Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation

 

News for Families

November 19th, 2017

 

Classes in Session

Classes are in session again this Sunday. This fall we are exploring! Our grade school students continue their exploration of the world's religions, and our preschool-kindergarten class explores all the ways we make our homes in the world, including animal homes and people homes. Coming of Age for 7th-8th grade meets at 9:00 in Room 5, and the High School Youth Group meets at 11:00 in the Loft.

Coming Up:

Program Break November 26

Our programs for children and youth will be on hiatus for Sunday, November 26, so that our volunteers and staff can enjoy the holiday weekend.  Children are welcome to attend the 9:00 or 11:00 service with their adult caregivers.  The Toddler Room will be open from 9:00 to 12:30 for children ages six months to 4 years.  (Please note: The staff for the Toddler Room cannot care for children over 4 years old, due to safety and staffing concerns.)

Holiday Brunch, December 3rd, 10:30-12 pm

Happy Holidays from the EUUC Family Ministry Team! Please join us for community brunch (meal provided), gingerbread house decorating and holiday card design on 12/3 after the first service/youth classes. Kids of all ages can build community, explore their artistic abilities and satisfy their sweet tooth at the same time! All are welcome, parental supervision required. Please RSVP by 11/26 to

FamilyMinistryTeam(_AT_)euuc.org
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Solstice Art Sunday, December 17, 9:00 a.m.

On Sunday, December 17, our children will have a special Chalice Chapel and Art Sunday focused upon the winter solstice. We will create a solstice altar, share solstice inspired treats, and welcome in winter. Chalice Chapel is for grades Preschool - Grade 6.  Parents are welcome to join us in Room 2 for this celebration of the turning of the year.

Christmas Eve Family Service

This year we've decided to try something a little different for our early Family Service.  Join us for a highly interactive service in which you will get to play a part!  This 4 p.m. service is specifically geared to families with young children, but all are welcome!  Join us on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m., and be ready for anything!  Have no fear: We will end the service with the traditional candlelight singing of "Silent Night" as we do every year.

Registration

Please remember to register your child or youth for this new year. Online registration can be found at our congregational website euuc.org. Registration provides us with important information about your child and family, including permission forms, and helps us plan for the number of volunteers, supplies, and other important needs. Please register by Sept. 24. 

Family Involvement

Our program relies upon the participation of parents and other adults.  Families are asked to volunteer in the classroom several times during the year. This is an easy task, assisting the teachers with classroom activities, snack, etc.  We also provide childcare during the second service for classroom volunteers, so that you can still attend services that Sunday. Please sign up as a Classroom Assistant for one of our classrooms. (You can assist in your child's class, or in another classroom.) Sign up at the Family Ministry Desk this Sunday.  

You are also welcome to volunteer in other ways to support our children and youth. Volunteer with Chalice Chapel or Social Justice Sundays. Help out in the nursery. Or welcome new families at the Family Ministry Desk on Sunday mornings. Just let us know.

Faith Development Calendar 2017-2018

Programs for children up to 8th Grade take place during the 9 a.m. service. Every week children begin in the main service with their families, and then depart for classes, chapel or other activities. Programs run until 10:15, giving parents time to socialize at coffee hour. Some Sundays are All Ages Sundays, when children will remain in the service for the full hour. On those Sundays, families are welcome to attend either the 9:00 or the 11:00 a.m. service. On occasion due to holiday schedules we have a program holiday or hiatus, to give our teachers and volunteers a break. 

Coming of Age and High School Youth Group have their own calendars. Please check with facilitators for those schedules. 

Fall Term

9/10 Ingathering Service
9/17 Classes
9/24 Art Sunday (Seabeck Congregational Retreat)
10/1 Classes
10/8 Chalice Chapel
10/15 Classes
10/22 Faith in Action Sunday: Climate Change
10/29 Classes
11/5 NO PROGRAM- ART SHOW
11/12 Classes
11/19 Classes
11/26 PROGRAM HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving break)
12/3 Classes
12/10 All Ages Service
12/17 Chalice Chapel and Solstice Art Sunday
12/24 Morning Service All Ages, 4 pm Family Service and Pageant 
12/31 PROGRAM HOLIDAY (Winter break)

Winter Term

1/7 Classes
1/14 Classes
1/21 Classes
1/28 Chalice Chapel
2/4 Classes
2/11 Classes
2/18 Classes
2/25 ALL AGES SERVICE
3/4 Classes
3/11 Chalice Chapel
3/18 Classes
3/25 Classes

Spring Term

4/1 EASTER-Chalice Chapel
4/8 PROGRAM HOLIDAY (Spring break)
4/15 Classes
4/22 Classes (Youth Service)
4/29 Chalice Chapel
5/6 Classes-
5/13 Classes-One service at 10 a.m 
5/20 Last Classes of Term/Bridging Service, COA presentations
5/27 - PROGRAM HOLIDAY (Memorial Day)
6/3 MUSIC SUNDAY-ALL AGES SERVICE
6/10 - 6/31 PROGRAM HIATUS

Questions?

Contact: Rev. Cecilia Kingman