September 23: What Do Our Children See?

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

How can we be a truly intergenerational community, support our children, their families and their educational lives? How can we be the village it takes?

We will offer a blessing of the backpacks for all children and youth.  Both children and teachers will be honored at this service.

*Children: Please bring your school bag, backpack or lunchbox to church that morning!

September Theme: What does it mean to be a people of vision? This month, in worship, religious education and small group ministry, we will be focusing on the theme of vision.

As Unitarian Universalists, we know that one vision isn’t enough. As clear as our perspectives may be, we all know by now that none is complete.  To see the entire view, we need everyone’s vantage point.  And maybe that’s the most important vision of all this month –of a playful people exchanging visions and helping each other encounter new and larger worlds. A people who don’t just ask each other “Are you staying true to your vision?” but who also say with a smile, “What new vision is calling to you?”

September 16: How Are We People of Vision?

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

An exploration of  personal and common vision, with an eye toward creative imagination and a picture of the world that together we envision.

Simultaneous children’s religious education

September Theme: What does it mean to be a people of vision? This month, in worship, religious education and small group ministry, we will be focusing on the theme of vision.

As Unitarian Universalists, we know that one vision isn’t enough. As clear as our perspectives may be, we all know by now that none is complete.  To see the entire view, we need everyone’s vantage point.  And maybe that’s the most important vision of all this month –of a playful people exchanging visions and helping each other encounter new and larger worlds. A people who don’t just ask each other “Are you staying true to your vision?” but who also say with a smile, “What new vision is calling to you?”

September 9: Many Waters Gather

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar and Sparrow F. Alden

An intergenerational service of story, ritual and song for all ages. We gather back together in community after our summer’s adventures and rest.  Please bring some water from a place that is special to your heart.

September Theme: What does it mean to be a people of vision? This month, in worship, religious education and small group ministry, we will be focusing on the theme of vision.

As Unitarian Universalists, we know that one vision isn’t enough. As clear as our perspectives may be, we all know by now that none is complete.  To see the entire view, we need everyone’s vantage point.  And maybe that’s the most important vision of all this month –of a playful people exchanging visions and helping each other encounter new and larger worlds. A people who don’t just ask each other “Are you staying true to your vision?” but who also say with a smile, “What new vision is calling to you?”

Unitarian Universalist Programming for Scouts

Did you know that the UUA publishes “Love and Help” for young Scouts and “Religion in Life” for older Scouts?

Spiral Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts as well as families who are creating their own activity and values clarification experience for their children can all use these books.  Look in the UUA’s InSpirit Bookstore for these booklets, emblems, and certificates.

Cake or pillars?

As we begin organizing the children’s programming for the new academic year, will we use a layer cake approach or pillars?  Way Cool Sunday School model or Spirit Play?  Join Sparrow on Sunday for a quick review of these religious education practices and the chance to put all our ideas into one big friendly basket before Rev. Jan and Sparrow begin to chart out the year.  11:45 in the Library.

Why does religious ed not look like public school ed?  Why do some children expect play time when they get to RE?  Why do we focus on kindness, resilience, and spiritual practice?  Why do our kids say “nothing” when asked what happened in RE?

We do not yet have child care sorted, any big kids who would like to help out, please send a message to education@uucuv.org