What’s Happening in Religious Education This Week

Peace, Pots & Permaculture begins May 2!

Religious Education has signed up for the social justice committee’s Stackable Garden program and we’re building a class around it!  Through games and hands-on activities, children and youth in grades K-8 will learn about sustainability, gardening, and permaculture. Youth in grades 6 -8 are encouraged to join in to learn and mentor younger children at the same time.   This is a drop-in program but we would like to know how many are coming on a given date so please let us know.  This sign-up is available throughout the duration of the class so if you aren’t sure of your plans, you can sign up during the week prior to each date.   Masks, social distancing and health attestations apply. Bathrooms available. Parents & caregivers, please stay within a few minutes of the church. Sign up here.

Mainspring House & Father Bill’s Bagged Lunch Program at UCS

Second Sunday of each month.

Next date: May 9, 2021

There are slots open for May 9: Sign up here.

Join our monthly commitment to Father Bill’s to provide 120 bagged lunches to their two Brockton Shelters.  To join this initiative in April, May, or June, follow this link. Sign up to make 20 bagged lunches and you will be provided with all of the information you need to participate, including an invitation to make lunches together on Zoom with other UCS families. There are opportunities for food shopping and delivery too!

Middle School Anti-racism Discussion Series

Next Meeting May 23 @ 1:00pm

What is all this anti-racism talk and what does it mean to me? What’s the difference between not being racist and being anti-racist? Why have people within Unitarian Universalism been calling on UUs specifically to engage in anti-racist work? 

This group meets once a month and is a place for middle schoolers to talk, learn, and ask questions about race and racism in our UU faith and in the world and how we can build skills for anti-racist work. We’ll talk and do activities together to learn about our various identities, the ways racism shows up in our communities and resistance against it, and how we can use our anti-racist lens and voice to make change. 

4th Sundays 1-2:30pm: Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 23, Jun 27

In-person youth programs in May (weather permitting):

Junior Youth Tie Dye event: May 23 @ 3:30 pm

We weren’t able to have our tie-dye day last May, but here we are in May of 2021 with the ability to make it happen on the church grounds!  Come on May 23 at 3:30 and have some fun with tye dye! 

Senior Youth Meeting on the Grounds: May 23 @ 5:00 pm

We’re Hiring!

Check out the new position for a Youth Ministry Coordinator

Senior Youth Group

SYG meets on Sundays from 5-6:30pm over Zoom. 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! The zoom link will be sent out the morning of the meeting. We will hold an in-person meeting on May 23.

Junior Youth Fellowship Group

JYFG meets on the third Sunday of the month and is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in our congregation.  Our next meeting will be on May 23 on the grounds.