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Youth Sunday 2022

Listen to Joyce’s sermon and see a slideshow of a year of Youth events!

Taking Care of God’s Creation

  • April 27, 2022

In honor of Earth Day, the WCUC youth set out to learn, explore, and volunteer at Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Belmont, MA. While there we spent some time with other volunteers on various projects including removing invasive species in the woods and along the trails, and cleaning up a community garden. We also enjoyed a photo exhibit in the art gallery and a rejuvenating walk around a pond filled with wildlife sightings, birds singing, and a glorious sun-filled spring breeze. For anyone interested in nature, we highly recommend checking this place out! https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/habitat

Palm Sunday Highlights 2022

  • April 21, 2022

It was a busy and dynamic day of celebration at WCUC, inside and outside!

Exploring Holy Week in Sunday School

  • April 21, 2022

On Palm Sunday, our children experienced Jesus’ final week through a variety of multisensory stations and activities. Check out the pictures of our journey!

Station #2: Cleansing the Temple – Using shaving cream, the children wrote or draw ideas of what needs cleaning up in our world or things they might be sorry for. Then they smoothed it away and were able to start over.
Station #3: Jesus’ Last Supper – Here, our children heard the story of Jesus’ final meal with his disciples and then enjoyed a small meal together with bread and juice
We also explored a variety of artistic interpretations of Jesus’ Last Supper. Which one is your favorite?
Station #4: The Garden of Gethsemane – Praying and meditating quietly with rocks in our garden
Station #5: Good Friday – Here, our children completed our Holy Week journey by dyeing eggs with natural food dyes: cabbage, tea, onion, beet, and turmeric. We buried them in color, just as Jesus was buried on Friday, and then had to be patient while we wait for the surprise. We will open our dye jars after Easter to discover what they look like inside!

Maundy Thursday 2022

We offered prayer stations in the sanctuary for all ages and abilities to explore and engage with as they felt moved. Here are some photos from the night.

Together Again in March!

  • March 29, 2022

Sunday School was back in-person and in full swing for the month of March, and we have been BUSY. Gathering together for the season of Lent has been a joy, and our bible explorations and activity responses have been a wonderful mixture of art, sewing, building, decorating and dancing. Check out our pictures for a sneak peek into our experiences for all three weeks of Sunday School!

Working hard to sew tiny hens with fabric scraps
Hello Mother Hen!
Can’t forget about a quiet trip through our labyrinth!

Bible Gifts For Our Children

  • March 15, 2022

On Sunday, March 6th, we honored six children with the gift of a special bible from WCUC. It was wonderful to present these gifts in-person during worship! Following the service, the children joined me downstairs for a fun bible scavenger hunt and bookmark crafts. I hope seeing these bible gifts will inspire you to open your bible at home and explore the stories within – read them, learn them, live them, and pass them along!

Youth Group Winter Adventures

Nothing can stop the WCUC teens from having fun! Whether it’s tubing on the slopes of Nashoba, baking treats for youth group alums, or playing games together, we know how to conquer the winter doldrums. Play, bake, pray, give, connect, repeat…

Shine!

Why does God make such a big production of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)? A sermon for February 27th, 2022.