Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints: an at-home curriculum offering
This Children’s Committee, Pastor Steve and I are excited to offer you an at-home opportunity for learning and faith development. We invite you to get the book “Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints” by Daneen Akers. If you need help getting the book, let us know and we’ll get that to you. It is an illustrated children’s storybook about people of diverse faiths who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice. It’s available as an e-book or hardcover. We are sending out a weekly email with a companion curriculum to go with it with activities and things you can do at home to dive deeper into the story of each person. For more information contact Margaret Swanson, Director of Children’s, Youth & Family Ministries at email@example.com.
Family Nature Walk/Hike
Saturday, July 24 (exact time TBD)
Families are invited for an outing together at Mercer Slough Nature Park. This one is 20-30 minutes away from church, in south Bellevue. It’s a big park, with several looping and connecting trails. There’s a boardwalk, which is fun for kids. There is zero elevation gain, and the longest trail is 4.5 miles and it’s paved, so is accessible to all. There is also a u-pick blueberry farm that could be something we do as well!
Communication about Children’s Ministry will come in weekly emails and on our parent Facebook groups. If you are not receiving the weekly emails about Children’s Ministry, first check your junk mail and if they are not there, please reach out to the church at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you added to the lists.
If you are not on the Facebook groups we have for parents, please feel free to request to join: UCUCC Parents of Littles Facebook group (http://bit.ly/UCUCCParentsOfLittles) and
UCUCC Parents of Elementary Children (http://bit.ly/UCUCCParentsOfElem).
Children’s Ministry Committee
There is so much good ministry and connecting opportunities for our children and their families. An integral part of the ministry is our Children’s Committee who help brainstorm and plan events and support the staff in their work.you’re interested in partnering in this work of living into our vision for Children’s & Youth Ministry, consider joining the Children’s Committee. We meet monthly, the 1st Monday of the month. Our next meeting is June 7th and you’re welcome to come to it to see if you’d be interested.
Weekly Middle School Game Night
Wednesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 pm
The Van Dyck family continues to host weekly game nights on Wednesdays for youth in middle school grades. All you need to do is pull up a seat and have access to two devices. Come when you can, it’s casual. Looking forward to playing together. Questions? Feel free to reach out, Amanda Van Dyck (Matthew’s mom) email@example.com. The link for this goes out in our weekly emails to youth.
M.S. & H.S. Service Camp
July 25 – 28, Register by July 11: https://bit.ly/ServiceCamp21
Middle & High School Youth are invited to participate in our summer service camp. As we are emerging and in this transition time, we are having to make some choices and adjustments to our summer plans.We have decided to offer our Youtha hybrid option this summer. Youth are invited to participate online or in-person at UCUCC. The in-person portions will be a mix of outdoor and indoor times (masked).will offerthat youth can do at home and at the church. We are still putting together ourand partnerships. However, youth can expect some time to connect with friends, activities for learning, reflection and discussion and.
Timing: We will start on Sunday evening (7:00 – 8:30 pm) with an opening virtual program. Mon/Tues/Wed will likely be 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (hybrid). We might also do an online game night on Tuesday or Wednesday. Stay tuned!
Grades: Open to incoming 6th grade – outgoing 12th grade. Friends ALWAYS welcome!
Leaders: Blythe, Erik Wallen & Margaret Swanson.
Other summer fellowship events
Other summer events are being planned. Be watching your weekly emails for more details!