Have you ever watched a child as they scanned the night sky in awe? Have you been outdoors far from city lights and stood in wonder at the pinpoints of light in the vast dome of sky? Come celebrate Earth Day with us! This is a worship for all ages that you won’t want to miss. (There is a rumor that glitter is involved!) Childcare is available for ages 3 and under.
Join us this Sunday for our annual Easter egg hunt at Heritage! Children will be in worship for the first part of the service, then will be released to find a “rainbow” of eggs — seven in all — to exchange for an Easter treat bag. Everyone is encouraged to cooperate to be sure everyone finds their rainbow of eggs! (Custom bags can be created for children with food sensitivities.) Contact Rev. Leslie for more details.
Kindergarten/1st grade: Acceptance
In today’s class participants will hear the story “Odd Velvet” about a young girl starting in a new school who gradually became accepted by her classmates. They’ll discuss the book and share examples of when they were the new child or in a new situation. Finally they’ll sing a new song: “I’m Unique and Unrepeatable.”
2nd/3rd grade: Love is Eternal
Children will hear a folk tale from Madagascar titled “How Death is Like a Banana Tree.” They’ll remember love ones or pets that have died and create memory flowers.
4th/5th grade: The More We Get Together
Youth will talk about all the different tasks required to run and sustain our congregation. They’ll discuss who is responsible for different tasks and make bookmarks as gifts.
Junior Youth: Youth will conclude their discussions on Hinduism and begin exploring Earth Centered Religions.
This Sunday all ages are invited to participate in our annual Water Communion Ceremony — to wash away pain and sorrow, to cleanse our spirits, and to shift our perspective. Today, all hands and hearts will be touched by holy water. Come experience this simple but powerful ritual of healing and grace. Childcare is available for children ages 3 and under.
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.