Social Events for Children and Families

Mainspring House Lunch Makers –Children, youth, and adults are invited to don food-service gloves to assemble and wrap sandwiches, and fill bags with beverages, chips, and fruit – to make bag lunches for the guests of MainSpring House in Brockton.  MainSpring lunch-making happens in the vestry during coffee hour, typically on the second Sunday of the month. Organized by the Social Justice Committee. This is a peanut-free activity.

Multigenerational Movie Night – Wear your PJs and bring your sleeping bag so you can snuggle up with friends and family while you watch a family-friendly movie with folks of all ages from church.  RSVP in advance for pizza and lemonade. Multigenerational Movie Nights typically start early – so that everyone can get home by their bedtime. Organized by the Religious Education Committee and publicized in the order of service and newsletter.

Bean Supper – Held on a Sunday in September, everyone’s invited to kick off the church year together with a traditional outdoor supper of BBQ, bean dishes, salads, and bread, followed by brownie sundaes.  Adults and youth take turns serving and eating. Children are encouraged to serve dessert.  There is a charge per person.  Sponsored by the Bean Supper Committee.

Pancake/Waffle Breakfast – Every year the name changes slightly, but you can count on pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, juice, and coffee lovingly served by the Senior Youth Group.  This fundraiser is typically held on a Sunday morning, from 8:45 to 9:45 am during the winter months. Check your newsletter for details.

Easter Can Hunt – The Easter Bunny has a tradition of hiding canned goods on the grounds of the Unitarian Church of Sharon.  After church on Easter Sunday, children hunt for cans, which are given to the Ilse Marks Food Pantry (serving residents of Sharon and Stoughton).  Youth and adult volunteers are needed to support this program. Please contact the DRE or the Religious Education Committee to volunteer.

Rainbow Sunday – The Social Justice Committee leads this multigenerational celebration of LGBTQ rights and equality on the first Sunday in June. Everyone is asked to wear a shirt that displays one color from the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet). After worship, we sort ourselves into a human rainbow in front of the church and then celebrate with cake.

Father’s Day Picnic – Join the entire congregation for a potluck picnic and BBQ on the lawn after the last worship service of the season.   Sign up to bring a salad or dessert. Everyone is asked to chip in to cover the cost of the hamburgers, hot dogs, and tofu pups.  Organized by Rory McGregor.