Posted in Children and Youth

Together Again!

  • December 22, 2021

The joy and excitement were overflowing as we marked the momentous occasion of our children back in our sanctuary and back in Sunday school after almost 22 months at home or outside! It felt so good to gather again, and the kids didn’t miss a beat getting back into the swing of our routines. We began by marking the fourth Sunday of Advent with prayers and candle lighting, read a beautiful story called Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou, played “No Room at the Inn!” (a rousing game of musical chairs), and dove into a variety of Advent-themed activities. The morning was a beautiful illustration of the hope, peace, joy and love of Advent, and we look forward to many more weeks together!

Advent in the Light

  • December 8, 2021

Marking the second Sunday of Advent, children and families gathered in our sanctuary to celebrate the season with art, crafts, our beautiful labyrinth, and fellowship. We made Christmon ornaments (read all about Christmons here), created Advent placements with different names for Jesus, decorated a celestial map to be used in our Epiphany Pageant, had fun reading Christmas books in our special book nook, played with a variety of nativity sets, and took many, many trips through the labyrinth, leaving a multitude of name scrolls for Jesus in his manger. It was truly a joy to be together!

Fun Teamwork and Fabulous Pies

  • November 22, 2021

Our yearly tradition of Youth Pie Baking is back in person this year! In two hours on Saturday night, we baked 15 apple pies, wrote notes to some beloved friends in the congregation, and still had time for pizza and games. A huge thanks to these thoughtful and generous young people and to all those who pitched in to make some deliveries this year. It takes a village.

Fabulous Fire Pit Fun

  • November 11, 2021

An incredible evening of singing, fellowship, roasted hot dogs and S’mores was enjoyed by all ages last Sunday, with folks hanging by the fire and playing lawn games while the sky darkened above. The hot dogs were delicious, the S’mores were plentiful, and the joy of being together was a gift to all.

Be sure to join us next month on December 12th as we add an additional fire pit (two fires to enjoy!!), more hot dogs, and more fun!

Fall Festival Fun

  • November 3, 2021

Crisp leaves, bright pumpkins, festive games, and some amazing Halloween costumes set the stage for a wildly successful Fall Festival last Sunday afternoon! Check out the pictures of our fun together, and let us know your favorite costume!

Dogs, Cats, and Blessings Galore!

  • October 27, 2021

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, children, families, and their furry pets gathered at Thoreau for a wonderful event of animal-themed blessings, photos and activities. We even invited Kerri and Luna, a special therapy dog team from Pets and People Foundation, to come visit us! The dogs enjoyed sniffing, barking and running around, and the children enjoyed cleaning up trash left on the ground (to show love and respect for the habitat of wild animals) and making dog and cat toys which will be donated to the Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury. You will see from the photos that a great time was had by all – human and canine!

Team WCUC @ Minute Man March

  • September 29, 2021

Team WCUC had great day at the Minute Man March! It started with a team photo and blessing, followed by a crew of all ages doing the March together. Together, we raised $2025, gave out 50 flowers of appreciation to MMArc staff, and prepared 40 postcards to send to our senators in support of the Better Care, Better Jobs Act! Thank you to all of our marchers and supporters. God Bless Every Body!

WCUC Goes Apple Picking

  • September 21, 2021

Last Sunday the sun was bright, the picking was plentiful, and the donuts were delicious as almost 30 adults and children joined us for a delightful afternoon at Carver Hill Orchard in Stow for our beloved apple picking tradition. We were so busy picking and visiting and having fun together, I only got a few pictures, but it truly was a blessed event and it felt so good to be together. Hooray for apples and friends!

Teaming Up for the Minute Man March!

  • September 15, 2021

Check out the pictures of our kids having a blast together in outdoor play on the Thoreau School field last Sunday! After getting all sweaty and tired, we joined Sunday Fellowship under the tent to learn about the upcoming Minute Man March on September 25th and to make posters supporting Team WCUC. It was a joy to be together and get excited about this very special event! Read on to learn how you can support the Minute Man March and Team WCUC as well!

TEAM WCUC NEEDS YOU! Join Team WCUC by supporting the Minute Man March – a beloved community event that helps bring life-changing services to 850 children and adults with disabilities in our community. Now, more than ever, Minute Man Arc needs our support to continue its vital work. Click HERE for general information about the March.

TEAM WCUC NEEDS FEET! Join us on September 25th for a spirited one-mile walk through Concord Center, followed by an outdoor party with music, games, prizes and food. Email Melissa Tustin at if you plan to join Team WCUC and walk with us!

TEAM WCUC NEEDS FUNDS! Even if you can’t march with us, you can still be a part of Team WCUC by making a donation. Please visit our TEAM WCUC FUNDRAISING PAGE and share the link with friends and family, or check out the brand new MMArc Silent Auction and place a bid!

Thank you for your support, and God Bless Every Body!