9:25 & 11:25 a.m…Youth Education…Education Wing & Unity Oaks
Spirit Sharing Sundays! January is a five-Sunday month and we are launching our new Youth & Family Service, called “Spirit Sharing Sunday!” These gatherings are a combination talent show featuring our young people alternated with Y.O.U. joy songs led by Chris Schwanke and our Youth of Unity. Parent attendance is optional, however if you would enjoy seeing and hearing the talents of our young people, please join us! All kinds of talent are welcomed, including singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, reciting poetry, storytelling, art, and whatever other unique talents your child may wish to share! These gatherings are open to ages four and up. Childcare for the nursery and toddlers is still available on these Sundays.
Sunday, January 31 at 9:25 & 11:25 Services, in Legacy Suite, Unity Oaks
Youth Education News
Prayer Flags for Peace:
This year in observance of the Season for Peace, our Sunday School classes made Prayer Flags for Peace to display around the Peace Pole in the front circle drive as well as around tree #42 in the center of the labyrinth. Before they are placed in these locations next week, the flags are being featured in the Sanctuary for this Sunday’s Worship Services and the interfaith Abrahamic Pulse Meditation Service on Sunday evening. We are grateful for our UCOH children and their heartfelt prayers!
I Choose Self-Control Boards:
This Sunday as part of our observance of the start of the Season for Peace, we are introducing a new tool to our Sunday School classrooms. Self-Control Boards, which are provided by Conscious Discipline, empower children to identify and manage their emotions by consciously choosing strategies that help them shift their emotional states. These boards will be an ongoing part of our Sunday School classroom resources for children and adults to tap into whenever the need arises.
New YFM Prayer Box:
Thanks to the generous donation of Belinda Lightheart, our Youth Wing now has a lovely new wooden prayer chest. All of our Sunday School classes have had an opportunity to decorate the chest and it has been blessed by our prayer chaplains and children. The prayer box is located in the hallway across from the Youth Education Office.
Youth & Family Volunteers:
The Youth & Family Ministry is looking for Sunday School angels (teacher’s assistants). If you love children or are a child at heart, we want you! We currently have openings in the Nursery, Pre-K/Kindergarten, and the First & Second grade class. Please talk to Linda Hancock in Room 140 to pick up a volunteer application.