January News from Naomi

Bless us all in 2021! Allow grace, patience, and gratitude to continue to guide us.

As the days grow longer, let us dare to be optimistic that the tide is a changin’! Let us put forth energy to encourage what we want to see to come into being. It is a time to hope, wish and act.

RE’s December was full of Social Action and merriment. Hopefully you and your family were able to participate in most, if not all, of the events.

Faith in Action extended the canned food drives for the homeless at both the November and December drive-throughs. Snack sacks were assembled by youth at their respective homes and also collected on Dec. 20th. They were then quickly dashed off for donation. Guest at Your Table boxes and/or donations for our greater UU Service Committee (UUSC) were also collected. We heartily renew our dedication to this world wide social justice work.

Be on the lookout for the new date for the Faith in Action and Green Team collaboration to beautify our campus by planting native plants while maintaining safe distancing. We are awaiting rain.

And now for the merriment! The RE Committee hosted a Virtual Holiday Family Party replete with stories and games and much joy! Hopefully you harnessed up your reindeer, donned your gay apparel, and cruised through UUCLB’s December Holiday drive-through to not only donate, but gather up your goodies as well! The end of year Faith in Action Sunday was a day of creative sharing.

Please remain happy, healthy and remember to give yourself permission to be flexible as we all create new ways to celebrate during the holidays and into the promise of the new year ahead!

Sunday Mornings for Children and Youth

We encourage families to attend the worship service together. Religious Education has been scheduled before and after worship so that each grade cohort may attend class without overlapping Zoom meetings. This year’s curricula for each cohort supports our RE Committee’s mission which is to “Create a community where each youth is known and empowered.”

Curricular Day Schedule
9:00–9:25 – Preschool to K – Spirit Play Classroom
9:30–9:55 – 1st to 4th Grade – Bible Super Heroes
11:30–11:55 – 5th to 9th Grade – Illumination Academy

Faith in Action, Spiritual Practices, Youth Chapel Schedule
9:30–9:55 – Preschool – 4th Grade
11:30–11:55 – 5th to 12th Grade

Calendar of Events
January 3 – Teacher Break – No RE Classes
January 10 – Curricular Day
January 17 – Curricular Day
January 24 – Faith in Action
January 31 – Youth Chapel

 

Bright blessings,

Naomi

Director of Religious Education