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Dec 6: LFD News

Something for Everyone
Education | Fellowship | Service
 
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Flowers for Sunday Service
If you join us for worship on Sundays, you have likely noticed the beautiful flower arrangements decorating the front of the Sanctuary. Even though the kids occasionally get close enough that I worry they will tip over, the flowers are a lovely addition to our Sanctuary. Arrangements have been as simple as flowers from someone's garden to supermarket buds in a church vase and even or as elaborate as a professional arrangement.
 
If you feel moved, you may sign up to bring flowers. Consider dedicating them in honor or memory of someone! For details or to RSVP, contact Nancy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 301-802-4683.
 
How To Do Sunday Morning
 
 
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Not sure how to get involved? Here's the scoop:
  1. When you arrive at UUCT, sign up for your preferred class at the table outside Holland Hall.
  2. Enjoy Worship Service in Holland Hall (yes, even the youth)! We will dismiss everyone to class at about 10:45am, after the Message for All Ages. 
  3. Leave for your class in the Children’s Wing during the Children’s Benediction. Not sure which direction to head? Just follow the crowd! We’ll all go out together and there will be an officious person with a clipboard to show you which room to go to. 
  4. Learn, enjoy, share, participate!
  5. Repeat again next week. 
 
What's Happening This Sunday?
 
 
Art & Spirit
Awareness; all ages; under 6 years with adult
In this space we’ll tell another story that explores our theme for the day, offering additional avenues for deepening understanding.Holidays and Holy Days abound in winter! Come explore a few with us this Sunday!
 
C^3 -Chaos Controlled Club
Emerson; 12 – 19 years old, sorry adults, only advisors are allowed
Designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas.What big questions rattle around about Unitarian Universalism for you? Bring them as we explore this living faith of ours.
 
Explorers
Blackwell; 3-6 years old but adults of children this age are welcome
For our children who are ready to experience more formal learning, but not ready for full choices, this program offers a space where children and families can develop relationships with a consistent set of teachers and peers. Class will be structured around story time, play, and art.Have you heard of Hanukkah? Maybe your family celebrates it? We will be exploring this Jewish holiday with some traditional games.
 
Nursery
designed for children up to age 10 and their families
We offer a caring, compassionate day-care environment grounded in loving kindness, universal acceptance, and compassion for children birth to 10 years old. The Nursery opens at 10am on Sunday morning and welcomes children throughout Sunday Services and afternoon programming. Yes, we’re watching children until 2pm and sometimes later!   
 
Worship
Holland; all ages
Of course, remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth. There are coloring materials in the back of the Sanctuary and if the youngsters get too squirrely, you're welcome to take them to the Foyer where there are some quiet toys and adults can still experience the service.This week Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe asks "What hope sustains us through hard times?"
 
2nd Hour
 
December 8 | 12:30-1:30pm | UUCT
In this year of experimentation, 2nd Hour is one way that Rev. Bethany and I want to answer the call to offer more opportunities for adults to learn, grow, and deepen in understanding, community, connection, and service.  
 
This Sunday, pick from:
 
  • UU 6 Sources discussion with Rev. Bethany
  • Night of Silence Choir with Brian Moon
  • Mindfulness. Mindful eating. Chocolate tasting with Sam Meyer
  • Board Games with CUUPS
 
Bag lunches will be available after church: Turkey or veggie wraps, with carrots, celery, and holiday cookies.
 
Children are welcome in classes indicated by “all ages" and those with an age indicated, but childcare is available for those under 10 years. 
 
Questions? Want to teach? Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
…Deepen faith …Strengthen connections
…Serve community
 
What's Coming Up?
 
Thank you everyone who has attended a Faith Development opportunity in November! We still have lots to do in December. Here's a preview of what is coming up!
Up in the Sky! It's a Bird? It's a Plane? No...
It's OWL!
Our Whole Lives, comprehensive sexuality education for children and youth!
January 2020 | Sundays | at UUCT
All people deserve accurate, sensitive information about their bodies and relationships! OWL provides this and so much more from trained educators in age-appropriate ways. In Jan. 2020, we will be offering classes for K-2 grades, 4-6 grades, and 7-9 grades. If you know a young person who is ready for this program contact the OWL Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check out the UUA's website for more details on the program: https://www.uua.org/re/owl
Listening Space, an Evening Worship Service
Dec. 12 | 5:30-8:00pm | Holland Hall
Our year-long experiment in offering a worship service in the evening will continue in December with a dynamic, all-ages space. Our theme this year is “the body” and each month we will reflect on questions about how we relate to a different body part –as a metaphor for our internal, spiritual, emotional lives, of course! 
 
This month we will all have the opportunity to share and listen to memories of favorite Christmases experiences! Come with a story to tell or just join us to listen, sing carols, and enjoy the company of friends.
 
Each service begins at 5:30pm with a Bring Your Own dinner to eat with friends. At 6pm, we will start a 45 minute service with a dessert potluck after. When the weather cooperates, we’ll drag out the fire pit and toast marshmallows! 
Do You MUURP?
Dec. 19 | 6-8pm | Goddard Hall
After a very successful first game, we will be holding anotherMonthly UU Role-Playing group or MUURP. Jim Myers will be running the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure: Dragon of Icespire Peak. Children as young as 12 are welcome to attend with parental supervision. Jim will provide characters for new players, but if you would like to learn to make a character, plan on coming a half hour early. Contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with additional questions.
 
Questions? Jamili Omar |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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