ORUCC Youth 10/29

Hello friends,
First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Service Trip Celebration! I have had a lot of people share how much they loved hearing from the youth, enjoyed TRU Function's songs, and appreciated learning more about the service trip. 
This week we have Sunday School at 9:00 for youth 6th-high school. Susan Watson and Kristin Muckian will be our guides for Echo the Story. TRU Function practices 10:00-12:00. 
Next week (Nov. 5), we have a special Sunday coming up–instead of our regular Sunday school programming, all children and youth will be invited to take part in a Labyrinth walk and contemplative spiritual practice stations. This will be an awesome way to explore some new ways to engage with our spirituality using many senses and expressions (artistic, tactile, auditory, etc.). 
Other upcoming events:

TOMORROW! October 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Treinen Farms Bonfire and Corn Maze

An all-ages fellowship event! We have a bonfire ring reserved and will provide supplies for s’mores. Families are responsible for their own tickets for admission ($15.50 per person over 2 years of age, can be purchased online ahead of time or at the gate). 

Sign up by 10/29: Thanksgiving Day Berbee Derby

Calling all walkers, run/walkers, and runners! Join Rob and Lily Martens (run) and Pastor Kate and Gideon (walk) in the 5K or Julie Mazer in the 10K in the 20th Anniversary Berbee Derby! Sign-up with Team “Fruit of the Spirit is not a Cranberry”  by 10/29 to receive your team shirt. https://www.berbeederby.com/registration/ ; $40 per individual. 
**Note the team name: there is no “the” at the beginning!** 

November 19:  Bible Distribution

During worship, ORUCC will strengthen the baptismal commitment to the children in our church community with a Bible distribution ceremony. This ritual is for children in grades 2-12 who have NOT received a Bible from ORUCC previously. Please complete THIS FORM if you wish for your child to be a part of this ritual.  It is okay to not partake this year if you are unsure. We will have other Bible distribution ceremonies in future years. Please see Pastor Kate or Julie Mazer if you have any questions. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.
Grace and peace,

Rev. Kate Mackey
Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families
Orchard Ridge UCC
1501 Gilbert Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
Office: (608) 271-7212 ex. 2030
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another.” -Mother Teresa 

*Please note: I take Fridays and Saturdays as sabbath days and may not respond immediately to my email during those times.