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2017-12-14

RE News: Sun Dec 17

Lifespan Religious Education

Each year, the Christmas Pageant is born again when you adorn it with a new spirit. The same script feels different because you decide what persona you will take on as the carols flow on. That is a part of the holiday magic. We often do the same rituals, but they come alive in new ways because we have changed and live into the uniqueness of the moment. We are constantly born again as our lives unfold. In addition to being fun, the Pageant gives us a chance to reflect on what gifts we would like to bring into the light and how our identity might shift when we do so. May your heart be renewed in wondrous ways.

Please see the following four (4) announcements:

1) This Sun Dec 17
All ages in the sanctuary for the...
No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant
As the story unfolds, you become Mary, Joseph, goats, sheep, cows, horses, angels, shepherds, and wise folk. Join us for Christmas music, the story, and a reflection.

Costumes provided; just bring a joyful spirit.

Are you practicing Jedi mind tricks in your household? Then dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for the Pageant and come in costume.

Followed by Holiday Brunch and the Holiday Concert with the CUUC Choir at 12:30 p.m.
  • Includes a performance with the Children’s Choir.
  • Get your tickets at Coffee Hour.

2) Please RSVP for Children's Choir Performances This Sun & Christmas Eve
Parents, will your children and youth be present for the performances at the Holiday Concert This Sun at 12:30pm and the Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 5:30pm? Rehearsals are at 9:30am and 12pm this Sun.

All ages are invited to participate, but we need to know how many children will be joining us. Please email me at dlre@cucwp.org.

3) The Mitten Tree
Please bring mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves of all sizes and place them on the Mitten Tree in the sanctuary.

These items are for men, women, and children of local shelters:
The Coachman Family Center, Open Arms, and Samaritan House.
Help us bring warmth to their holiday season, emotionally and physically.

4) Faith Development Friday - Jan 19
6:30 Pizza dinner
7:15 Spiritual centering
7:30 Programs that include…

Faith Like a River
The Wisdom RE Ministry Team invites you to an Adult RE experience facilitated by Rev. Meredith.
This class explores the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.
What lessons do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present?
What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future?

Youth Social and Movie Night
Hang out in the Youth Room for a special night of fun. Gnomes welcome.

Family Journey Group
Parents gather to discuss the theme of resilience (facilitated by Barbara Montrose), while children have their own group with activities and discussion based on the theme (facilitated by Perry Montrose, DLRE). Adult without children are invited to participate in the adult group.


To view the Religious Education Google calendar, CLICK HERE.
To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

Sincerely,
Perry
Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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