Family Update for December 10 2020

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Chalice Weekly Family Update
December 10, 2020

December’s theme is Stillness

Sunday Morning Service at 10am 

Stillness Speaks
with Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn


As the darkness of this time of year closes in, and we remain sheltered in our homes, we visit the wisdom of stillness. Normally this time of year is frantic and exhausting. Can we do it differently this year, honoring the still small voice inside that yearns to guide us? Join us to hear stillness speak.

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Family Chapel 

Sundays 9-9:30am

Enjoy music, stories, and checking in with friends. Ideal for younger children through 3rd grade, but all are welcome!

Coming up for January – Crossing Paths: Quakerism 

Registration opens December 15

Sessions start January 10



Open to 4th through 8th graders, we explore a different religion each month through videos, discussions, and activities. This is highly recommended to youth in 7th and 8th grade, offering a strong base when they begin Coming of Age in the 2021-22 church year.

The link for this program will be sent to those who are registered.

For more information contact your DRE Sam Dickerson at

Camp Connect – A DeBenniville Pines Virtual Experience

This month at Camp Connect, Kids Connect through Fun and Games with Kathleen Moscato, Elementary Camp Dean

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020/ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. free – (youth in grades K-5 and their families)

 Click here to learn more and to register. And remember to put it on your calendar!


Save the Dates:

UU Sr. High Winter Camp Connections with Camping Ministries Adult Advisors

    Thursday-Sunday, December 31, 2020 – 3, 2021/ daily (youth currently in grades 9-12)

UU Elementary Winter Camp Connections with Shannon and Bill Stoker, Elementary Winter Camp Deans

      Friday-Sunday, February 5 – 7, 2021/ daily (youth currently in grades K-5)

If you have any questions, please contact them at

Find some stillness with a glitter jar

Making a glitter jar is a simple yet fun activity that also helps build a necessary skill. Mindfulness helps us become aware of the many thoughts, emotions, and urges we feel on a constant basis. When we feel all this in an already busy world, it’s hard to settle and see or think clearly.

Creating a glitter jar like this one from Blissful Kids can be a useful tool for preschoolers, teens, and adults. Having something to focus on, like swirling glitter settling to the bottom of your jar, offers a chance to still your mind and calm your breathing.

Make your own glitter jar, then join Sam during the Time For All Ages at this Sunday’s service when she shares her own story on this magical mindful moment.

Hanukkah begins December 10!

This year the first evening of Hanukkah is December 10. The celebrations will continue until December 18 when all the candles on the menorah are lit. It is a time for yummy traditional food, fun games like dreidel, and spending time with family and friends to share stories and special prayers.

To explain the story of Hanukkah, watch this video from You can also enjoy some of these activities to celebrate the Festival of Lights. 

We’re all a little different… and that’s AWESOME!

Please enjoy this great mini Tedx Talk with your family. 10-year-old Cole Blakeway embraces his own uniqueness and shares stories about his best friend, Steven, a 44-year-old man with Autism.

Be weird, be quirky, be odd. Be YOU and remember that you are loved just as you are.

Our mission: Religious Education empowers children and youth and supports families with tools to create a world of justice and compassion.

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