Author: Family Ministry

Religious Education Report 2023

From Jeffrey Melcher, our Religious Education consultant:

Dear SKUU community,

There is always more to say, to write, and to care about. My time with Starr King UU Church has been a rewarding and engaging experience for me. It has reminded me of why I love being involved with … read more.

Goodbye, Summer Garden

We have said our good-byes to our summer garden. We are so grateful to her for all the harvest gifts this year. Now it is time for our winter garden, carrots, beets, broccoli, and a sweet-pea tee-pee. The children will be able to sit inside … read more.

Family Ministry: Community Garden Success!

What do Starr King youth think about their community garden?

“We are happy to grow food  for others…”

“The food we donated was grown without any pesticides…”

“We are happy we could feed hungry people.”

Our children’s community garden was a success!! Our harvest was sent home with families … read more.

Family Ministry: Living in the Moment

In those moments in life where we don’t quite get it right, look for opportunities to loosen up expectations that keep us stuck in the “plan.” Children have a great way of being in the moment, and our Starr King children taught me that exact … read more.

Family Ministry: Seed to Harvest

SoUUlful UU Ministry has been experiencing “seed to harvest!” Several months ago the children planted pop corn, radish, sweet peas, beans, sweet corn, and pumpkin seeds. In preparation, as one of our family projects, the families created a table top compost bin. Now as we … read more.

Family Ministry: Honoring Each Other

I witnessed two young children understanding the process of honoring one another with dignity

We were opening up our circle by chiming a musical instrument, the triangle. R called out first,  “My turn”,  but O was first to grab the instrument. R told him several times … read more.

Family Ministry: Community

For circle time, the children are exploring the importance of community. Each were given a rock and a story was told. Once upon a time, there was a tiny bird who was very thirsty and could not reach the water in the glass. The children … read more.

Family Ministry: Attachment

Think for amount about the “Go to person” in your life, and then think about the “why” you go to them. What you are experiencing is an attachment connection that we humans need to live a balanced life. That go to person provides security, love, … read more.