Time for All Ages - Nov 23, 2014

In this dark month of November I have been thinking about our November theme of "courage," and about being scared of the dark, so I want to start today by asking all of you, of any age, to raise your hand and keep holding it up for a minute, if any of you have ever been scared of the dark --?  Look around, see who else -- maybe during coffee hour/snack time, you can find one of those folks and tell each other what you did to feel more courageous, and if you have gotten over that fear now . . .

I asked that question to spark some conversations, but I myself am rarely scared of the dark (well, hardly ever!), and when I was a little girl, I think I was pretty brave about the dark, and courageous about going on adventures to unknown places.

BUT there were three things I was scared of, so this is a story of me at ages 6, 7, and 8 ... Some of you are those ages, and others soon will be, while all the rest of you have been, I know....

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RE 2014 - 1015

RE Office Opening September 2nd

Caroline Balderton Parry and RE Assistant Yvette Salinas along with all the various wonderful people that help our RE programs flow, are getting excited about the new church-wide thrust towards "Theme-Based Ministry" and small group sharing.  Our DRE  hope to have our RE staff meet together in their own "small group" at regular intervals, and looks forward to involving as many volunteers as feel inspired to join us, from any age group of the UCM community (everyone who helps with RE programs will need a security check, which Yvette administers).

Regular RE Committee meetings: every first Sunday of the month, 12:15-1 pm, with childcare.  All welcome.

Childcare at UCM Functions and Meetings

Our Bylaws do commit us to have childcare available at all community events and we simply must say it is available more clearly for all community events.  We ask parents to confirm that they need childcare by one week in advance of a specific date.  Our "safe congregation" policy means we have two adults present in each classroom or the Nursery for all RE programs, but for evening or other non-service childcare we may only provide one trained and police-checked adult.