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.
After service on Sunday, December 15, the children will be putting on a Christmas Program in the sanctuary! We have a wonderful play, which has been adapted from a favorite Christmas book, as well as traditional Christmas carols for all to sing! We will be holding this event during the education hour (11:00 a.m. – Noon), so make sure to grab some coffee and cookies in the lounge before coming back in to support the kids. We are very excited about our program and invite everyone to come join us. Its a great chance to invite some friends to ULC!
Walk of the Magi
The Education Committee will once again be putting on our annual Walk of the Magi on Sunday, January 5, 2014. We will meet in the lounge immediately following worship to follow the star around the block and see who we may run into. This is open to everyone, and we would like to especially encourage all children to join us!. Our Wise Men will lead us on a journey which will lead us to the baby Jesus (as well as some goodies for the children)!
If you would like to help with this event (dressing up as biblical characters and talking to the groups) then please let Dustin know. We would love to include everyone we can!