Creating our Altar of Return – June 27, 2021
At long last, we met in person again as we begin our journey back toward in-person church life. The children collected natural materials from the church grounds to create an altar together to reconnect to this place that is sacred to us. We then enjoyed some popsicles and the chance to play on the church grounds together again.
Loaves and Fishes Service Sunday Project
For our January Service Sunday, the youth prepared and served the meal for Loaves and Fishes. They did a fantastic job!
Teddy Bears Wedding in Potter Class
Potter Class learned about rituals of love and commitment, and then Kyna led them in a teddy bears wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony!
New Year’s Resolutions 2020
The DRE New Year’s Resolution of 2019 was to post more photos on our church website. We had a strong first half of the year, and then photo posting dropped off. So for 2020, we renew the resolution to be better about posting photos. Here are a few from the second half of 2019. Soon there will be more up from the first month of 2020.
Our October Service Sunday had lots of sign making for the Climate March…
Our December Service Sunday had lots of cookie making and welcome sign making for our guests at Room at the Inn…
Summer Religious Education
We have been having a blast in summer R.E. ! Jan Weaver has been leading us in developing our connection to the earth and our church property, while having a lot of fun along the way.
The YRUU high school youth group organized the annual Easter Brunch fundraiser. We had so much fun! Thank you all who attended!
March 2019 YRUU High School Youth Group Lay-led Service
The YRUU high school youth group led our worship services on March 17, 2019 on the theme of “Our Sacred Texts,” examining how our favorite books can be treated like sacred texts and sources of spiritual truths.
February 2019 Service Project
For our service project this month, we supported the stewardship campaign with an art installation to go with the theme “Speak hope, share love.” We created a banner, pulled by paper airplanes.
More January 2019 RE
January 2019 Service Sunday
For our January service project, we prepared and held a bake sale to raise money for ArchCity Defenders, a St. Louis organization that provides legal and social service support to low income people facing prosecution. We had a lot of fun, talked about the connection between racism and our criminal justice system, and made $120 for ArchCity Defenders!
January 2019 in R.E.
The Holidays in R.E. – 2017
We started off the holiday season with the hanging of the greens. The Joy Boys entertained us with holiday carols while the children got to work decorating the tree. (Photos by Corinne Mann)
We then had so much fun at our Simple Gifts Workshop, where the children made stockings and ornaments, hand towels and bath salts, perfume and bird feeders. It was inspiring put watching the kids put in so much careful effort to make a beautiful gift.
Youth Choir – Nov. 19, 2017
Chelsea Otten organized and led a performance by the UU Youth Choir of “I Am a Small Part of the World” by Sally Albrecht at the Nov. 19, 2017 worship services. The youths were joined about halfway through the song by the UU Singers. Video time: 3:39 minutes. Listen to a podcast of Rev. Molly’s sermon, “Staying at the Table.”
R.E. Photos for September and October, 2017
Photo permission forms are finally all in! Here are some photos of some what we have been up to in R.E. this semester.
Fun in Spirit Play:
Thoreau Class, learning about their UU identity, makes their own class chalice:
Exploration in the nursery:
YUUTs talk to Rev. Dottie about Sanctuary:
Potter Class Explores the grounds:
Feb. 18, 2017 – YUUTS Class Visits Second Baptist Missionary Church
Oct. 16, 2016 – YUUTS Class Visits Hindu Temple