April ’22 nUUs from Religious Education

Rally for Ukraine, Market Square

Happy Spring, Dear Ones

Consider trying the all-ages April Awakening Adventure, which is a self-guided exploration of this month’s church theme. It asks everyone to spend 10 minutes sitting outside each day, with a daily prompt intending to increase our awareness of the awakening world around us and inside of us.

CLICK HERE for all of the details and printable materials, or email me if you have questions!

In other news, we will hold Families Tuugether again this month, on Saturday, April 9th, 5:00-7:30. If you’ve never participated, it’s a free date night for parents, while kids have social time together. Last month we pulled out the bouncy house, after a couple of years in storage! RSVP by 5pm day before.

Lastly, it’s almost Easter, and we’re ready for a good old-fashioned egg hunt! Join us for a multi-generational worship (no RE classes) on April 17th in the sanctuary, followed by egg hunt outside if weather is good, and indoors if not!

That’s what I’ve got for you right now. Your turn–what do you want me to know?

Be in touch,

JenDD🤟🏼♥️

If you haven’t yet, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN, whether you plan to attend regularly or not! It is tremendously helpful for us to keep track of who our young people are and what we need to know about them.CLICK HERE for RE registration!


What you need to know this month… 

Click Linked Items for additional Details:

Click here for 2021-2022 RE Program Information

  • Friday,April 1st:
    • High School OWL meets at Court St, 6:30-8:30
  • Sunday, April 3rd:
    • Worship at 10:00a, in person and live on YouTube. Sermon offered by Kirsten Hunter
    • Young Church meets downstairs following TFAA
    • Coming of Age meets with parents! 9:45-11:00, Piscataqua Room
    • 6th/7th grade Service Learning meets 10:00-11:00, Carson Room
    • OWL 7 meets 4:00-5:30, social hall
    • Senior Youth meets 4:00-5:30p Upstairs at Court St building
  • Friday, April 8th:
    • 10th/11th grade OWL meets at Court St, 6:30-8:30p
  • Saturday, April 9th:
    • High School OWL meets for special session, 9:30a-2:30p
    • Families Tuugether, 5:00-7:30p. RSVP to JenDD
  • Sunday, April 10th:
    • Worship at 10:00a, in person and live on YouTube. Sermon offered by Reverend Susan
    • April Awakening Adventure check-in on church lawn, 11:15-11:45a
    • Young Church meets downstairs following TFAA
    • Coming of Age meets with mentors 9:45-11:00, Piscataqua Room
    • 6th/7th grade Service Learning meets 10:00-11:00, Carson Room
    • OWL 7 meets 4:00-5:30, social hall
    • Senior Youth meets 4:00-5:30p, Upstairs at Court St building
  • Friday, April 15th:
    • 10th/11th grade OWL meets for FINAL SESSION at Court St, 6:30-8:30p
  • Sunday, April 17th:
    • Easter Worship at 10:00a, in person and live on YouTube. Sermon offered by Reverend Susan
    • Egg hunt following worship!
    • No RE classes today
  • Sunday, April 24th:
    • Worship at 10:00a, in person and live on YouTube. Sermon offered by Endowment Committee
    • Young Church meets downstairs following TFAA
    • Coming of Age meets with mentors 9:45-11:00, Piscataqua Room
    • 6th/7th grade Service Learning meets 10:00-11:00, Carson Room
    • OWL 7 meets for FINAL SESSION 4:00-5:30, social hall. Parents, join us from 5:00-5:30!
    • Senior Youth meets with parents, for Whole Hearts session 2, 4:00-5:30p upstairs at Court St building
  • Sunday, May 1st:
    • Worship at 10:00a, in person and live on YouTube. Sermon offered by Reverend Susan
    • Young Church meets downstairs following TFAA
    • Coming of Age meets 9:45-11:00, Piscataqua Room
    • 6th/7th grade Service Learning meets 10:00-11:00, Carson Room
    • Senior Youth meets with parents for Learning Journey Session 4, 4:00-6:00p upstairs at Court St building

April’s Theme is “Awakening

Our UU faith in practice and action:

  • April Awakening Adventure: An all-ages exploration of our church theme, involving a daily 10 minute sit time outside, along with a prompt. Find all info and materials HERE.
  • Easter Egg Birdseed Ornaments: Easter and Earth Day both happen in April this year. Try this craft that celebrates both holidays!
  • Read “Rechenka’s Eggs” by Patricia Polacco, a Russian-Ukranian story about a woman who finds miracles when she awakens to the pain and suffering of a goose. Watch the read-along HERE

Chalice Lighting for mealtimes this month:

What to Remember When Waking 

David Whyte 

Full poem at http://www.stevenkharper.com/whattorememberwhenwaking.html?utm_source=pocket_mylist 

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake… 

there is a small opening into the new day… 

Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window 

toward the mountain presence of everything that can be 

what urgency calls you to your one love? 

What shape waits in the seed of you 

to grow and spread its branches… 

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