Our special Intergenerational Church School days intentionally take into account the fact that there are learners of different ages and experiences in attendance. The programs seek to teach to the hearts of everyone present.
Intergenerational teaching and learning benefits both adults and children. It provides opportunities for all generations to understand the material differently and benefit from another perspective. It is a unique opportunity for the young to learn from the old, and for the old to learn from the young.
Examples of past Intergenerational programs include: World Communion Bread Making, Advent Wreath Making, Advent Spiral, and Holy Week Walk.
While we would like to strongly encourage participation from people of all ages, United Parish Safe Church Policy requires that children be accompanied by an adult.
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In the spirit of puzzles and problem solving, we have moved our First Friday gathering to the second Friday of the fourth month (this Friday!). Join us for a night of word games, puzzles and other mind-bending fun! The event will begin at 8pm and Kate Hendrix will be our puzzle-guide. Come for the challenge and we promise you will stay for the chuckles. Check your email for the Zoom details. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Palm Sunday Sunday, March 28
11am Worship on YouTube. Watch at youtube.com/UnitedParishinBrookline
2:00-3:30pm Palm Sunday Promenade and Palm Pickup under the Steeple
Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 1
6:45pm Guided Foot and Hand Washing Ritual on Zoom.
Prepare a basin of water and/or wash cloth and towel and re-enact this loving, serving act of Jesus to his disciples (recounted in John 13). You can choose whether to wash your own hands or feet and/or do it for others who join you at home.
7pm Worship and Communion on Zoom
Prepare communion at home (wine & bread, juice & crackers, tea & scones, milk & cookies, whatever works for you). We will remember Jesus' last gathering with his disciples and share this holy meal in small groups, just as we do in our Sanctuary.
Find the Zoom details in the weekly newsletter. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list.
Good Friday Friday, April 2
7pm Tenebrae Worship on YouTube.
We commemorate the darkest night of the liturgical year, as we reflect on the seven last words of Jesus during his execution, with contemporary and historical images of the ways we travel these stations in everyday life. This is a powerful, moving, and provocative worship experience.
Watch at youtube.com/unitedparishinbrookline
Holy Saturday, April 3
10am-2pm Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry at the Chapel Ramp Door
10am-12pm Preschool/Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt in Memorial Park
1pm-3pm Children's Clothing Drive at the Chapel Ramp Door
4pm-5pm Church School Easter Egg Decorating Workshop on Zoom
Easter Sunday, April 4
11am Festival Worship on YouTube. Join us for the joy of Resurrection Day with virtual worship on our YouTube page, followed by Zoom Coffee Hour. We will send out a reminder and link on Easter morning. Watch at youtube.com/UnitedParishinBrookline
12pm Coffee Hour on Zoom. Check your email for the details.
1-3pm Easter Flowers Available for Pick-Up on the Front Lawn.
It’s time to join in (physical) community with each other and the Creator again! We will pray, sing, and hike together at Middlesex Fells Reservation (in the Medford area) this Saturday, March 20 from 2-4pm.
Bring your mask, water, shoes with traction, journal/Bible/pen if you desire, and hopefully a friend. We will be socially-distanced and masked. Children and youth should be accompanied by parents or guardians. Dogs are welcome in the reservation, as long as they are leashed! The hike will be moderate to difficult.
Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation (State Park). The official address is 4 Woodland Rd., Stoneham, MA 02180. We will meet at the Crystal Springs Parking Lot (https://goo.gl/maps/o9CyUTrGpGqepfy69), which is on Lynn Fells Parkway, between W. Wyoming Ave and Fellsview Rd.
Please RSVP to Katharine at email@example.com by 12pm on Saturday, March 20. You can also contact Katharine with questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!