Youth and Family Ministry
ALL YOUTH ARE WELCOME TO JOIN the USC Y&F Ministry this Sunday, Feb. 28, at 10 am on the Connecting with Community zoom room as we continue the Journey of Lent series. Following Opening Circle, we will divide into two class sessions. “The Inner Sanctuary” is the title of the Preschool/Elementary lesson, which focuses on understanding that our inner temple is sacred. When we turn to the Christ, we can empty it of all that is not for our highest good. The Uniteen/Y.O.U. will continue discussing the Unity booklet, Release and Renew: A Spiritual Practice for Lent 2021. The theme will be Now and Oneness and the intention is to realize that the kingdom of heaven and our wholeness with God is available to us all - here, now, and always.
FAMILY PRACTICE: Negative Thoughts Balloon Release: As a family invite each member to think of negative thoughts that they want to release. Write these thoughts on balloons and together have a ceremony to release the balloons and thoughts, clearing your “inner sanctuary.”
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Rev. Joanne's Lenten Sunday Series, Holy Vessels, begins Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Each of us is created as a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness–body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces.
In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken.
Beach glass is the symbol because beach glass is nothing but garbage thrown away that eventually gets worn into something beautiful.
February 21- Treasure. Rev. Joanne refers to a sermon by Charles Fillmore, "The Practical Application of Charity." Please click here for more information.
February 28- Safe Keeping
March 7 - Stories
March 14 - Different Pictures
March 21 - Restoration
Palm Sunday, March 28 - Holy, Wholly
Our Easter Celebration includes an online Good Friday Experience and a joyful Easter Service Sunday April 4.