Nan Gibbons, Director of Young People’s Music @ WCUC, shared her gifts in musical leadership with the people of all ages on Sunday after worship by offering an introduction to drumming. From age 8 to 90’s+, we made music in community, learned a few new skills, and most importantly had fun connecting with one another through this ancient spiritual practice. As Nan puts it: “Drumming is easily accessible and engaging, opens hearts, and connects us in prayer. In a guided drum circle, many small simple parts join to create complex beautiful patterns.” This was certainly so on Sunday.
Love in Action
The youth class welcomed 5th and 6th graders to join us on Sunday for a special Valentine’s Day card making project – continuing our relationship with Many Helping Hands 365. After a mini lesson on the different types of love found in the Bible, the kids decided that this project could be considered a mix of Philia (friendship) and Agape (unconditional) love. What a treat to have a jam packed youth room with kids ranging from ages 10-15, from five different towns: Maynard, Concord, Westford, Acton, and Wayland! The cards will be delivered to Helping Hands this week and will be distributed to elders in Cambridge and Boston on Valentine’s Day.
WCUC Proudly Honors the Confirmation Class of 2023
On Sunday, January 22nd, WCUC celebrated the confirmation of four thoughtful, engaged, and gifted young people in our community: Brooke Hosford, Jillian Arthur, Jacob and Luke Torgerson. We are so grateful for their courage and generosity in sharing their wisdom during the service. The festive reception that followed was a wonderful way to celebrate their year of exploring Christian faith and practices. Thanks be to God for these remarkable people!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
In conjunction with the Cambridge based organization Many Helping Hands 365, WCUC youth gathered on Monday to design fleece blankets and scarves, accompanied by personal notes, for unhoused young people. These items will be delivered to shelters in and around Boston sometime next week.
Check out this great organization if you’re ever looking for volunteer opportunities, social justice activism, and/or civic engagement. There’s something for everyone!
Epiphany 2023: Pageant, Stars & Wise Ones!
Thanks to everyone who came together to make this amazing morning happen! We had our first on-site pageant in three years, shared star gifts to guide our way in the new year, and celebrated our 90+ year old wise ones!
Fire Pit Fun!
We gathered around our fire pit again for hot dogs, s’mores, carols, and fellowship! Thanks to everyone who helped host and those who attended!