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
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.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 209 555 249
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 email@example.com.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 reformjudaism.org. 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.
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