Saturday, December 30, 2006

Upside Down Sunday is Coming to a Church Near You!

A very special thanks to Rev. Sean Parker the minister of South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Salt Lake City, Utah whose description of his own Upside-Down Day inspired me to present it as an idea to my own church.

On January 28th it is going to be a reality.

There is of course... some nervousness! The first time we do anything there is bound to be some nervousness. That doesn't mean that is not worth doing. I hope many people show up - we have a great service (although still in the planning stage) where Adults will get a sense of what Childrens worship feels like, and the children will hopefully get a better sense of what adult worship feels like.

I personally am very proud of the Religious Education Committee and Way Cool Sunday Volunteers for being brave enough to take on this challenge. It is scary right? I mean there is no curriculum for this, there is nothing on paper to follow, (except what we make for ourselves) and yet they have stepped up and took it on.

It is going to be a great and unique experience. Please come and take part!

Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Upside Down Sunday!
Worship Leaders: Nancy O. Arnold,
Rich Roberts, Jamie Goodwin, Rebekah Benner,
Becky Ensworth, and Liz Bright

We will gather in the sanctuary to begin our
worship together. Then – the adults will leave, and
the children will stay! What can we learn of the
religious life through the eyes of a child? “Building
Bridges” is the theme for today’s services.

1 comment:

Rev Sean said...

Glad to see the idea catching on! We had a great time--so great that we're doing it again on January 7th.

We experienced a couple of important outcomes: First, everyone had a lot of fun. And second, interest in RE from all adults (not just parents) went way up.

Rev. Sean