the future of religious education at MSUS looks like, and what our priorities should be for the coming church year . Do we need more multigenerational opportunities? More youth led worship services? A greater focus on UU history and identity?

With three classrooms in operation each week, I frequently don’t have the opportunity to visit with families, or the rest of the congregation, on Sunday mornings. This dinner and conversation will greatly assist in planning for the coming year and finding resources, so please, join us.

All congregation members, especially families, youth and children, are welcome. Your feedback is vital to our congregation being able to meet your needs. If you have thoughts you’d like to share, but are unable to come to dinner, please let me know on a Sunday morning or by sharing via email.