Faith Formation This Season

 

“Follow Me, He Said, ‘I will make you Fish for People’.”

Community Artwork

Again, thank you to everyone who made Sunday, January 15, a great morning here at UCC. This was our second time offering an Inter-generational “Community Around the Table” worship format. This format provided us an opportunity for fellowship and to explore the message of the day and proclaim the Good News together. To conclude our morning, everyone was invited to write an answer to the following question on a paper fish. “What does it mean to fish for people today, as a group of disciples, at the UCC?” Our Community Art is now displayed in the Learning Center Hallway. Feel free to add your “Fish” to the net.

Upcoming Sunday Morning Faith Formation Schedule

 

Jan 29 – How can we care for one another? with Carolyn & John Wiest

Feb 5 – Communion Sunday- All Together Sunday – Welcoming our New Interim Pastor

(no Sunday School)

Feb 12 – “Lincoln – love and loss – a story of his legacy” - Guest Teacher Cindy Perry

 

Thank you to Karen Massaro and Sandy Anderson for being our guest teachers on January 22 and exploring the holy question, “What is Baptism?” with our children in Sunday School.

Blessing the Confirmation Journey Here at UCC in 2023!

On Sunday, January 22, we held a sacred and celebratory moment in worship; marking the beginning of the Confirmation journey and blessing the road ahead.

Our Congregational Confirmation Covenant - Unison Prayer from Sunday

 

Almighty God, our Holy Redeemer, your abundant love speaks to us through ancient stories and songs, from generation to generation. Let us hear your voice in the wilderness and see your light of hope as we guide this new generation of disciples. We thank you for the young people who stand before us and the richness of the path ahead. We ask for your blessing upon these confirmands, their mentors and our congregation as we walk together in your grace. May the Confirmation journey be filled with curiosity, inspiration and love. In Jesus name. Amen.

Please continue to keep the Confirmands and their Mentors, Parents and Confirmation teachers in your prayers as they begin their journey: Hannah Berdy and her mentors, Susan Murphy & Deborah Berdy; Kyle Kidd and his mentor, Oliver Sun; Elena Sun and her mentor, Jean Green; Eleanor Veitch and her mentor, Ellen Davis; Ben West and his mentor, Chris West; Logan West and his mentor, Chris Kidd; and Luke West and his mentor, Andy Thibeault.

 

The Next Gatherings will be Feb 1 and Feb 8 from 5 – 7 PM at the church. We will be exploring more Holy Questions. Each gathering includes a shared meal, thanks to our confirmand families.

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE’S JOURNEY,

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

 What does this mean to you? Jot down a few words, images, phrases.

What does this look like? What does it feel like?

NURSERY NEWS: The Nursery is available on Sunday mornings for our youngest friends, ages infant to Pre-K. It is available to families anytime during the worship service and/or for those who need to be at church before worship for choir practice, hospitality, Deacons, etc. Becky Peckham and Ashley Barker are both skilled childcare professionals who are trained and up to date in COVID protocol and safety.

 

NURSERY AVAILABLE during the Annual Meeting to allow those with young children to attend.

With much love and light,

 

Patty Berry,

Minister of Faith Formation & the members of the Christian Education Board

Sarah Perez, Sara Fullerton, Barbara Reece, Carolyn Wiest and Rob Perry

 

 

“but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”" Matt 19:14

 


What People are Saying

I like coloring with my friends during Sunday School. — Violet, Age 7
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
Bright! Cheery! Friendly! Great Pastor! Great music! Comforting, helpful and warm! Uplifting illuminating sermons. Our church has it all! — Bob, Age 72
We love this church because of the loving and family atmosphere. The children's program is the best - our children look forward to coming to church. — Lisa
I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
I most appreciate the closeness of everyone in our church. It's like one big family. — Rebecca, Age 18
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
This church offers friendship, music and the preaching of God's word.
I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +