Gatherings

Peace Camp 2017

Wow! Our 4th annual Peace Camp was so much fun this year. We welcomed 28 campers between the ages of 4 and 10 to our fellowship where we danced, sang, twisted into yoga poses, tie dyed, listened to our heartbeats, made drums and shakers, practiced “turtle” meditation, played on the playground, learned about kid peacemakers, … Continued

The Lorax + Peace Camp

On June 4th we will celebrate this year of children’s religious education at our annual RE Sunday service. This is a time for us to recognize the many volunteers that make RE possible as well as a space to showcase what our children have learned. This year, we’ve decided to tell the story of The … Continued

Coming Soon to an RE Program Near You!

Want to spend your Friday night engaging with other mindful parents? The RE committee will be hosting a three-part Parent Forum in March. Each night will include pizza, fellowship, and conversation about a topic that is sure to inspire thoughtful conversation and questions. Pop in whichever Friday nights you can. Rev Sue will facilitate. 6-7:30 … Continued

Who Will Be Your Mystery Friend?

One of the coolest and most beloved, inter-generational activities we have here at UUFE is our Mystery Friends event. We match up a RE child or teen with an adult, but we don’t reveal the adult’s identity. Through a series of exchanged, “get to know you letters,” the pair asks questions of one another and … Continued

An Autumn Update from Children’s RE

Now that our RE programs are underway for the year, I thought I’d share some highlights from each age group: The younger elementary gang has been focusing on the concept of the web of life while learning about partnerships in nature. They made puppets of unlikely pairs that help one another in important ways. For … Continued

Peace Camp 2016

  UUFE hosted another successful, three-day Peace Camp last month. Twenty-four campers, six teen counselors, and ten adult volunteers spent three mornings together exploring peace through personal and group activities, crafts, music, song, dance, yoga, and intentional conversations. We kicked off peace camp with the I-Care pledge, adopted from the Little Friends’ for Peace curriculum. … Continued

Spring in the RE Wing

This month the elementary gang will be exploring the idea of fair group decisions during their Sunday morning meeting time. Using the fifth Principle as a guide, we’ll examine different methods of making group decisions, practice making group decisions in a hypothetical situation, and learn about our own congregation’s governance systems. Our spring youth night … Continued

Pasta + CASA

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our nearly-annual Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by the RE committee, families, and youth. Colleen Ronning did all of the food shopping and cooking, while our older elementary and teen youth sold tickets, ushered folks to their tables, took orders, and served the food. There were lots of … Continued

Sanctuary

I grew up in a church where the sanctuary was the fanciest room in the building, reserved only for Sunday mornings and special occasions. The wooden pews and the raised alter where the choir and the pastors performed were permanent fixtures, and only the accessories were moved about for cleaning when no one was there.We … Continued

February Fun in Children’s Religious Education

We’ve got a lot planned for February! The Sunday morning elementary class will focus on ways to welcome others, signs and rituals that come with worshiping together, and understanding what it means to be a steward–that is, people with ability and responsibility to contribute to the care of people and places they love, such as … Continued