Milestones & Moments

Milestones & Moments

Baby/Child and Parent Dedications

All ages

August 28
September 18
November 20
December 18

When we dedicate children to God, parents make  a covenant to raise their children in homes where the Spirit of Christ is present and the UCC faith community makes a covenant to pray for, serve and support these families. We are reminded of God’s promise of love for all of God’s children when we surround families in prayer and covenant. There is no perfect age for your child and family to participate in dedications. When you are ready, please contact [email protected] to confirm a dedication or visit our website for more information.

Blessing of the Backpacks

August 14

During TEN:10 and 11am worship we will bless the beginning of the school year with our blessing of the backpacks. Elementary children in our Discovery or Children’s Worship programs will go together to the service of blessing. Preschool parents can bring their children to the worship service and join in the blessing too. Each child will receive a blessing backpack tag to remind them that they are loved and prayed for by their church.

BRIDGE

Begins August 21 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

New program for fourth, fifth and sixth graders on Sunday evenings. Friendships and faith development are both changing during this critical period. Bridge will give kids a chance to grow in faith and bridge into the Youth program.

Parent's Night Out

September 30 (RSVP Deadline September 18)
November 4 (RSVP Deadline October 30)

Compassion is one of our core values and large amounts of it are required when raising young children. Everyone in a family needs a chance to re-charge their compassion batteries and Parents Night Out is designed to help everyone. Children, infants through fifth grade, are invited to spend a fun night at UCC creating relationships while parents have an opportunity to get away and reconnect. Join us!

Bible Storytelling Workshop

University Christian Church is committed to helping children with literacy. One area of often forgotten literacy skills are in the art of retelling stories. Rebekah Carlile and Leigh Scanlon, founders of Story Stage, focus on helping children learn all skills of literacy and are bringing their unique skills and techniques to our parents to encourage families to tell and re-tell Bible stories with ease and meaning. Join us for breakfast, how-to skills, and take away resources to help your children’s literacy and faith growth.

More details to come!

Family Service Sunday

A New Adventure in Faith Formation
September 18 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Learning to serve others is a powerful experience for children who have a God-given capacity for compassion. Mark your calendar now and join us for something new–a special outreach project called Family Service Sunday. This hands-on experience for families will teach us about loving our neighbors. Each unique project will be designed for all ages, with plenty of time to connect with other families. Friends are welcome! UCC is committed to helping families grow in faith as we learn what it means to follow Jesus.

Trunk-or-Treat!

October 23 | 5:00pm-6:30pm

Join in our gift to the community of a fun, safe Halloween experience as families trick-or-treat, trunk to trunk. We need you to serve by decorating your trunk and having fun welcoming our community. Be a part of the joy of costumes, candy, games and new friends. Keep an eye out for more details about volunteering to serve and have fun.