April’s Theme is Earth and Renewal

Little darling, it’s been long cold lonely winter. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun …   -George Harrison






In this month’s workshops, kids will be learning about the relationship between population growth and the earth’s resources as they make models with Bob Rode, get their hands dirty as they learn about gardening and potting plants for our church’s upcoming sale with Lisa Pantea and Beth Misner, make percussion instruments from recycled materials with Jason Dufair, and learn about water conservation as they paint a rain barrel with Rae Schnapp.

April 7- preschool w/Bob, 1st-3rd grade w/ Lisa, 4th-6th grade w/Jason

April 14- preschool w/Beth, 1st-3rd grade w/Jason, 4th-6th grade w/Bob

April 21- preschool w/Jason, 1st-3rd grade w/Bob, 4th-6th grade w/ Lisa

April 28th- Children’s Chapel followed by painting rain barrels with Rae

**Special Note: Because some of our activities take us outside this month and are potentially messy, please pay special attention to the schedule and dress your child in clothes it’s okay to get dirt or paint on when their class is doing one of those activities!!

The youth group will be working on plans for the worship service they are in charge of leading May 5th (you for sure will not want to miss church that Sunday!)  And finally, in case you missed the earlier announcement, the youth have not only met, but EXCEEDED their Heifer goal of raising $5000.  With deepest appreciation for  all the support you have given them from our youth, the group raised a total of $5816.86!!   BOOM!   Project is complete!

Upcoming District Youth Events: 

*April 26-28- Jr. High Election CON  (Youth age 6th-8th grade and their adult leaders)

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN

*May 17-19th- Sr High Bridging CON, Louisville KY

Register for these and other district/regional events through the regional website: http://www.midamericauua.org/

And make sure your advisor and DRE know of your plans!!


Check Out These Upcoming Opportunities!


Jr. High Election CON

(Youth age 6th-8th grade and their adult leaders) Saturday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th

All Souls Unitarian Church

Indianapolis, IN

 Registration will be available soon at http://www.midamericauua.org/
For High Schoolers & Adults of All Ages: UU College of Social Justice

The UU College of Social Justice was launched in June 2012 to help Unitarian Universalists deepen and sustain the work of justice in their congregations and communities.  

One way to accomplish this is through experiential learning: programs that help you

cross boundaries

gain insight


imagine new ways

to bring your faith together with a yearning to make a difference in the world.

 In the coming year, UUCSJ will offer

  • two Youth      Justice Trainings for high school youth (Boston and New Orleans);
  • a      youth-focused Civil Rights Pilgrimage;
  • young adult      summer internships with UUA and UUSC partners in the US and overseas; and
  • experiential      learning journeys for adults of all ages to destinations within the US and      abroad.

Woven through each of these programs is a curriculum designed to help us engage our own faith more authentically as we learn how to harness ourselves to the justice work that calls us.


For more information visit www.uucsj.org