On this last Sunday of 2017, children will work together to make holiday presents for our feathered friends. We’ll be working with vegetable shortening and birdseed so please dress your children in clothes that are ok to get messy.
On this Labor Day weekend we continue our traditional “photo scavenger hunt.” Teams of children solve clues and photograph the solutions. Many of the clues include special poses or activities providing great opportunities for children and youth of all ages to have some goofy fun together! (We could use some additional adult supervision. Contact Rev. Leslie to volunteer!)
Today’s worship service for all ages includes our traditional Water Ceremony as well as a special surprise — an outdoor inflatable water slide! Bring water that you collected from that special summer place to pour into our common vessel and a swimsuit and towel for fun times after the service!
Our Fall/Winter 2017 classes begin today, with excitement and fun. Click through on the links to see what is happening in your child or youth’s class.
Preschool: It’s Not Nice to Make Fun of Others — Today our preschoolers will gather to learn about our First Principle.
Kindergarten/1st grade — The “Wonderful Welcome” theme for the day is The Gift of Love. Children will discover their class’s Wonder Box and play with shadows while talking about intangible gifts.
2nd/3rd Grade — Children will begin embarking on the path of “Faithful Journeys”, learning about the adult version of our Unitarian Universalist Principles and creating paint footprints. The Journey Begins!
4th/5th Grade — In this first class, children will talk about what might belong in a faith “toolbox” and be introduced to their first metaphoric tool — a ruler. They’ll create a covenant and discuss the difference between rules & promises and what that means for our Unitarian Universalist Faith.
Junior Youth — Youth will be doing team building exercises then have an introduction to the Neighboring Faiths concepts and structure.
Please join us for our special worship-for-all-ages service celebrating the new school year for traditional and home schooled children. Special recognition will be given to those entering kindergarten, middle school and high school or the homeschool equivalent. Contact Rev. Leslie for more information.
During this special summer program children and youth explored the values of courage, curiosity, and compassion through hands-on activities that include outdoor adventures, art, games, and more. Each participant has had the opportunity to earn badges on their journey to become the very best Pokémon trainer — the best there ever was!
Familiarity with the Pokémon universe (television series, board games or Pokemon Go) is not required to enjoy this special program. Adults and older teens are encouraged to become involved as Pokémon Professors or Gym Trainers. Contact Rev. Leslie or Jaime Castle for details.
Gotta catch ‘em all!
Pokemon Summer is finally here! During this special summer program children and youth will explore the values of courage, curiosity, and compassion through hands-on activities that include outdoor adventures, art, games, and more. Each participant will have the opportunity to earn badges on their journey to become the very best Pokémon trainer — the best there ever was! Note: Although the worship service begins at 9:30 am this Sunday, RE will begin at 10:30 as usual.
Familiarity with the Pokémon universe (television series, board games or Pokemon Go) is not required to enjoy this special program. Adults and older teens are encouraged to become involved as Pokémon Professors or Gym Trainers. Contact Rev. Leslie for details.
Gotta catch ‘em all!
Each of our classes today will be meeting for the last time with their current set of lesson plans. Adults will help them review the term and process the ending, concentrating on what they have learned and the friends they have made along the way.
Preschool: Chalice Children Session 29: Closing Sunday
Our theme today is “Saying goodbye to friends.” We will say goodbye to one another by celebrating this group of friends and the whole Chalice Children program.
Kindergarten/1st grade: Creating Home Session 16: Memories of Home
In our final session of our Creating Home curriculum we’ll explore memories of home and include the opportunity for children to make foil handprints and cinnamon dough ornaments.
2nd/3rd grade: Moral Tales Session 16: Working Together
As our time together in the Moral Tales curriculum closes, we’ll focus on the them of cooperation. We’ll do some special closing activities to remember all that we have learned and to honor the contributions of every individual in the group.
4th/5th grade: Sing to the Power Session 16: The Power to Make Change We’ll celebrate the completion of the program with rituals honoring the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.