Canoe Trip

Last Sunday our annual canoe trip to Pillsbury Crossing was a huge success (thank you Larry Weaver, Dan Swenson, and Doug Walter!).

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Tie Dye!

 

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Enemy Pie

What’s in Enemy Pie? Here are our thoughts…

Kindness, respect, loyalty, sense of humor, sharing, love, empathy, trust, integrity, honesty, laughter, quiet time, baking skills, blueberries, crust, good listening, giving, thankfulness, strawberries, friendship, forgiveness, generosity, shared interests, sanity, fairness, apples, responsibility, cherries, caring, and chocolate.

 

 

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Earth Day and Rock Art

Here is our lovely art work from Earth Day and our Rock Art, too!

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First the bits

Then melted

for beautiful results

And rock art!

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Bird Houses

We teamed up and made some lovely birdhouses!

Thank you Dan and Kathy!

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Proud builders!

Dan demonstrates a difficult maneuver

Kathy and Cade get to work

Burke and Violet repair a wayward nail

Molly and Jake discuss the next step

Noah is NOT hit in the head by Holden

Nick steadies the house as Griffin hammers

Ariana and Alexander make headway (left) as do Alaina and Virginia (right)

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Wind

We had a joyous time making pinwheels / weather vanes. Chasing the wind was even more delightful!

Thank you Dan and Kathy!

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Holiday Crafts

Join us on Sunday, December 3 as classes combine and Dan and Kathy Swenson share their artistic talents as we make a variety of Christmas crafts and ornaments. Parents are encouraged to join us after the service and create with their children since there won’t be a Saturday craft day this year. Bring a sack lunch and stay late (or have some of the provided macaroni and cheese).

I have a pretty warm spot in my heart for ornament making. When I was 8 years old we made ornaments in my UU Sunday school class. Now, 50 years later, I still have that ornament and get it out for our tree every year.

No kids in your life but you’d like to make some of the holiday crafts? Come join the fun either during Sunday school or after the service. Everyone is welcome!

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Abundance of Glitter

Here are the beautiful giving jars we created as we kick off our Guest at Your Table project.
Find out more on Sunday!
 
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Join the Peace Movement

Two workshops that may be of interest to our youth –
October 21: Calling All Peace Warriors (9th-12th graders)
Are you one of those teens or do you know a teen who hears the call to step up and stand for peace? Now is the time to answer that call. The world needs us, all of us, to be the peace we want to see in the world, but there is a special need for youth. The StillSpeaking Youth Group of First Congregational UCC Manhattan will be getting strong with exercises and practices that help us to be peace. This group is for youth of ALL religions, ALL genders, ALL sexual orientations, and ALL races.
October 22: Help Increase the Peace (6th-8th graders)
Do you want to make a more peaceful world and become a more peaceful person? Do you know a young person who does?  The StillSpeaking Youth Group at First Congregational UCC Manhattan will be working with 6th-8th Graders who want to learn how to be and create peace.
Both workshops are conducted by the youth leader at First Congregational Church in Manhattan.
For more information contact Sandy at dre@uufm.net

 

 

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Welcome Back Party

Welcome back to everyone! We hope you enjoyed your summer adventures! We celebrated our return with a party and started with our favorite, “pin the flame on the chalice”. The bounce house was tons of fun, and we worked up such a sweat that everyone was begging to be  in the sponge toss and have the sponges tossed directly at them – the wetter the better. Thanks to everyone for pitching in to help, bringing food to share, and cleaning up after the potluck.

Pin the flame

Keaton takes one in the face

Bounce, bounce, bounce

Drew and Varae bounce gently

What goes up must come down. Thanks to everyone for helping fold up the bounce house

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