Experience both guided meditation and silent practice. We are more powerful sitting together than alone. Breathe and begin again. All are welcome. No registration. No cost.
After the service on December 3, we will be putting up and decorating the sanctuary Christmas tree and singing carols from noon to about 1:00 pm. Bring your favorite cookies to share (homemade or store-bought) for this new version of Cookies and Carols and Ornaments! Coffee and tea will be available.
Please come and practice GENEROSITY with us this December as we give to community members experiencing homelessness. We will make as many snack packs as we can with the donations received. Our community service will end with a reflection. During this time we will reflect as a group and share the service we did, how we felt, and how we can continue building on our character and be of service to others!
In many Latin American countries we celebrate Las Posadas, a pre-Christmas tradition recreating the arduous journey of Mary and Joseph fleeing from violence and seeking refuge. In the United States, many churches incorporate this tradition as an expression of solidarity with all immigrants and refugees. We are reminded that we are a living sanctuary and a welcoming congregation.
YUUP High School Youth are…becoming who they want to be in the world!
Young Unitarian Universalist Project is a safe and encouraging place for high school students to meet, engage with their values, and contribute to the ESUC vision and mission of an awesome and inclusive community. At this time in their lives, youth have the need to form community, explore their values, and deepen their engagement. YUUP rotates programming between games, snacks, field trips and youth conferences in the region. We encourage and support youth to lead, plan, and invite their friends to join!
YES-UU Jr. High Youth are…exploring their spirituality and community!
Junior high youth ages 12-14 are invited to join the Youth Exploring Spirituality Youth Group! Youth programs include a variety of curricula to develop a great sense of self and connect with your values in service to yourself and the greater good. Jr. High youth typically participate in Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education and Coming of Age youth development programs. Following Coming of Age, youth are encouraged to become members of ESUC.
Stepping Stones Upper Elementary are…stepping into a greater sense of self! (Grades 4-6)
In Upper Elementary, we build on our foundations of Unitarian Universalist values with rich and creative learning environments. We focus on developing last friendships, articulating our values, and building community through developmentally-appropriate small group experiences.
Discovery Year Lower Elementary are…discovering how to create lasting connections! (Grades K-3)
In Lower Elementary, we offer small group learning environments to enrich and continue the faith development that adults experience in the worship service, only its presented in an age-appropriate way! There are interactive stories, song sharing circles, making lasting friendships, and small group experiences to help your children connect with a loving community.
Little Uu’s Early Learning are…creating new pathways and foundations for their lives! (Waddlers and Toddlers)
In Early Learning, we offer a fun, nurturing, safe place for your child to learn about values and spiritual practices while experiencing a loving community. We do this through sacred stories, play, crafts, games, music, and more.
Join Us for Kids Corner Where the Spirit Gathers RE Assemblies in Spring Hall! I'd like to extend a warm invitation to everyone interested in joining our RE Assemblies on the 4th Sundays of the month in Spring Hall. Kids Corner is a space where spirits gather! All our children and youth gather to explore, learn, and grow in an environment where the congregation itself serves as the curriculum. Each assembly features special guests and provides an exciting opportunity to learn more about our featured topic, including social justice, creativity, and spirituality.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Join us as we welcome Guest Speaker, Paula Peters, member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.
Paula Peters is a politically, socially, and culturally active member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and owner of SmokeSygnals Communications. As an independent scholar and writer of Native, and particularly Wampanoag history, she is a producer of the traveling exhibit "Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History and is currently engaged in the Wampum Belt Project in search of the lost treasures of Metacom, including an effort to restore the art and tradition of wampum making among her people. She is the executive producer of the 2016 documentary film Mashpee Nine and author of the companion book. She lives with her extended family in Mashpee and travels internationally to speak and educate on the true Wampanoag story.
We come together this Sunday to affirm and give thanks for this community, our network of advocates around the world, the principles of our faith, and each other. After worship, we will celebrate a community Thanksgiving meal. East Shore will provide the turkey and vegan option. You are invited to bring your favorite sides and desserts to share.