In 2013-2014, UUCG plans to transition to a new model of offering multigenerational worship followed by a selection of multi-age, multi-generational activities and classes. This model will invite more people of all ages to engage in activities that are meaningful and make the best use of the many talents, interests, religious perspectives, and passions of our members and friends. This model will help all of us to live our Unitarian Universalist values more fully, deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism, and increase our comfort in sharing this faith tradition we have found so rewarding.
This year's theme is "Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky". This Fall, 2nd Hour programs and children and youth religious exploration programs will offer themed activities in each of the four elements:
EARTH: Physical, Kinesthetic, Active: Building things indoors and out, working outdoors, developing and promoting service projects. For this year’s theme, this may include creating worm bins, composting, recycling projects, container gardens, outdoor gardens, and other earth related projects.
AIR: Intellectual, Discussion, Reasoning: Learning through stories, discussions, research, current events, science, and topic specific areas of interest. Activities may include age-appropriate material related to the monthly themes using a variety of resources and sources, and application of ideas and information through related projects.
FIRE: Creative, Fine Arts, Crafts: Exploring our monthly themes through music, dance, drama, art, and crafts. Program activities will be integrated with worship and other areas of congregational life. Projects will be integrated with other program areas to serve Unitarian Universalist values.
WATER: Emotional, Spiritual, Service and Hospitality: Exploring the compassionate community through a variety of activities and practices that may include baking, needlework, cooking, exploring spiritual practices, developing meaningful rituals, and creating resources to support the compassionate ministry of the congregation.
Please start giving some thought to which type of activities you want to explore and what passions, interests, hobbies, and skills you would like to offer.