1/21 Music Connections

This week the children will begin the 10 o'clock hour in the sanctuary with you. When they are dismissed for Music Connections, we will move to the downstairs Bonhoeffer Room for movement and songwriting. On 1/7, the children organically began the process of writing a song (this was 100% initiated by the children!) We'll revisit that work and continue the process. Emily Lloyd will be our Safe Sanctuary volunteer. 

Julie Mazer (she/her)

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Children's Education Coordinator
Children's Music Director

Sunday School 1/21

This week…

Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Jade and Marie are ready to play with your little one. 

Sunday School starts at 9 am. PreK-1 children are invited to sing with Julie in the William Johnson room from 9:00-9:15. After the music, Jill and Josie will guide the children in a story about the Transfiguration of Jesus.

The 2-5 grade classroom will begin a study about God's Love and Care. During the next few weeks, the children will experience lessons designed “to help children become aware of God's incarnational nature and unconditional love.” (From “The Way of The Child” curriculum). This week, the children will consider the idea that we are created in the image of God. Stations will include an opportunity to draw a self-portrait, journal, sand play, and a collaborative art project. Diane and Jadyn will guide the children in their learning. 

Looking Ahead….next week all children and youth will walk the labyrinth. More details to come. 

Julie Mazer (she/her)

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Children's Education Coordinator
Children's Music Director

ORUCC Wayfinding CANCELED Tomorrow Wednesday Jan 17th

Dear Wayfinding Friends,

Due to extremely cold temperatures, icy driving conditions & the spread of illness, I have heard from many regular Wayfinding attendees that you are not able to make it tomorrow. You wise Elders are teaching me it might be best to stay home and hibernate as winter calls for.

Our Wayfinding theme of “Grief & Joy” originally planned for this month will take place next month instead on Wednesday February 21st & 22nd.

Our in-person Wayfinding gathering tomorrow Wednesday January 17th is CANCELED and our January 18th Thursday ZOOM gathering will be a simple place to check-in and to meditate together without the regular programming.


Pastor Julia

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