Learning

Simple Rules for Volunteering

One of my least favorite things to do is to ask for volunteers, but we absolutely need volunteers to make our church function. Here are a few things I learned about volunteering from our Lay Pastoral Ministries Chairperson. #1…Volunteering should be fun or enriching. Don’t do it if it doesn’t fill you in some way. … Continued

Teacher Orientation

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Welcoming Children in Worship

Hints for Children, Family Members and Other Congregants People of all ages belong in our faith community. When we worship together it can be an enriching experience for all. We want every person to feel welcome, comfortable, loved, and respected within our community. We believe for someone to find a home within the community we … Continued

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION…Planning for the future.

The mission of ARE is to nurture each person’s spiritual journey through providing opportunities for faith development and personal growth. There is a vast trove of programs for adults at the UUA website. Look at UUA, Tapestry of Faith, Adult programs. LINK We want to have a regular schedule of classes about ethical, faith, spiritual development … Continued

A Charge From the Children

During the installation of our minister Rev. Joan Javier-Duval a charge from the children was read by one of our sixth graders.  The charge was written by our Director of Religious Education with help from the children of our spiritual community. A Charge to Joan from the Children of UCM Smile when you greet us … Continued

Play UCM Spring Break Bingo!

Here’s a game for ALL AGES to play whether you are spending Spring Break on adventure that takes you far away or enjoying a Staycation in this beautiful state that we call home.  It’s a way to stay connected to our spiritual community even when you’re not able to be in the pews. Get four … Continued

Kid’s Snack Table

Here is the job in a nut shell: Arrive early to set up – the table is usually set up for us. Purchase or prepare snacks – All snacks should be nut free and we need to provide some gluten-free options as well!  Purchases can be reimbursed by submitting receipts to the DRE.  The RE … Continued

Creativity Circle…Another Option for Adults

Our vision of poetry, music, dance and art enriching our worship services begins on the individual level with creativity. The Adult Religious Education Committee along with facilitator, Margaret Blanchard will be sponsoring Creativity Circle. It will meet monthly on Mondays 7-8:45 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel. This circle will offer support, networking, collaboration, and resource … Continued

Story of Justice and Redemption…UUA Common Read

We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, we won’t be judged by our design, we won’t be judged by our intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society . . . by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated. – Bryan Stevenson Please join us this spring on … Continued

EXPLORING PRAYER…Beginning in March

Please join a continued exploration of the spiritual practice of prayer. For many prayer is a way to quiet the mind, express gratitude, seek help, or give voice to our concerns. What does it mean to you? How could you incorporate it into your life? In this five session class we will review previous classwork, … Continued