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This Week's Events
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SUN
Child Dedication Ceremony
10:30 AM
In our UU tradition, the child dedication is a time to honor children in our congregation and publicly voice our support for them as beloved members of our community. If you are interested in having your child included in the child dedication, or if you have any questions about it, please contact Karen Van Fossan at minister@bismanuu.org or 701.223.6788
Fellowship Hour
11:30 AM to 12:15 AM
2nd Service Choir Practice
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Immediately following 2nd service. Choir Director Andrea Ficek can be reached at andreaficek@gmail.com.
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MON
May Newsletter Deadline
Send articles, pictures, newsletter items to Tamera at office@bismanuu.org.
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TUE
UU Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 PM
in the church office
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
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WED
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THU
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
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FRI
UU Folk Choir Practice
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Music practice at the church. Director Jean King can be reached at jking@bis.midco.net.
UU Youth Religious Education

Our children our the future of our liberal faith and values. We emphasize and encourage curiousity in a safe learning atmosphere, where warmth, love, acceptance and joy can be found. Please note that Children's RE is offered during the 10:30 AM Sunday service only.

Curricula for 2016/2017 Program Year:

Spirit Play Room (formerly Nursery, birth through age 3 or so)

Curriculum: Spirit Play (adapted)

Spirit Play Room teachers are Susan Lyon, Carol Jean Larsen, and team lead--Marnie Piehl.

Chalice Children (preschool through elementary)

Curriculum: Chalice Children

Chalice Children teachers are Pat Congrad, Liz Loos, and team lead--Angela Harmon.

Deep Mystery (upper elementary, middle school, and high school)

Curriculum: Riddle and Mystery

Deep Mystery teachers are Monte Faul, Angela Pittman, and team lead--Paul Markel.

UU Youth Social Justice Project

TBD

Team lead--Wayde Schafer

Our Children’s RE curricula is from Tapestry of Faith. It is designed to nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. 

Spirit Play Room (Nursery):  Our Spirit Play Room is supervised and offers a loving, nurturing environment for those children three or so and younger.

In our classrooms, we use the UUA developed curriculum, Tapestry of Faith. Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. These resources are being developed out of a broad series of conversations that articulated a future direction for Unitarian Universalist religious growth and learning and denomination-wide focus groups which helped shape a program that would offer a variety of resources—downloadable, printed, viewable, interactive, and more—a religious growth and learning program for the twenty-first century.

Religious education for children in pre-school or older is offered September through May. We encourage all children to join the congregation for the start of the service. After opening words, our chalice lighting, a song and a story for all ages, the children are sung out to their classrooms by the congregation.

There are no children's programs during the summer months. Our staff and volunteers take a much-needed break and begin preparations for the next regular service year.

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