This Week in CYP


This Week in
Children’s and Youth Programs

It’s a regular Sunday this week, with classes working on session eight of their curricula for the year. Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade will gather in the Presidents’ Room until 10:00 a.m. when their guides will lead them to their classrooms. Middle and high school youth will attend the 10:00 service in the Sanctuary.

In Children’s Chapel, Shannon Boston will read "The Old Man who Said ’Why’" by e. e. cummings, about the incredible power behind a simple question.

We'll have a selection of Spiritual Expressions classes, with the exception of Yoga, which returns in the New Year, and "Not So Bored Games," whose place will be filled by Legos this week. See the schedule for a list of available classes and age ranges.

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Kindergarten Tree Trimming

Our kindergarteners enjoyed making paper chains to add to the tree in Emerson Hall. We love to have parent volunteers in our classrooms - won’t you join us?

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What’s Happening This Sunday


Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Kids in Kindergarten - 6th grades will gather in their regular classrooms for the seventh session of their classes.

1st & 2nd Grade

Taking it Home
Complete Lesson

World of Wonder
Session 8,
"Life-Giving Plants"

3rd & 4th Grade

Taking it Home
Complete Lesson

Signs of Our Faith
Session 8,
"Memorial Rituals"

5th & 6th Grade

About the Curriculum

Foundations in Social Justice
Session 8,
"Acting for Racial Justice"

7th - 12th Grade

7th through 12th grade will attend the 10:00 service in the Sanctuary.


Coming Soon

On December 23, enjoy our first-ever Christmas Pageant during the Traditional Service at 10:00. Bring your friends and family to join in this festive event, and sing some of your favorite Christmas carols! This special intergenerational service is great for all ages and will be led by Shannon Boston and Rev. Marlin Lavanhar.

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Kids caroling


Schedule for Sunday,
December 16, 2018


Morning Activities

Early Childcare (Infant - Pre-K)
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. ǀ Infants Room 112 ǀ Toddlers & Pre-K Room 113

Early Gathering (Kindergarten and older)
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. ǀ Presidents’ Room

Play, Exploration, Creativity and Circle Time
9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. ǀ Pre-K ǀ Room 5

7th & 8th Grade OWL (Our Whole Lives) Parent Meeting
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ǀ Thoreau Lounge
This is a required session for Middle School OWL sessions beginning in January, 2019. If you are unable to attend, please contact Shannon Boston.


Religious Exploration 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


K - 6th Grade

K - 6th graders meet for Religious Exploration

Kindergarten: Room 6
1st & 2nd: Presidents’ Room
3rd & 4th: Artists’ Atelier
5th & 6th: Room 128

7th - 12th Grade

Attend service in the Sanctuary

Parents of 9th Graders:
A Coming of Age parents' meeting will take place in Room 120 following the service. Boston trip deposits are due!


Snack & Social Time
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Dress for the weather!

Children’s Chapel
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
led by Shannon Boston


Spiritual Expressions
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

For kids in kindergarten
through 8th grade

Legos Freestyle
Presidents’ Room (all ages)
Visual Arts
Artists’ Atelier (all ages)
Room 129 (grades 2 - 8)
Banks of the Nile (grades 3 - 8)
Dungeons, Dragons and Divinity
Room 128 (grades 4 - 8)


Pick-up Time 12:45 p.m. in the Family Room


Afternoon and Evening Activities

Middle School Youth Group
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ǀ Sponge Room

All Choir Holiday Concert
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ǀ Sanctuary

Holiday Concert Reception
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ǀ Emerson Hall

High School Youth Group
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ǀ Sponge Room
Holiday Party in the Sponge Room following the Choir Reception. Blind Gift Exchange Game - please bring 1 wrapped gift (less than $10) to exchange. Join us for food, games, and fun!