Be sure to join us this Sunday as our children and youth continue growing in faith and character. Click through on the links to see what is happening in your child or youth’s class.
Preschool: Here We Meet Friends — One of the greatest gifts we can give our youngest children is a loving environment where they can make friends. Today our “We are Many; We are One” class focusses on making friends at church.
Kindergarten/1st grade — The “Wonderful Welcome” theme for the day is The Gift of Covenant. Children will talk about how a covenant is a special promise and how we are to be together in faithful covenant.
2nd/3rd Grade — Children will continue orientating themselves to their “Faithful Journey” together by talking about Unconditional Love as a gift from our Universalist heritage.
4th/5th Grade — In today’s “Toolbox of Faith” children will find a magnifying glass and talk about Questioning and looking closer and deeper.
Junior Youth — Religion to the Rescue! Our youth will continue exploring the ‘big questions’ and talk about how religion can help them answer the question “what are we?”
Our Fall/Winter 2015 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: Each of Us Is Special — Today our preschoolers will gather to learn about each other by creating Me Collage Place Mats. They will be introduced to the songs and rituals that will be repeated throughout “We Are Many; We Are One.”
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 introduced to “Riddle and Mystery” with a song and discussion of the first of their Big Questions to be explored. They will begin creating the WCUU television studio and videotape their first episode!
Celebrate the end of summer with our annual Photo Scavenger Hunt for all children and youth! Kids form multi-age teams to solve clues and take pictures of the solutions in and around our church building. It’s a lot of fun for both our small children and our teens. If you have a digital camera or (older) cell phone camera, please bring it and any cables need to connect it to a laptop computer.
Don’t miss this week’s Super Silly Science Celebration! Not only are we having a super slime fest but Herr Doktor Naturwissenschaft returns to conduct more mentos and coke experiments. There will be some science-oriented refreshments too. Don’t miss this delightful capstone to our summer program!
All children and youth are warmly welcomed into our multigenerational worship service for our annual school transitions service. We will be honoring children and youth who will be entering kindergarten, junior high/middle school, or high school as this school year begins. In a twist on our normal practices, children will remain in the sanctuary for special activities after “singing the adults” out of the service!
PreK — 2nd grade: Brain Games! Do you trust your senses? Do you believe your eyes, your tongue, or your nose? Join us for super silly brain games with Prof. Nicole. (One of her minions hinted that jelly beans just may be involved.)
3rd — 8th grade
Science is about to get real! Dr. Frawnkenshteen Crescendo Boom promises to visit Super Silly Science Summer with his bag of tricks. Will it be a bangsite cannon, fire from water, or thousands of volts of electricity? Only he knows for sure, but you may want to bring your earplugs just in case.
Children in all religious education classes, Preschool through Junior High, are invited to our Take Apart Party during today’s RE Community Day. Children and youth learn how things are put together by taking things apart! This annual event features hands-on dismantling of donated small appliances that are broken or obsolete.
Senior High Youth Group is NOT meeting today.
Building Bridges: #14 Islam Part 2.
Youth will discuss last week’s visit to the Islamic Center and learn about contemporary issues in Islam.
Senior High Youth Group
The senior high youth will meet at Heritage from noon to 2:00 p.m. After lunch they will begin planning their upcoming worship service scheduled for May 3rd.