In January, the children participated in the New Member Service by making a banner saying “Welcome to Our Fellowship” and by singing “Make New Friends but Keep the Old”. They enjoyed being part of the service and the adults enjoyed their contribution. In February, the services for children will continue to focus on “Standing on … [Read more…]
In attendance: Lynda Smith, Paul Patton, Jeremy Bowman, Michael Pistrui, Daniel Williams, Barb Harrison, Patrick Gordon, Jackie Warmke, Lois Whealey, Laura Mitchell, Roberta Roberson, Natalie Barman Call To Order: 12:10 Leadership Covenant read by members Review Prior Minutes: Motion to accept: Jackie, Seconded Natalie. No opposition. Minister’s Report: Don Rollins to preach here in May. He is also … [Read more…]
In November, Jen Bowman transferred the leadership of the Religious Education committee to Natalie Barman. Sarah Minkin and Ellie Andrews (teachers for the past few years) are not continuing as teachers due to busy schedules. Erik Peterson will continue as a teacher with Natalie Barman. On December 7, Jen Bowman and all teachers were recognized … [Read more…]
June: In our June RE classes we celebrated our parents by discussing all that they’ve done for us and how we can be thankful. We also explored the Summer Solstice as UUs, and how we can relate to the changing of the seasons through the rhythms of the earth. July: July begins our new curriculum! We will be diving into Buddhism, … [Read more…]
This month with the RE, we planted flowers, learned about seeds, played games about the circle of life, explored ways that we care for the environment, made up superhero games based on plant names. We also celebrated Beltane together with the congregation dancing around the Maypole. We celebrated the Buddhist Theravada New Year with a … [Read more…]
In December, we learned about the stories and traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa, and the cultures that they come from. We did a lot of arts and crafts in December, and had fabulous guests come in: Jessie Roberts for Hanukkah, Paul Patton for Winter Solstice, and Lawrence Greene for Kwanzaa. In January, … [Read more…]
During the month of November and December the Children’s RE program will be exploring various Hanukkah traditions: learning about the Star of David, lighting a Menorah, playing games with dreidels, singing songs, and feasting on Latkes (Dec. 1). All are welcome!
RE children’s program Children are invited to come to service Nov. 10 th and help plant fall flower bulbs around the new peace pole during service (10:30 am). Everyone is welcome!
The youth program has started up again this month. We’ve created our covenant and began discussing issues of relevance to social justice and the importance of organizing for change. This coming month we’ll be learning more about important entities on the national level (such as the ACLU) and the local (such as UCM, Rural Action … [Read more…]
Leadership Days and Trainings Two Hands Clapping – OMD Leadership Conference Are you a congregational leader? Take this opportunity to join other congregational leaders in the OMD at this year’s Leadership Day on October 26, 2013 at the UU Church of the North Hills in Pittsburgh, PA. Details and registration available at http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/649-2013omdlead Fall Webinar … [Read more…]