What’s Happening in Religious Education This Week

This Sunday November 29: Junior Youth Fire Circle and Game 

On the Church Grounds from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Junior Youth – come to the church grounds, sit by the fire (6ft apart), and play the social deduction game Mafia! Due to Covid-19, there are some limitations to gathering in person.  This will be a small group – limited to 10.  Masks must be worn at all times. No food will be served and bathrooms are not accessible in the building. If you gathered with people outside your household, indoors, unmasked for Thanksgiving, please sit this one out and stay tuned for the next gathering. 


Rebecca Kinraide and Christine Bulman will chaperone this event.

Being a Parent

a Saturday morning series for UU parents of children and youth

2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00 am – 10:00 am Save the date!  The first session is on December 12 (resumes January 9th) on Zoom. 

“Being” is a challenge during these times.  Being a parent during these times is even more challenging than it normally is.  Grab some coffee and join us for a series of drop-in, topical conversations led by various facilitators including Rev. Olivetti, Christine Bulman, Katie Byron, and members of the congregation with special interests.  We hope that this space is one where parents can connect with others, find support in the challenges and celebrations of parenting in these times, and perhaps find a pocket of quiet to reflect.  Katie Byron, LCSW kicks off the series with a winter segment on parenting in times of trauma.

Multigenerational Virtual Revels 2020

Calling all musicians, dancers, thespians…it is time for some holiday revelry!  This year we are adapting the tradition of Revels for the virtual format and inviting performers of all ages to contribute. 

Record yourself playing, singing, dancing, or acting a short, joyous, winter-themed piece and submit it to be included in the Revels service on December 20th. Contact Rev. Jolie or Christine Bulman if you are interested and we will provide you with some tips and guidance. We are taking submissions until December 10th. 

Youth Programs

Senior Youth Group

SYG meets on Sundays from 5-6:30pm over Zoom. Tonight we’ll check-in about how the week has been and play some games. Senior Youth Group is open to any and all individuals in grades 9 – 12 and folks are encouraged to invite friends! Past SYG Zoom meetings have involved watching videos, celebrating quarantine birthdays, and playing a lot of games together!

Here’s the zoom info for the SYG meeting:


Meeting ID: 916 2501 9270

Passcode: SYGRocks!

Junior Youth Fellowship Group

JYFG meets once a month and is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in our congregation.  At our November meeting, we watched a movie together. Our next meeting will be Sunday, December 13, 2020, from 1-2:30pm on Zoom.

Call for Youth Advisors

Looking for something to do Sunday evenings? Want to bring some play into your week? Have a desire to support our youth programming? Senior Youth Group depends on adult volunteers to serve as youth advisors. You do not need any special skills, just a willingness to come hang out with us on zoom one Sunday a month and play some games. If you might be interested in serving in this way, please email Katie at yc@uusharon.org.