January 2022— News from Naomi

Naomi Yoshida, Director of Religious Education

Happy Winter! May you be surrounded by snow flurries of love.

We’ve all been so, so patient, may we all be blessed with a kinder 2022!

In November, while youth started in our “Gratitude” worship, youth completed the morning with a Youth Chapel learning about the Indigenous Day of Mourning. Our December Time for All Ages focused on “Opening to Joy” and our RE Youth were very actively working on three, yes three, Faith in Action projects! FIA distributed “Guest At Your Table” donation boxes, conducted a canned food drive and lovingly packed 173 “Snack Sacks” for the local homeless!

Children and youth helped spread cheer around campus by creating handmade holiday decorations for Wylder Hall, the Lounge and the UUCLB office!

At the end of December, we had two multi-generational services, “Season of Light” Solstice worship and a Christmas Eve Family worship. Hopefully a happy compromise was found as we were able to sing Christmas Carols masked and outdoors before and after our indoor Wylder Hall service. Worship will be via Zoom on Sundays, December 26th and January 2nd and there will be no RE classes either day.

Update: With the current uptick in Covid-19, all children and youth classes will be on Zoom until further notice.

It feels really good to be seeing familiar faces as we gather together. In the coming year our youth will continue to explore UU Super Heroes, adopting the qualities of Justice Makers, and becoming agents of change in support of our Eighth Principle. I look forward to sharing their journeys and explorations with you.Wishing you all the best as we all continue to embrace old treasured traditions and create some traditions anew. Much love to each of you!

Sending you each Bright Blessings,


We Wish You a Happy New Year !

Sunday Mornings for Children and Youth


January 2— Virtual Worship – no RE classes

January 9 — “Time For All Ages” and Faith in Action: “8th Principle Letter Writing”

January 16 — Multi-generational Martin Luther King, Jr Service

January 23 — Curricular Day

January 30 — Curricular Day

If you, or if you wish your children to be notified to attend, register below or send an email to our Director of Religious Education. 

To register your child(ren) or youth for 2022 Religious Education, download, fill out the form below and drop it into the mail OR Download the Religious Education Registration Form (pdf)  

Or, click here to Register On-line.

Contact the Director of RE: Email