Faith Formation Focus

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 something about this? Then please attend the Si! Committee’s Forum on January 13 after both services to learn more and share your thoughts.  The Si! Committee will provide good food for your bellies so your minds are free to explore the possibilities as together we reimagine Religious Education Faith Development at UUCB.

 

Our Preschool Class – Each week, your child sings, hears a story or two, lights a chalice, plays with friends, and creates!  Most importantly, your child is greeted with love and joy. It is a great honor to be entrusted with your precious child.  Thank you!

 

“Soul Matters” For K-5 Grades

December 2 – This Sunday we will practice singing and acting parts for the Interfaith Holiday service next week. We will review the Christmas story as we prepare to act it out. All children and youth are invited to participate!  Contact Rev. Dana if you plan to be a part of it.  secondministeruucb@gmail.com  970/590-6978.

December 9 – “Holy Moments: Celebrating Interfaith Holidays” Intergenerational Service. Everyone will be in the sanctuary for this special service featuring guest speakers from other faith traditions and our children and youth as they sing songs and perform skits.

December 16 – This class will focus on noticing the divine in others and ourselves. In this session, we help children be deliberate about the practice of seeing the best, the divine, in each other and in themselves and to respond to that by encouraging good deeds. We also use this session to connect to the birth legend of Jesus for Christmas, as a story of “each night that a child is born is a holy night.”

December 23 – Play games

December 30 – Play games

 

“Popcorn Theology” For Middle/High School

December 2 – “I Want To Believe”  This session focuses on how the power of belief and how it can influence decision-making. The movie clip this week comes from X-Files.

December 9 – “Holy Moments: Celebrating Interfaith Holidays” Intergenerational Service. Everyone will be in the sanctuary for this special service featuring guest speakers from other faith traditions and our children and youth as they sing songs and perform skits

December 16 – “Ghost In the Machine”  This timely presentation wrestles with some of the ethical issues of Artificial Intelligence.  The movie clip this week comes from “I, Robot” and considers how advances in technology may require ethical decisions. They will also  explore the meaning of consciousness and how it relates to intelligent life. December 23 – Play games

December 30 – Play games

 

Intergenerational Interfaith Service – December 9

All of the children and youth of UUCB are invited to participate in an interfaith celebration service on December 9. We will be learning songs and stories from five faith traditions that we will share during the service. You will be hearing more about this as the kids begin to learn their parts. No one is required to participate, but it should be a lot of fun, so I hope you do!

 

Volunteering In Our Classes

Our K-5 class and Middle/High School class are in need of volunteers to join us on Sunday morning. We could use a few more teachers and also occasional volunteers. Please email or call Rev. Dana Lightsey: secondministeruucb@gmail.com  970/590-6978.

 

Parents Groups Starting in January

UUCB together with BVUUF have decided to offer a joint Parents Group program for both congregations on Sunday evenings during our joint youth programming. This will begin in January.  We hope to have 2-3 small groups based on the age of the parents’ children: a group for parents of MS/HS youth, one for parents of elementary ages, and possibly one for birth-preschool ages. Rev. Dana Lightsey and Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry will facilitate the groups. Please email Rev. Dana if you would like to participate: secondministeruucb@gmail.com