Friday, December 18, 2009

Spirit of the Christmas Tree & Schenectady Free Health Clinic

This Sunday celebrate the Spirit of the Christmas Tree with us at our Christmas Pageant. We'll celebrate Christmas with a retelling of the Nativity Story from a UU perspective. Please join us for original music and songs by Unitarian Universalist composer Joyce Poley, and a joyful celebration of the season. The service is multigenerational: youth and adults are participating together from the sound room, to the ushers, to the music, to the cast of actors.

IMPORTANTLY this is a third Sunday offering and the money you give at this service will go towards Schenectady's Free Health Clinic.

Please come, enjoy the pageant, the community, and give generously.

Religious education classes resume Sunday January 10, 2010!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Children at the Well

THIS SUNDAY at 2 PM please come to FUSS and see Children at the Well.

Children at the Well is a not- for- profit program that brings together youth from different religious traditions who work with professional storytellers to tell stories out of their religious traditions.

Every year the youth gather at a different place of worship to tell the stories they have practiced. This year is our year to host! It is a wonderful and powerful opportunity to deepen our understanding of diverse religious traditions including our own, support youth, and hear terrific stories!

Our own Alex Whisenhunt will tell a story Sunday. This is an event friendly to all ages. Please consider taking time during this often busy holiday season to enjoy a diverse religious community and celebrate the power of stories.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Homemade holidays at RE

We had a blast Sunday making advent wreaths and holiday gifts!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Homemade Holiday

Tomorrow we will have a special program for children in the PreK thru 5th grade classes.

We'll start in the preK/K room for Children's Chapel and stay there for the program. We'll use 1/2 the dining room as well.

We did this last year and it was a lot of fun! For children's chapel I'll tell the story, "An Advent Wreath Named Patience." Children will have the opportunity to make an advent wreath and a gift.

They can also choose to read, snack and engage in any of the spiritual practices they have been learning about in their classes.