Upcoming in Religious Education – Dec. 2022

The nursery is open for children ages 0-5 every Sunday during service. Our nursery care providers are eager to welcome your children! For children up through 8th grade we have a Forest School-inspired, child-led program in which we explore spiritual themes through play. The middle school youth group also meets once monthly (usually Sunday evenings), and the high school youth group meets most Sunday mornings during the service. 

  • Sunday, Dec. 4. – Regular Sunday morning programs followed by a multigenerational after service holiday party! 
  • Friday, Dec. 9. – Senior High Youth Group DJ Skate event 
  • Sunday, Dec. 11. – Regular Sunday morning programming through 8th grade 
  • Sunday, Dec. 18. – Multigenerational Sunday Service with our Christmas Pageant! 
  • Saturday, Dec. 24. – Christmas Eve Service 

NOTE: The Religious Education programs will be on holiday break on Sundays December 25th and January 1st. Though everyone of all ages will always be welcome in the service, there will not be any special programming for children on either day. 

Mandatory Parent/Guardian Orientations for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education 

If you have a child in 7th-8th grades or in high school, please plan to attend the Our Whole Lives (OWL) mandatory parent/guardian orientation on Sunday, December 11th after the service. There will be a separate orientation for each of these two groups. Bring your calendars with you too. We will talk about the schedule, as regular attendance is required for participation. Both programs will begin mid-January. 7th-8th Grade OWL is a 25-session program that will take place on Sunday evenings. High School OWL is a 12-session program and will take place Sunday mornings during the service. Each session for either group runs 90 minutes. 

Mitten Tree Gifts Due December 4th 

Please bring the gifts you have purchased for families of the Interfaith AIDS Ministry when you come to service. Children’s gifts in particular should be unwrapped. Please make sure to include the mitten label for the gift, or if you signed up online and don’t have the mitten, bring a tag with the name and four-digit code of your recipient. If you need to make alternative arrangements to drop-off one or more gifts you have committed to bring, email Sierra-Marie at dre@uudanbury.org