Our special Intergenerational Church School days intentionally take into account the fact that there are learners of different ages and experiences in attendance. The programs seek to teach to the hearts of everyone present.
Intergenerational teaching and learning benefits both adults and children. It provides opportunities for all generations to understand the material differently and benefit from another perspective. It is a unique opportunity for the young to learn from the old, and for the old to learn from the young.
Examples of past Intergenerational programs include: World Communion Bread Making, Advent Wreath Making, Advent Spiral, and Holy Week Walk.
While we would like to strongly encourage participation from people of all ages, United Parish Safe Church Policy requires that children be accompanied by an adult.
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Join us Sunday, November 27, as we kick off Advent with an Intergenerational Advent Wreath Making Workshop.
We will gather in the Chapel at 9:45 am and each family will be provided with materials to make their own advent wreath to take home.
Families of all sizes are welcome—so invite your friend or roommate to come with you or come with all your extended family in tow! Advent devotionals will also be available for use in tandem with the wreath you create.
Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us as we continue a centuries long tradition and joyfully await the coming of the Christ child.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All supplies will be provided (including snacks).
If you would like to register for a music group, come to a rehearsal @ 9:00am on Sunday mornings and the forms and permission slips will be available. If you would like to register for church school, come to the 2nd floor on Sundays @ 9:45am and ask any teacher for forms.
If you are not a part of the United Parish family, you and your children and youth are welcome!!! If you would like to become involved in church school or any of the music groups, contact Alisa Joyce, who coordinates the Christian Education programs, or Susan DeSelms, Minister of Music.
Look HERE to learn more about the different children and youth music opportunities.
United Parish's GreenUP Ministry team hopes that you will join them on Sunday, April 26th, for a special Intergenerational Church School in honor of Earth Day.
As we celebrate the return of warm sunshine and spring flowers, we will gather to thank God for miraculous gift of our planet Earth and all the wonders it contains.
In addition, building on our recent theme of "creation stewardship," or caring for the world in the way God intends, we will think about how we can all work together to ensure the health of the earth. We come together to do this to honor and respect God, and to help ensure a healthy world for the children who will inherit it.
Please join us this Sunday at 9:45am in Willet Hall, for a special Earth Day Intergenerational Sunday School. Whether you are 5 or 85, are a regular at Church School or have never been, you are welcome! Please come to help us celebrate all the gifts that God has given us in our beautiful earth, and rhink about how we can help care for it in the way God wants.
Please note, that if the weather cooperates, we will be leaving United Parish to go for a short walk. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The GreenUP team thinks that there couldn't be a better topic to work together across the generations. Come because you are interested, or because you would like to take a walk outside on a beautiful day, or perhaps you would like to meet someone new, or to raise your voice in song - are maybe even because you would like to do all of these!