Join Us This Sunday @ 11 a.m. April 19 / 19 de Abril
Service in English / Servicio in Inglés
April Theme: Transformation & Rebirth /
Tema de Abril: Transformación y El Renacimiento
Arrive early to enjoy Albanza at 10:15 a.m
Llegue temprano para disfrutar Albanza a las 10:15 a.m.
Earth Day Sunday: Our Earth Needs Our Love
It has been forty-five years since the first Earth Day, and our planet is becoming increasingly uninhabitable. The need to take better care of the Earth and all its inhabitants has never been greater as we experience world-wide climate change. Hope can be found in the growing climate justice movement. Join our special guest minister Rev. Earl Koteen of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, with our Rights of Nature Group in finding the passions of reverence and engagement.
Worship Leaders: the Rev. Earl Koteen and Nikira Hernandez
Sabado de la Tierra: Nuestra Tierra Necesita Nuestro Amor
A sus cuarenta y cinco años desde el primer Día de la Tierra, nuestro planeta se está convirtiendo en cada vez más inhabitable. La necesidad de cuidar mejor a la tierra y de todos sus habitantes, nunca ha sido mayor, mientras experimentamos el cambio climático mundial. Esperamos pueda ser encontrado en el creciente movimiento de justicia climática.
Únete a ministro invitado, El Rev. Earl Koteen del Ministerio Unitario Universalista de la tierra, con nuestro Grupo de Derechos de la Naturaleza en la búsqueda de las pasiones de reverencia y compromiso.
Dirigen: el Rev. Earl Koteen y Nikira Hernandez
Venga Este Domingo /
Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos / Every Sunday @ 10:15 a.m.
Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering
Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the library. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.
Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural
Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la biblioteca. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11:00.
Children & Youth Spiritual Growth & Learning Programs
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nursery: Birth - four years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.
3-5 Year Olds —Spiritually Growing Child: How Full is Your Bucket?
In today’s story, Felix’s Grandpa tells him that everyone has an invisible bucket, and when it is full, we feel happy, and when it is empty, we feel bad. Felix imagines his bucket as he goes through the school day and realizes that what his grandfather has told him is true.
Big Ideas and Key Understandings
What we say or do to other people can either make them, or us, feel good or feel bad.
1st – 4th — Protect the Earth
In this session, participants hear about the Change the World Kids, an action club started by children of the North Universalist Chapel Society congregation in Vermont. They learn about the club's work to rehabilitate a bird migratory channel in Costa Rica — an example of action to promote the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, respect for the interdependent web of life of all existence of which we are a part. Participants decorate reusable cloth bags and make posters that offer simple ways people can protect the Earth in their homes and in your congregation.
5th – 8th Grades — World Religions: Buddhism2: Right Living
Don't use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it be a better whatever-you-already-are. — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
This workshop continues the exploration of Buddhism. Participants learn additional fundamental concepts of Buddhism. They also learn about Zen, a major branch of Buddhism. They experience more deeply how Buddhist precepts appear in people's lives and further explore Buddhism's ties to Unitarian Universalism.
9th – 12th Grades — Leading the Service
The senior high youth group meets from 11:30-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service. The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers. The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.
Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2014-15.
Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.
Church Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but closed at noon for an hour break.
Tuesday and Thursday: Closed