The worship theme for May is “Tradition”
Sunday, May 22
During Children’s Religious Education (CRE) children will be exploring personal and family traditions. This coming Sunday, May 22, will be an opportunity for our children and youth to connect in a way similar to Connection Circles (we’ll have fidget items available for children and youth who benefit from busy hands). We will meet in Jefferson Hall, light a chalice, hear a quote and take turns sharing about our family traditions. Children and youth are welcome to bring pictures, drawings and special items used during family traditions and rituals to present to the group. Following Circle Time, we will discuss the importance of family and spending time together. I encourage you to spend time as a family to help your child(ren) prepare for their participation in Circle Time. Some guiding questions may be:
- What are some of our family traditions or rituals?
- What is one tradition or ritual you would like to talk about with your friends on Sunday?
- How might you share this? Do you want to draw a picture? Bring a photograph?
- What does it mean to listen deeply?
- How does your body look and feel while you are listening?
- How does it feel when you know you are being listened to vs. ignored?
- Can you share with me what you will tell your friends on Sunday?
We hold two services, one at 9:15 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Join us for coffee between services and get to know other RE Families.
RE begins in the Sanctuary and following the Time for All Ages, continues in lower campus classrooms until 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Upcoming Special Events
Mark Your Calendars for These Fun Family Events
May 29 – End of Year Picnic, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
June 5 – YRUU hosts a Brunch Break between services in Parish Hall
June 19 – Summer Solstice Craft Party, 9:15 to 11:00 a.m.
eggs, wheat/gluten, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, grapes, sugar, sesame seeds, strawberries, citric acid
Did you know that one or more children in RE have allergies/sensitivities to the foods listed above?
While food has been on my mind, so has a fun project for us to work on as a community this summer: Our Community Cookbook
- What are the healthy, kid-approved snacks you serve your child(ren)?
- What is your go-to dish for potlucks?
- What is your family’s favorite dinner?
- What do you do to celebrate your child’s birthday at school?
What if we tweaked just a few of these recipes to make them safe for all to enjoy?
And then printed copies for everyone?!
Email your recipes to Jena@ussb.org
Interested in helping put the cookbook together? Let me know!
For a calendar of 2015-2016 Special Events, please click here.