For Parents

“What’s my role?”

Come regularly. Join in! Be a part of our community. One of the most important ways to encourage religious and spiritual development in children and youth is to participate consistently in the life of the congregation. By coming regularly, your children will create friendships that will bond them to the community. And so will you. Continuity ensures that children get a deeper understanding of the curriculum and build trusting relationships with our dedicated teachers. Consistent attendance makes the CRE experience richer for all.

We also want parents to join in the life of our community at USSB. Attend worship and events to become involved in the congregation. Then, once you have a sense of belonging, please get involved in the CRE program in a way that suits your time and talents.

Pizza Church!

Once a month on a Friday evening, families with children gather at USSB for a meal, a family chapel service, and fun activities for all ages. We take care of dinner. Children have time to play together while parents enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other outside of Sunday mornings. In our family chapel service we light a chalice, sing some songs, hear a story, move around and even make a little noise in the sanctuary! Please email Charla Bregante for the date and time of our next Pizza Church.

Brown Bag Picnics

Brown Bag picnics are a monthly informal gathering for parents and children following the Sunday morning service. Families are invited to bring a lunch and spend time playing and talking together in the Starr King playground. Please email Charla Bregante for the date of our next Brown Bag Picnic.

Parent Circle: Monthly Parent Peer Support

 “There’s no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.”

− Sue Atkins

Parent Circle is a virtual meeting place where RE parents of children and youth can get to know each other, support each other, and share ideas about what it means to raise children in a Unitarian Universalist framework in an ever changing and complicated world. Please email Charla Bregante for the current schedule and Zoom link.