The Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council supports and coordinates Children’s Religious Education, Adult Religious Education (ARE), and Multigenerational events.

Visit the Family Calendar for class schedules and other upcoming events.

Updated: August 29, 2017

Childcare this Sunday, September 3
This Sunday, Sept. 3, while we will be honoring Labor Day in our one worship service at 10 a.m., we will offer nursery and childcare for elementary aged children. There will be no RE classes.

Important! Time to register your child for 2017-2018 Sunday morning Religious Education classes.
Classes begin Sunday, September 17. Register with this Google form.

Campout on the Hill
Saturday, September 9, 4:00pm — Sunday, September 10, 9:00am, The Meadow
Pitch your tent in the Meadow anytime Saturday afternoon or evening (some loaner tents available.)
* Games on the Meadow before dinner.
* Cookout 6:30 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs, veggie dogs, baked beans and lemonade provided. Bring a side to share!
* Campfire at 7:00 p.m. Guitar jam & sing-along, storytelling, and s’mores!
* Sunday Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
Participate for the whole event, come just for dinner, or meet us at the campfire at dusk. $5/person or $20/family to cover costs.
Sign up at this Evite link. Info? Want to Help? Contact David Bender. This is a multigenerational event sponsored by the Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council.

Religious Education (RE) Open House
Saturday, September 10, 12:30pm, The Chapel
Info for parents and students. Meet your teachers. Visit your classroom. Learn about curriculum. Volunteer opportunities. Refreshments!

Teaching 2017-18?
What are you looking forward to doing next year? Have you thought about teaching RE? It’s a 2-Sunday-a-month commitment, and a great way to meet MVUC members as well as learn more about our Faith. Classes next year include:
* Loving care in the Nursery for which we will need adult assistants during both services monthly
* Pre-Kindergarten – We Are Many, We Are One
* Grades K-1 – Wonderful Welcome and World of Wonder (both part of the Tapestry of Faith series)
* Grades 2-3 – UU Superheroes
* Grades 4-5 – Windows and Mirrors and Love Connects Us (both part of the Tapestry of Faith series)
* Grade 6 – A Growing Year
* Grades 7-8 will be in the Coming of Age curriculum
* YRUU (High School) will be choosing a curriculum, performing social service, and planning social activities as well as their annual worship service
* Spirit Play multi-age program during first service
Sign up to teach here.
For more information, check the LSG table in the Commons, or contact Ann Richards.

Knitting in the Spirit
First and third Tuesdays monthly, 7pm, Meeting House
Knitters from beginners to experienced are invited to meet for knitting, discussion, knitting assistance and comradery. Absolute beginners, spinners, crocheters, and other handicrafters welcome.
For more information, please contact Ann Richards.

ARE: Sitting Meditation
Sundays, 7-8:30pm, Carriage House
We practice sitting meditation and study readings from Jack Kornfeld, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, and others. The readings provide encouragement, instruction and support for those with no previous experience in Buddhist meditation. We practice for our own benefit and the benefit of others. Introductory instruction is available for newcomers. Led by Dale Peebles. You do not need to register in advance.
For more information contact MVUC’s Religious Education Assistant.

ARE: Contemplative Group
Sundays, 9am, Hollin Hall Sun Porch
If you feel drawn to deepening your spiritual life through meditation, join the Contemplative Group. We come together informally for celebration, silence, and friendship. The sitting meditation begins with simple chants from different traditions. Selected readings are followed by a 20-minute period of silence, broken by song. Afterwards we have sharing and fellowship until the MVUC main service begins. Whatever your background and experience, you are welcome.
Contact: Linda Bohannon

Visit the Family Calendar for class schedules and other upcoming events.