Our world today is full of issues and challenges that have their roots in white supremacy culture that have developed over many hundreds of years. The lives of our children and youth are greatly impacted by this and will be for the rest of their … read more.
Category: Faith Formation Programming at UUCB
From Rev. Dana
School has begun and the new church year is upon us! Welcome to ALL! Now is the time to get registered for classes, and sign up to help in a few too.
There are a lot of changes in Family Ministry this year, based … read more.
New Nursery Space
Our nursery has moved! It is now in the Rainbow Room which is a larger space and it has carpet. We inherited some toys and games from the preschool that rented from us last year, so there is lots of stuff for fun … read more.
July 21 – Worship for All Ages: “Thresholds”
Join Rev. Dana for a fun service for all ages exploring the many thresholds of our lives. We, as a church, are crossing another threshold into a new ministry. Let’s consider together how we want to enter this … read more.
June 2 – Worship for All Ages: “Flower Communion”
One UU traditional ritual is Flower Communion, done each Spring. Bring a flower from your garden (or elsewhere) so we can celebrate the unity in our diversity.
June 30 – “Thanks, Release, Blessing” Farewell to Revvy K.
This is … read more.
May 12 – Child Dedication Ceremony
As Unitarian Universalists, instead of baptisms, we have a child dedication ceremony that celebrates each child as a unique part of our community and reminds us all of our responsibilities to help each child grow and develop in … read more.
As you all probably know by now, Rev. Kelly Dignan has resigned as of June 30. This brings me great sadness, as perhaps, it does you. And, even though I will miss her, she has been a tremendous gift to this congregation and we … read more.
Please welcome our new teachers!
Preschool: Chelsea Craine
“Soul Matters” K-5 Grades: Mary Jean Ewing, LuAnne Macy, and Lori Thorn
“Popcorn Theology” Middle/High School: Omar Gomez
HUGE thanks to each of you for joining our great team of volunteer teachers!
Do you love being around kids? We … read more.
Si! Committee (Strategic Initiatives)
Did you know that the greatest source of UU faith development comes from PARENTS? But most parents feel unprepared to fulfill this role. Did you know that, around the country, Unitarian Universalism is growing, but our religious educations programs continue to lose … read more.
Did you know that the greatest source of UU faith development comes from PARENTS? But most parents feel unprepared to fulfill this role. Did you know that 88% of children who grow up UU leave the faith never to return? Do you want to do … read more.
Our Preschool Class
In November, the RE preschool lessons, activities and books will highlight things we are glad for (thankful for): changing seasons, light/dark, and family celebrations (Thanksgiving). The children will make a “thank you” to share, learn the song, “The Little Leaves are Whirling ‘Round…,” … read more.
“What does it mean to be a people of SANCTUARY?” This is our theme for October.
The theme of sanctuary brings up notions of safety, and also reverence. It is a place where one can explore their inner life in a place that supports their growth. … read more.
Hello Parents and Families!
Welcome to UUCB’s Sunday Morning 2018-19 Religious Education program! My name is Rev. Dana Lightsey and I am your Acting Assistant Minister in charge of Religious Education. Amy Szen is our Office Administrator and is assisting with our program. We are excited … read more.
We are getting excited for the new church year.
Preschool: Our preschool teachers, Tim and Susan Bailey, return to lead this age group
Kindergarten through 5th Grade will be together this year, using a Montessori style of learning where the older children teach and learn. The … read more.
We are thrilled to announce we have made an offer to Rev. Dana Lightsey, and she has accepted the role of UUCB’s Acting Assistant Minister.
This is a two year ministry with the potential to become long-term.
During the first year, she will focus on … read more.
“What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. ” Mark Twain
If there is one concept I truly love in … read more.
We see the achievements of perseverance everywhere we look. We can see it when a river cuts through rock- not because of its power but because of its persistence. We can see it in the story of the stonecutter who hammers at a rock one … read more.
We start out the new year with the interesting theme of intention. Intention is an awareness of purpose that guides our words and actions. The arabic word for intention is “seed” because it is the starting place for all our thoughts and actions. And yet … read more.
The hope that is alive in me this holiday season is that we, together as a congregation, can become a stronger multicultural community.- and I’m not just saying that to get brownie points as a Director of Faith Formation! This is a hope renewed in … read more.