Kiersten is currently on a well-deserved break. As she puts it, “I’ve put down every ball I had up in the air.”
So here are some ideas and invitations to be part of our various programs for kids, youth and families. And first a chalice lighting for this month:
May the light of this chalice, spark our imaginations.
May it lead us back to the stories and characters
that romp and roam the corridors of our minds.
In the warmth of this chalice, may we remember again
how thankful we are to have others who love us,
and guide and accompany us, as our own stories unfold.
The Soul Matters theme for January is Imagination — so watch out! or better still, dive in!
If you’d like to receive the package for families, please let Kiersten know.
December saw a flurry of activities in the kids, youth and family programs.
The highlight might have been the Winter Solstice play. The kids tell me the hardest part was the two minutes of sitting silently.
For me, that was also the most moving part.
Kiersten did an amazing job of writing, casting and directing.
As well, though programs on zoom happened regularly coordinated by Olivia, our youth coordinator, volunteers including Mairy and Nan and the Tween ukulele group with Donna Brown.
UCV and our young people are always a fount of imagination. What could possibly happen when we actually focus our attention on that theme for the whole month?
Can you imagine yourself as part of the extensive team who plan, facilitate or support programs for our kids and families?
I’ve taken on a role to assist with communications and especially multigenerational activities and I can tell you it’s very nourishing and Kiersten is a dream to work with. It’s a sincere pleasure to support her and therefore support our families and the broader congregation.
For a list of kids, youth and family programs with contact and date/time, click here.
by Mary Bennett