The Bridge - UCC 2020 Summer Connection Programs

PrayerBook StudiesSermon Discussions
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Youth • Children  


Rooted: A mid-week time for prayer

Wednesdays via Zoom
Beginning June 10

Zoom Meeting Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Colossians 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.




GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE by pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth 

From cadets struggling through first days at West Point to teachers working in some of the toughest schools, the author builds the case for her hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. 

Register in advance for this meeting:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Book Study and Discussion -
Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times

Led by Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman 
Mondays, 6:30p, Aug 3–31  
Zoom | Registration Required 

Daily living - and loving -- in our fraught and deeply divided world can be disorienting, unpredictable, exhausting, and scary. How do we find peace in the midst of the chaotic spaces? Connection in the midst of division? Healing in the midst of suffering? 

In Holy Chaos, interfaith leader, activist, and pastor Amanda Henderson reflects on the core principles of rooting down, embracing fear, engaging curiosity, showing up, accepting our brokenness, finding joy in each other, and letting go to chart a way forward with integrity and love. 

At least one session, Amanda Henderson, a friend of UCC, will join us for our discussion! 

Register in advance for this meeting:   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 Sermon Discussions


UCC on Broadway Sermon Series Discussion

July 6 -  August 10
7:00pm via  Zoom 

We will gather with Harry and Karen Parker via Zoom to discuss to discuss the previous Sunday’s sermon and scripture.  

Contact Karen Parker for the Zoom link and password. 

Parent Conversation on "Raising White Kids" by Jennifer Harvey  

July 5, 2020 | 2:00PM | Zoom | Register Here

Jamie and Addison will be hosting a conversation on the book "Raising White Kids," which is "for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums."  


Let's Talk About Racism

July 8 & July 15 | 7:00PM | Zoom | 

Jamie and Addison will lead the Chi Rho and CYF youth in separate conversations about the history of racism in America, as well as recent events which have inspired a global response. All youth are encouraged to join in these discussions and are welcome to invite friends to attend. 

July Service Opportunities 

While the physical building may be closed, University Christian Church has never been more open! This summer, UCC Youth is providing various service opportunities around Fort Worth and Athens, Texas! Dates for these opportunities are pending, so be on the look out for more information and a sign up genius. Our partnerships will include working with: 

  • Fortress Youth Development 
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank 
  • Connect Fort Worth  
  • Tarrant Area Furniture Bank 
  • Disciples Crossing 

The Road Back to You – College Summer Book Club

Wednesday evenings 8-9pm
June 17- July 15 via Zoom
Hosts: Jessica Vacketta and Allison Bright

College students and recent grads are invited to participate in a 5-week discussion of self-discovery through the Enneagram.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

“The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. 'The Road Back to You' allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.” 

Contact or for the Zoom login and password. 

Books available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audiobook:

Summer Take-home VBS

5-week program begins on June 22.
Children’s Ministry emails, texts, and Instagram will provide updates as program launch approaches.

Book Readings and discussions for children about race, systemic racism, social justice, community change, and exposure to voices and stories of people of color, all on a child’s developmental level.

  • Zoom book reading for Preschool
    Wednesdays at 10
  • Zoom book reading for Early elementary (K-2)
    Wednesdays at 10:30
  • Zoom book reading for Older Elementary (3-5)
    Wednesdays at 11:15

Parents can view stories ahead of time and/or together with their children via our Family Resources page. Password: Change

Summer Fun Activity Packs

More information on future Activity Packs via Children’s Ministry email, texts, and Instagram.

Children’s Worship

Children, sign up to be a leader in Children’s Worship! 

Family Movie Nights in July

4 Family Movie suggestions to watch together and a guide for suggested conversations to have about the film and faith. More information on future Activity Packs via Children’s Ministry email, texts, and Instagram.