Here at UCG we believe that all have something to share with our children. Much of our programming is designed to provide comfortable and meaningful opportunities for adult volunteers to participate. So if you have a special gift, talent, or story, that you would like to share with our children please contact Heidi Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Preschool Volunteer
Anyone who would like to spend some time with the preschoolers can volunteer to be an additional pair of eyes and ears in the preschool classroom on Sunday mornings from 9:40-10:30. Contact Heidi Stein.
United Tribe Teachers The rotation model for K-5 Sunday School is designed to allow anybody who likes to be with children to serve as a teacher for a few weeks. The curricula is designed and ready to be implemented with minimal preparation by the teacher. The only requirement is to be able to serve three consecutive Sundays. We strongly feel that congregants have a lot to offer our children. Why not give it a try?
A Guide is an adult who works with the same group of children on Sunday morning to provide support and continuity as the children rotate through the United Tribes program. As rotation teachers frequently change, the Guide is the familiar face. As a Guide the children will get to know you and – just as importantly – you will get to know them. There is more than one guide for each age group so the time commitment is approximately 15 Sundays through out the year. The Guides constant and familiar presence throughout the year nurtures trust and gives the children someone they can rely on.
We have many annual events (e.g., Christmas Craft Fair, Christmas Pageant, Palm Sunday Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Gratitude Service, 4th of July Parade). The volunteer event coordinators plan and support these celebrations.
Summer Camp Volunteers
Come to camp! Volunteers can work from 1 to 100 hours. Adults also have the opportunity to financially sponsor campers and counselors.
Parents Night Out
Need a night out? PNO is for parents of babies through K/1 and their siblings. It is staffed by the UCG child care team and occurs on the second Friday of every month. The children play, eat pizza, and watch movies, while the parents enjoy some kid-free time. Parents often meet at a local restaurant. The cost is $11 for the first child and $6 for each additional child. RSVPs are required so we have sufficient staffing. RSVP to Lindaj@ucgainesville.org.
This is a social group for parents and children aged birth to K/1st grade and their siblings. This group meets monthly on a Sunday evening for a potluck at a member’s home. Please contact Cindy Martin at email@example.com for more information.
This is a social group for parents and children age K and up. This group meets monthly for a wide variety of activities. Please contact Heidi Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adult seminars meet from 11 to noon on Sunday mornings. The topics, and the leaders, of these seminars vary from week to week. Check the UCG website and the UCG newsletter for seminar descriptions. Locations are listed every Sunday on the board outside the Sanctuary door. Each semester, there are several seminars geared specifically toward parents.
Friday Lunch Groups
BYO Lunch Groups meet at noon on Fridays. –Men’s in the Fellowship Hall and Women’s in the Library. All are welcome to this informal gathering. Contact the church office at 378-3500 by Wednesday of each week to request child care.