Family Ministry Newsletter June, 2019

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 Rev. Kelly’s last service with us. We love Revvy K and will miss her!  This is our chance to let her know and to thank her for being an important part of our lives.  The children and youth will participate in the farewell service. The children will then go to class while the youth will attend the whole service.

 

Preschool – “We are Many, We are One”

 

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 9End of the Year Party!  We will celebrate our time together with a party!  

 

Summer Programming Begins – One service only at 10:00 am

Preschool Lessons are from, “We are Many, We are One”

 

June 16“We Need Our Families”.  This Father’s Day, our children will explore the wonderful variety of families.  This lesson raises awareness of how alike and how different families are, encouraging our children to have pride in their own family and to be accepting of all families.  

 

June 23“We All Belong to the Family of the Earth”  In this session, children will earn about people who live different parts of the world, which will increase their awareness of human diversity.  They will engage in activities to help them see and feel that differences can enrich their lives.

 

June 30 – “Thanks, Release, Blessing,” Farewell to Revvy K.

This is Rev. Kelly’s last service with us. We love Revvy K and will miss her!  This is our chance to let her know and to thank her for being an important part of our lives.  The children and youth will participate in the farewell service. The children will then go to class while the youth will attend the whole service.

 

K-5 Grades – “Summer of Service”

 

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 9End of the Year Party!  We will celebrate our time together with a party!  

 

Summer Programming Begins – One service only at 10:00 am

Preschool Lessons are from, “We are Many, We are One”

 

June 16Summer of Service: “Making Pollinator Seed Balls”

This summer we are exploring service to others. How can we help make the world a better place? One way is to make seed balls of native plants and wildflowers that will strengthen the local ecosystem and provide habitat for important pollinators, so the more you make the better! This is a messy activity, using clay and soil.  Please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty.

 

June 23Summer of Service: “Water Justice”

This summer we are exploring service to others. How can we help make the world a better place? One way is to educate ourselves about water justice. Many people have to walk miles to carry water to their home. Sometimes they walk for 6 hours. That is like starting at 8 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m. What is this like and what can be done to make water more accessible for them?

 

June 30 – “Thanks, Release, Blessing,” Farewell to Revvy K.

This is Rev. Kelly’s last service with us. We love Revvy K and will miss her!  This is our chance to let her know and to thank her for being an important part of our lives.  The children and youth will participate in the farewell service. The children will then go to class while the youth will attend the whole service.

 

Middle & High School – “Virtue Ethics”

 

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 9 – “Lead Us Not Into Temptation” Movie: “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”  Our last movie of the year!  This movie will help us to explore ways people have overcome temptation in order to do what’s right to understand how the Fifth Principle “the right of conscience” can guide us in overcoming temptation.  This is also our End of the Year Party as we celebrate our time together!  

 

Summer Programming Begins – One service only at 10:00 am

Preschool Lessons are from, “We are Many, We are One”

 

June 16 – Virtue Ethics: “Decision Making”

This first workshop lays the foundation for this program by demonstrating how we make decisions and how ethical decision making can shape one’s character for life. The workshop presents information on ethical theory and is an opportunity to examine how living our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to make ethical decisions even though to do so is often difficult.

 

June 23 – Virtue Ethics: “Integrity”

Activities highlight the importance of our reputations, and youth discuss the effects of peer pressure in their lives.  Since integrity requires being true to yourself, participants will also examine the related virtues of honesty and trustworthiness.

 

June 30 – “Thanks, Release, Blessing,” Farewell to Revvy K.

This is Rev. Kelly’s last service with us. We love Revvy K and will miss her!  This is our chance to let her know and to thank her for being an important part of our lives.  The children and youth will participate in the farewell service. The children will then go to class while the youth will attend the whole service.

 

Regretfully, UUCB Chalice Summer Camp is Canceled due to low registration.  We will try again next year!

 

UUCB is Co-Sponsoring “Sing the World Green” Middle School Music Camp

June 17-21, 9 am – 4 pm.

We’ll sing songs, play instruments, and perform skits, all about taking care of the Earth! We’ll also volunteer for two partial days on a family farm, learning how organic farming is healthy for the planet. There will be camp games, an awesome water party, karaoke, and yummy snacks. The week concludes with a meal prepared by the campers, followed by a performance of the songs and skits.

Dates: June 17-21, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue, UUCB  

Who: Kids entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade next fall

Questions? Email singitgreen1.org or call (720) 387-9182 or go to www.singitgreen.org

To register: https://www.singitgreen.org/registration.html

 

A UU Moment is on hiatus for the summer.  See you in the fall.

 

Strategic Initiatives Committee (Si!) Report on Religious Education at UUCB

All year, the Strategic Initiatives Committee (Si!) and Rev. Dana have been working to reimagine the best possible religious education program for UUCB.  

  • We have worked together to gather information about current best practices based on the latest research.  
  • Through congregational forums, we collected a significant amount of input from the congregation.
  • We analyzed and discussed this information and, with a new perspective and framework, we created a new plan built to better address the needs of our children, youth, families and entire congregation.  
  • Please read our full report at:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ARm0WKou5TvJkUOt48zSy8UTDEM_Pmv3iK6QAAL00nI/edit?usp=sharing

 

I am excited about this new and innovative program for next year!  We will feature a series of “intensives” focusing on service projects and participation in worship.  

Questions?  Comments? Ideas?  Contact Rev. Dana Lightsey at:  secondministeruucb@gmail.com

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