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Multi-generational Programs

 

The Anchorage UU Fellowship incorporates a number of programs and activities that promote fun and meaningful interaction among all ages. These multi-generational programs range from special Sunday worship services, to all-age events, to activities that build our fellowship community, to social action programs that assist and comfort others in need.

 

Reference the Current RE Program Calendar (2019-2020) (PDF) for information on themed inter-generational Sunday services, Cross Age Sundays, multi-generational Community-building  and Social Action Activities for the current RE school year.   

Community Building Activities

For the following activities, check the RE Calendar for specific dates and themes.

Program or Activity
Description and Links
When it Happens

Stay and Play

Held in conjunction with Soup Sunday, Stay-and-Play invites families and friends of all ages to gather for fun, informal community celebrations with themed events. Activities range from a scavenger hunt, table games and crafts, to outdoor recreation, and social justice projects, such as making Thanksgiving baskets. 

Monthly

September to April.

1-3 p.m., just after the Soup Sunday meal

Soup Sunday

Immediately following the 11 a.m. service, a soup-based lunch is hosted by an RE class, whose students and parents bring various soups, breads and desserts. The meal is just $3, and funds raised are donated to a service organization or social justice project chosen by the class. 

Usually 4th Sunday

of each month, 

September to April.

12:30 p.m., just after 11 a.m. service.

Mystery Pals

Young children are paired with a "secret" adult who sends weekly messages with info/clues about themselves. Children may send messages to pals. Over 6 weeks, notes and cards are exchanged by mail and a message center at the fellowship.  Pals are revealed at an afternoon party concluding the program.

February – April

every other year.

Next Mystery Pals
is early March to mid-April 2021

Pet/Animal Blessing

Members and friends bring their well-behaved pets (or a photo or other representation) to receive a blessing. This beloved service honors our animal family members and friends Pets have ranged from dogs and cats, to song and land birds, to pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, goats and more.

Early
October

11 a.m. Service

Fall Frolic

All ages gather at Kings Lake Camp in Wasilla, to enjoy autumn colors, a lovely lake, heated cabins (or your own RV or tent), hiking, water play, traditional camping activities, crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation, and shared meals. See details on the flyer and complete the registration form to attend.

Late September

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon

Sept. 18-20, 2020

Winter Fest

This all-ages pre-holiday ornament party is held in conjunction with a Soup Sunday, immediately following teh 11 a.m. service. The event features December holiday crafts and ornament making, from simple to elaborate. Family and friends also decorate the fellowship Christmas tree. 

Early
December

12:30 - 3 p.m.
on a Soup Sunday

Social Action for Families

The fellowship engages families in several annual social action projects ― some connected to holidays and others organized in concert with adult social justice activities. Check the RE Calendar for specific dates and themes.

Program or Activity
Description and Links
When it Happens

Guest at Your Table

UU Service Committee holiday fundraiser to promote rights of women and indigenous peoples. Families "feed" money into a collection box (the guest) at meals. Suggested activities add fun. AUUF collects boxes / funds to send to UUSC. Youth with $10+ and adults with $40+ earn UUSC membership. 

Holiday Season

mid-November to mid-January

Soup Sunday

Immediately following the 11 a.m. service, a soup-based lunch is hosted by an RE class, whose students and parents bring various soups, breads and desserts. The meal is just $3, and funds raised are donated to a service organization or social justice project chosen by the class. 

Usually 4th Sunday

of each month, 

September to April.

12:30 p.m., just after 11 a.m. service.

Mitten Tree

Families make or buy new / nearly new mittens, scarves or socks and bring them to AUUF during Winter Fest, when the hats and mittens decorate a special Mitten Tree.  Mid-December the items are donated to a local charitable organizations serving families in need. All sizes are welcome. 

November

collection.

Tree decoration early December.

Spring Fling

Families donate small trinkets, craft kits, tiny toys, plastic eggs and wrapped candy.  Children / youth use these goodies to build up to 100 Easter baskets that are delivered to local charitable organizations serving families in crisis and/or without homes (i.e., Safe Harbor, Clare House or McKinnell House).   

March-April

Collection during March through Easter. RE classes build baskets on Easter.