ON A TYPICAL SUNDAY MORNING at UUCCH…
On a typical Sunday morning, children a youth begin in worship with their families. We strive to include people of all ages in such a vital piece of congregational life. Children and youth are present for the chalice lighting, opening hymn, time to greet one another, and the call to worship. Following these segments, we offer a Time for All Ages, a portion of the worship including story and engaging all ages in the message of the day’s worship topic.
After Time for All Ages, the children are led out of worship and to their classrooms. Our current classes are split as follows: Chalice Children (ages 3-5), Spirit Play (1st - 3rd grade), Spirit Quest (4th – 5th grade), Jr. Youth (6th – 8th grade), and YA! (9th – 12th grade).
Each class has lessons centered around the church’s monthly theme.
Classes come to an end. Children in Chalice Children and Spirit Play (pre-K through 3rd grade) classrooms wait until guardians come to check them out. Children and Youth 4th Grade and up are allowed or sign themselves out and meet their guardians in coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall.
For the 2017-18 church year, we have chosen to have RE lessons follow the monthly themes of the church. Through this practice, not only are all the classes studying the same topics, but the adult programming and worship are as well.
The monthly themes are as follows:
November: Grace and Gratitude
December: Holy Days and Holidays