All Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church members and friends are encouraged to join us for multigenerational events planned throughout the year. For more information, Contact MVUC’s Religious Education Assistant.
Annual UNICEF Halloween Carnival
Sunday preceding Halloween, 10:15 am at the Carriage House (between services)
Plan your costume, and put MVUC’s UNICEF Halloween Carnival on your calendar! Youth will be hosting a haunted house, games and fun at the Carriage House. This will take place between services beginning at 10:15 a.m., so if you’re attending second service, come early. Donations and proceeds from ticket sales will be given to UNICEF. Volunteers top set up and clean up are appreciated.
Easter Egg Hunt
Youth hide Easter Eggs filled with candy and non-edible treats for younger children to enjoy a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. This is held on Easter Sunday, between services in the boxwood gardens behind the Meeting House.
Saturday to Sunday in September
The Campout on the Hill for MVUC Families and Friends takes place on a Saturday evening to Sunday morning in September. Participants pitch their tents in the Meadow and the fun includes a cook out, games, singing, storytelling and s’mores. Campers wake up to a pancake breakfast before attending worship. A small fee is charged to cover costs.
A few times a year, Meeting House Commons
Families, singles, friends of all ages join together for a relaxing – but sometimes competitive – evening of board, trivia, and performance games. Play an old favorite, or check out a new one! And what would Games Night be without a potluck? Bring a favorite dish to share. For more information contact MVUC’s Religious Education Assistant.
Holiday Craft Workshop
First Saturday in December
Make graham cracker houses; assemble wreathes with MVUC boxwood; and enjoy crafts. Fun for all ages! Come early to construct your house, enjoy crafts while it dries, then decorate it before the Sing-along and Pinata. A small supply fee is charged for those making cracker houses and wreaths. Volunteers appreciated.
Holiday Pizza Party, Sing-along & Pinata
First Saturday in December
Following the Holiday Craft Workshop on the first Saturday in December is the Community sing-along for all ages followed by a piñata for the kids. All your favorite carols and an MVUC favorite The Twelve Days of Christmas! No singing skills required! Be there for the unveiling of the piñata theme this year! Pizza available: free but donation appreciated.
Lasagna Dinner and Variety Show
First Saturday in March
The Annual Lasagna Dinner and Variety Show takes place on the first Saturday in March, and benefits the Coming of Age trip to Boston. Middle school youth and their parents coordinate the dinner, and all welcome to perform in the family friendly Variety Show. A sign-up sheet for the Variety Show will be in the Commons each Sunday in the spring.
At the start of Passover, MVUC holds a UU Seder, a multi-generational celebration commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and celebrating the liberation of all peoples. Volunteers appreciated. To register, sign up at the LSG table in the Commons, or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories and Music in the Garden
A Sunday afternoon in May
Talented adult performers from MVUC and FHP entertain in the enchanting walled boxwood garden behind the Meeting House. Families with young children are asked to bring a blanket for seating. Chairs are be available behind the blanket seating. Plan to enjoy a picnic supper during or after the performance. Lunch items and sweet treats and are available along with beer and wine. Donations for the performance and profits from food sales fund the MVUC/FHP Natural Playground Project. (In case of rain, event is inside the Meeting House Chapel.)