We provide multigenerational services several times a year. During these, the youth stay in the service and will even play a part in it. These are some examples:
Stone Soup: A meal made by and shared with the congregation and paired with a skit from youth that often takes an interesting twist off the traditional story of “Stone Soup”.
“Deck the Halls”: This event prepares our sanctuary for the Holiday season. Wreath making, paper chains and snowflakes to display, and yummy food after the service. A great way to enter into the spirit!
Flower Communion: Our Flower Communion is a UU tradition handed down from the original Czech Unitarian flower service held in1923. Each congregant brings a flower and takes away another from our shared bouquets. Children collect flowers in baskets before the service to be added to the bouquet in front of the Sanctuary.
Religious Exploration (RE) Sunday: Celebrating the year of Religious Exploration classes as they come to a close for the summer, youth participate in designing and giving the service. At this service there are also Bridging Ceremonies as youth become adults, able to participate in full membership in our community.
Throughout the Year: We have a Time for all Ages presenting a story or skit at most Sunday services. Also, many teachers in the Religious Exploration classes are not the parents of youth, but congregation members young and elder, who give back to our youth.