RE Zoom Links & Announcements

Next In-Person RE and Youth Group:

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

No online or in-person RE or Youth Group on Sunday November 21st or 28th.
H0wever you spend your time the next few weeks, I hope it is nourishing for your
heart, body, and soul.

Information about upcoming in-person RE events will be distributed via email the week of November 29th.

Please read all of the details about in-person RE events this autumn below carefully. RSVPs and COVID safety precautions are required for in-person events.


Hello and Bright Blessings!

My goodness, it’s been so long! I am so excited I finally get to share with you that we’re ready to return to some in-person RE and Youth Group activities at UUCT!

This process will be much more an intentional unfolding rather than the big back to church celebrations we may have once hoped for. With the holidays coming up, our meetings in November and December will not be regularly scheduled and will focus mostly on reconnecting, rebuilding our volunteer pool, and getting used to being on campus with our church friends again.

These next few months will be a bit of an adjustment and will take a great deal of careful collaboration between our RE guides, UUCT staff, the larger congregation, and our families as we work together to continue rebuilding our RE program.

This is the time to think about and share with your staff what your family wants and needs from your church community. How has this community served you in the past? What ways were the most significant for you? What alternatives may have been more helpful, more nourishing, or more accessible? When have you felt the most welcome, the most witnessed, the most at home in your church community? As we co-create this next chapter of UUCT’s story, I truly want to receive and explore your responses to those questions so we can build the church, the program, the world we dream about – together.

Our first in-person RE and Youth Group meetings will be on Sunday, November 14th.

Worship will still be held virtually via Zoom at 11:00, and families are invited to join us from 12:30-1:15 for RE circle and craft time on the veranda.

At 1:30, our youth are invited to join myself and Aun-Drey on the veranda for about an hour of check-ins and fellowship.

Please note that the large playground is not currently open due to maintenance needs.

Until our volunteer pool has been adequately reestablished with qualified, background-checked volunteers, parents and caregivers are expected to remain on campus and supervise their children during in-person RE.

Youth Group will only be held if we have two background checked volunteers, so members may be dropped off and picked up. Youth must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian unless other arrangements have been made with me ahead of time.

Masks are required for all participants ages five and up and encouraged for participants under 5. We do expect this to shift as COVID rates continue to fall and more of our 5-11 year olds are able to be vaccinated. In the meantime, thank you for helping us continue to prioritize the safety of our most vulnerable community members.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please let me know via email so I can arrange for your background check (or verify that you’ve already had one) and connect with you about how you’d like to share your talents with the children and youth at UUCT.

Please use the link below to RSVP for RE this Sunday, and pay attention to next week’s Meridian about more upcoming opportunities.

And don’t forget to follow us on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/uuctre/

Looking forward to being with you all soon!

In Joy and Adventure,
Helen Cassara
Director of Religious Exploration
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee
850-329-0602 | www.uutallahassee.org
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Please note that Minecraft is no longer meeting via Zoom, but the UUCT Minecraft server is still active and the group has formed their own Discord channel. Please contact Helen for the server information, server troubleshooting, to be put in contact with other families at UUCT playing on the server, or to request a church-sponsored Minecraft subscription for your child. 


Please take a moment to fill out your child’s 2021-22 RE registration form. Registration helps us plan for the year, communicate with parents, and serve your family better.


Current Online Offerings

UU Parenting Circle
Every other Tuesday at 8:00 PM
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:00 PM
Join us every other Tuesday at 8:00 PM to check in and reflect on how we’re doing, how our kids are doing, and how justice and UU values are showing up in our parenting and caregiving. All parents, guardians, and caregivers of children, youth, and young adults are welcome to attend.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84124785031