One of the things that drew us to this congregation was a strong Religious Education program for children and youth. We appreciate the opportunities to be part of this program during monthly multi-generational worship services, leading Children’s Chapels, and working with the Teams that support these programs.We also occasionally get to share time with different classes, and this past Sunday we facilitated a conversation on worship with the Coming of Age class, just after the service.
This group of about fifteen 8th-9th graders and the adult facilitators devote a year to focus on who they are, what they believe, how they are part of a community, congregation, and faith tradition, and who they are becoming. We had a lively and rich conversation on elements and flow of worship, what they notice, what they find meaningful, and, for those who have been part of UUSS for a while, what they remember about worship from when they were younger. We heard how this congregation and worship matter to those who are growing up here.
As Hanukkah concludes and we move toward Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s, we hope that you will take part in services when you can, as the congregation changes with each person present, and that you experience something that is meaningful and offers inspiration or comfort for the days and weeks ahead. We hope to see you on Christmas Eve. For those who will be away, we hope your travels are safe, and that all have meaningful holiday gatherings. Many blessings~ Rev. Lynn & Rev. Wendy