Springtime Celebrations for All Ages!

First of all–

All of the heart-and-star-eyes to everyone who came out and helped out with last night’s Multigenerational Pizza Party Mixer and made it such a blast! We had an awesome turnout, a big group of kids, lots of laughs, great conversations, and a wealth of exciting ideas about the future of Emerson’s ministry to children and families. MVP of the event goes to Carolyn Martin and Barbara Calvi, whose loving investments of time and energy made all of last night’s fabulous good times possible.

Don’t miss the next all-ages celebration at Emerson—Join us for Easter Sunday service and the annual “egg” hunt!

Want to help make it happen? Bring in donations for the West Valley Food Pantry—here is a list of their most-needed items—anytime before Easter Sunday (April 1st! No fooling!)

Last year’s Easter crowd, getting ready for the “egg” hunt!

Single-serving items and travel-size toiletries are especially in demand for the food pantry’s homeless clients, as well as being easier for little hands to pick up.

 

On Easter Sunday morning, children at church will be sorted onto one of four color-coded teams, and food-pantry donations will each get a colored egg label. Teams will hide each other’s Easter-eggs during the service; after

 

worship ends, the annual Egg-Hunt begins! There will be prizes and treats for all, and all items will be taken to the food pantry after the celebration, so everyone’s a winner.

 

Honoring Springtime

Most UU’s don’t consider Easter to be about the resurrection of Jesus; instead, we celebrate the re-awakening of the earth, the hope and promise of new life, and the beauty of the ever-changing seasons. For children and youth in Religious Education, we’ll spend some time outside over the next few Sundays, exploring Emerson’s garden and grounds and learning about the Pagan traditions of marking the solstices and equinoxes. Bring a sweater and come get earthy!

Spring Equinox 2018: Tuesday, March 20th

May you find balance—
Emmalinda MacLean
Director of Religious Education