from Mary Bennett
Although many children’s programs (and Kiersten!) are on vacation right now, there’s now a team to make sure there’s a kid-focused space during coffee hour every Sunday as a breakout room during virtual coffee hour. Myself, Sandy, Catherine and Meaghan take turns facilitating, often with a few conversation starters or an activity, but as often just a willingness to meet our kids where they are. Kids often do a show-and-tell with some artwork or tell us about something they did that week. And we love hearing that.
On the first Sunday of each month, we especially like to provide a chance for Mystery Pals to check in with each other. We hope some pairs might want to use the chance to have a breakout room of their own to check-in, whether for 5 minutes or more. They can do a quick check-in and then return to the main session if they want.
The Family breakout room will still be there for any of you, whether or not you’ve been a mystery pal.
In other news, if you missed Sunday’s service, do check it out with link from main page vancouverunitarians.ca Until Saturday only it includes the kids’ play and Rose reading the Connections are made slowly poem. The procedures UCV is now using is that the greetings are edited out immediately after the service, and then after a week (6 days actually) everything except for the sermon is removed. Contact Marie, chair of communications team, at email@example.com if you have any questions about the procedures.
The next mystery pal program will start up as usual in spring 2021 (we assume), but in the meantime, I’d really encourage you to find some way to connect with past pals if possible. If you need contact information, you can contact the administator or office assistant Monday to Friday. If it’s urgent, ask me. firstname.lastname@example.org 604-261-7204. If you want a directory of members and friends either hardcopy, pdf or Breeze database access, Aurora or Marcus can help with that.
Labyrinth picnic anyone?
Some of the kids have enjoyed our garden path labyrinth at 49th and Oak. I enjoyed visiting it briefly when I was there this past Sunday (for the first time in four and a half months). Once this heat wave passes, I’d love to meet with a few of you to walk, play (and weed!) the labyrinth. Drop me a note if that would be of interest. We’d socially distance of course, but there’s a lot of space there to spread out.
Some links you might find of interest:
Last week’s service: https://www.youtube.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Covid-19 Plan for UCV site: https://
Note the Main hall can be used for up to 20 people by arrangement with the office in advance. Details on procedures can be found at that link.
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