Mother's Day Flower Sale
Looking for the perfect gift for someone special on Mother's Day? The Senior Youth will be selling flowers and cards on Sunday, May 12 to raise money for their upcoming trip to Birmingham, Alabama where they will be learning about civil rights. Come down at social hour and choose from fuchsia, impatiens, petunias or geraniums.
PBHT Tour and Fundraiser; Save the Date!
The Social Justice Associates would like to invite our church community for a special PBHT tour and fundraiser, "Thriving in the Face of Adversity". The PBHT promotes awareness and appreciation of African American history and life through education and community partnerships. Our tour will be led by Angela Matthews - PBHT guide and Board Member, and South Church member - at a special discounted price of $15 per person. Limited to 30 registrants. The tour will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 8 from 10-11:30am and will begin at 222 Court Street in Portsmouth. Questions? Contact Valerie Fagin at email@example.com
2019 Star Island Retreat
Make time for connecting on beautiful Star Island during the 2019 Star Island Retreat - 4 days of rest, fun and reflection starting Saturday, July 27th. Stay for 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights. There will be children's programming each morning, daily chapels, and activities for for all ages. More information at coffee hour on most Sundays, or contact Janis Wolak at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We hope to see you on the island!
Spiritual Book Group May Discussion
On May 8, The South Church Spiritual Book Group will discuss "The Invisible Bridge" by Julie Orringer. Book discussions are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Emerson Sitting Room. All are welcome. For more information, contact Nancy Lambert at email@example.com
South Church Singles Welcome You!
For 2019, The South Church Singles are offering two potlucks (one in early spring and one in the fall). For these potlucks, we are inviting other UU churches in the area. Additionally, some of our folks are interested in informal gatherings (not to be organized by the group's coordinator). If you want to invite others to an activity, simply email the group's members at google groups' address. To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seacoast Digital Fast - This Coming Weekend!
During this coming weekend of May 3 through 5, members of the Seacoast community are embarking on a 48 hour Digital Fast. That means no phones, no tablets, no computers or internet, no video games and no tv for an entire weekend! The Seacoast Digital Fast begins Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm. Are you up for the challenge? Read all about the screen-free events, activities and discounts at www.seacoastdigitalfast.com
NUUS from Religious Education
Upcoming R.E. Schedule & Events: For more information on these and other RE happenings, click HERE for Kirsten Hunter's Religious Education Current Events.
RE Program for the 2018-2019 year!
The Religious Education program at South Church is a community supported program grounded in the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, which promote a sense of social justice and responsibility as well as tolerance, identity and spiritual growth. Our purpose is to involve children in a religious community in which they develop a spiritual sense of themselves, their connection to others and to the world as a whole. We provide values-based religious education classes on Sundays for ages 3-18 years.
RE Program for 2018-2019 Church Year :
Nursery - For children up to age 4, open from 8:45am-12:15pm
During 9am Worship:
Spirit Play - A Montessori-based program for Pre-K and kinder children
Theme Based Workshops - Offered for elementary aged students
Older youth attending the 9am worship service are welcome to stay in the sanctuary, or can sign up to volunteer in one of our RE classrooms or in the kitchen.
During 11am Worship:
Theme Based Workshops - Offered for 4 year olds through 5th grade
Service Year - For 6th and 7th graders
Coming of Age - A yearlong rite of passage for 8th graders at the Meetinghouse
Senior Youth Group - For high school students, meets most Sundays from 4-5:30pm.
There are always other options if your child's interest or schedule makes their age-leveled program not fit their needs. Please reach out if you would like to talk about alternative program options!