Children

When a child is baptized at ULC, the congregation is asked to care for the child, teach the child the Word of God, and guide the child in being a faithful witness of the love of God.  Given this commitment, children at ULC are encouraged to participate in worship where they can listen to a children’s message and share in Holy Communion.  In addition to the regular classes on Sunday morning, the children participate in a Christmas pageant.  They also participate in the “Walk with the Magi” every Epiphany Day (January 6).  The children join in the Palm Sunday processional with our ecumenical partners in the community, and get to pet a real donkey.  At least twice a year, they spend time tending the church garden as a part of our commitment of being a Greening Congregation.  On Children’s Sabbath, the children take an active role in leading the worship service for the congregation.

 

We have a number of family activities planned over the summer for you and your children to enjoy together!  Check out the events below and feel free to concact us for more info or to sign up!

 

Upcoming Events

  • Christmas Program Rehearsal: Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Christmas Program: Sunday, December 21 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Walk with the Magi: Sunday, January 4 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Sunday School Christmas Program

The Sunday school will be putting on another Christmas Program on Sunday, December 21.  This year it will be an original production, written with the help of our volunteers and children!  Following the service, please make sure to attend fellowship time for coffee and snacks!  After that, come back in to the sanctuary and get ready for fun!  Come ready to sing, and enjoy the show.

We are welcoming all children and families to participate, even if you don’t attend class with us.  If you would like your children to be part of the play, please let one of the Sunday school teachers know, there are plenty of costumes to go around and we encourage everyone to participate!  Our youth and children are working hard to bring share this with the congregation and we appreciate all of your support.

Walk with the Magi

Its time once again for the annual Walk with the Magi event on Sunday, January 4.  We will gather following the fellowship time (around 11:00 a.m.) in order to walk with the Magi on their way to find the baby Jesus.  We will walk around the block on our journey, perhaps finding some interesting characters along the way.  We will end our trip downstairs in the fellowship hall for a celebratory lunch.  We will have a piñata for the children, and a chance to sit down to a meal together.  This is a great event for everyone to join, and if you aren’t able to join us for the walk, please feel free to meet downstairs for the meal and fellowship. The Education Committee will be providing the main dish, but are asking for donations of side dishes, fruits, and pastries.

 

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Sunday School

Sunday School will be starting up again on Sunday, September 7.  We will be meeting upstairs in room 200 at 11:00 a.m. for opening.  We have a great group of teachers again and are welcoming all ages of children.  We are using a great curriculum with a number of fun activities; we have a great time!  If you have any questions about Sunday School please ask Dustin Hamren or Kathy Lachata-Oakley at church.  You can also email Dustin at dustinh@universitylutheranseattle.org.

 

Special Thanks to all those who helped with our Pie Project!

What Thanksgiving is complete without a pie?  Unfortunately many people in and around our community will not get to have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner that we have all come to love and expect during this holiday season.  The Sunday school students and teachers wanted to help out the women of EGH by providing them with a great comfort and dessert, apple pies!  So the Pie Project was born!
 
We gathered adults, youth, and children in the fellowship hall to roll dough, mix filling, and create as many small pies as we could for EGH this coming Thanksgiving.  Thanks to all the time, effort, and materials provided by the families and ULC we were able to complete 24 small pies and 4 large pies.  It was hard and sometimes messy, but the youth and kids of our community dug right into the work, and it really showed.  Special thanks to everyone who participated and made this event possible.  The University Lutheran Sunday school and youth are trying to focus more and more on community service and helping those around us.  This was a fun and creative way to help make the lives of those around us, even if its just filling the tummy with homemade apple pies!
 
Pie prep Peeling apples Scooping the filling 24 mini pies Apple scling Mini pies! Rolling pie crusts Rolling some dough