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Religious Education

All About Youth: February Column From Youth Program Coordinator Deb Solis

“How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer

Our entire Religious Education Program had the unique opportunity to experience a two week end of January curriculum focusing on Black People Matter. On Saturday, February 20 (tentatively from noon to 4:00 p.m.) the First Unitarian Society of Madison (900 University Bay Drive in Madison, Wisconsin) will be co-hosting (with other Madison area UU and UCC churches) a Teen Summit focusing on Race and Racial Issues in our Complicated World. The event will be run by a partnership between two entities that run similar events “professionally” (Groundwork and GSAFE).

 

Details are still being worked out, but I wanted to share this news with all of our youth in grades 8-12 since this is a terrific opportunity to participate in something affecting all of our lives and putting our mission statement into practice: Nurture the Spirit-Engage the Mind-Inspire Action.

 

All interested youth in grades 8-12 are invited to make the trip to Madison on Saturday, February 20 with parents/guardians providing transportation. We will have a few youth advisors able to provide transportation as well.

 

There will be a regular 4:30 p.m. service immediately following the summit event for those interested in staying and visiting with the FUS Youth Group. This is lot of sitting, so you may just want to head home or head to dinner, but the invitation to stay has been extended to us.

 

There will be a meal (late lunch) included and some grant money from Wisconsin Public Television has been provided to make the cost zero or likely zero to attend this summit event. Donations for a Madison area charity will be accepted.

 

The contact person in Madison is Deb Lawrence the FUS Youth Advisor (608-225-0138) and of course you may direct any questions to me at deb.solis@uumilwaukee.org (414-273-5257 ext 209). I do hope that many of our youth are able to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to join other youth from our area and experience a discussion that matters to them and to all of us as Unitarian Universalists.

Blessings,
Deb

 

 

 

Coming Soon to
First Church Youth Programs…..


February 7
Deadline to turn in Mission Trip 2016 applications.

 

February 14
Mission trip 2016 Applicant Interviews with trip advisors in Reeb room from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

March 1
$100.00 deposit due for all Mission Trip 2016 participants.

 

 

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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee  is a home for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive denomination; core principles include recognition of the worth and dignity of every person; respect for the interdependent web of existence; and the goal of world peace, liberty and justice.

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