[Drum roll and trumpets.] Announcing…. the second annual Heritage Pop-Up Christmas Pageant! On December 20th everyone young and old is invited to play a part in our living nativity scene. Our narrators will announce the roles, be they shepherds, angels, or even Caesar himself, and you and your closest friends will “pop-up” to be dressed by our intrepid costumers and take your place on stage. Too shy to play a part? No worries! Every pageant needs an audience!
On December 27 our religious education program will hold an R.E. Community Day. These all-ages programs allow children to play and work with friends from other R.E. classes doing projects, playing games, and generally having fun. Our current plan for December is to again make holiday gifts for our feathered friends with birdseed, pinecones, and other natural materials. Community Days are a great way to participate on a one-time, more casual basis. Contact me for more details and to volunteer.
On Tuesday, December 29, Junior Youth (grades 6 – 9) and their families are invited to provide food and activities for homeless families at First UU Church in Cincinnati as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC). First UU Church is a “host congregation” for IHNGC, meaning they provide safe, overnight sleeping space and meals for homeless families, rotating this task with other Cincinnati churches in the Network. Heritage Church is a “support congregation” meaning that we help First UU by providing food, activities and other support. Heritage youth and their parents (and possibly siblings) will work with First UU on December 29 to cook dinner and plan activities for the children. You can learn more about Interfaith Hospitality Network and this work at the IHNGC website.
Finally, our fall/early winter R.E. programming will wrap up in January. Please consider volunteering to be one of our regular Religious Education teachers for late winter/spring. It is immensely fun and rewarding!
December is going to be a great month in R.E.! Won’t you join us?