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Peace Camp is in-person this year at St. Andrew Presbyterian in Boulder. This half-day camp teaches kids peacemaking skills. This year, our focus is compassion. We'll have fun with songs, art, science, games and stories of faith while we learn about how compassion for ourselves, others and the world leads to peaceful action. Register by clicking here.

 

 

I'm excited about summer plans for kids and youth here at UCC Longmont. In addition to Peace Camp and the offerings at La Foret, we're going to return to having in-person gatherings for children and youth. 

This summer our children and youth programs will build around time in the garden. Kids will plant, play and tend to gardens while learning about God. They’ll explore plants of the Bible, get their hands dirty as they wonder about the many biblical images of God as a gardener, and deepen their love for creation. 

Christi Walker, a church member, gardener extraordinaire and educator will be leading these groups, along with Rev. Amelia and adult volunteers. Christi's passion for sustainability, food justice, and native plants and growing techniques are contagious. 

Like our pre-pandemic Spark! and Ignite! groups, we'll have one Sunday a month for grades K-5 and grades 6-12 to meet after worship. They'll gather from 11:30-1:00. 

In order to take advantage of the garden season, we're also adding a Monday night gathering for each age group in June and July. Take a look at the 
full schedule here and watch for a flyer in your snail-mailboxes in the next week. For now, mark your calendars for May 16 (K-5) and May 23 (6-12)!

In addition to being outdoors, our practice will be to wear masks unless we're sitting or working farther than six feet apart. We'll be well within current CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for covid safety. We'll also maintain lists of attendees for contact tracing, and will keep an eye on emerging guidelines and will make adjustments as needed. Rev. Sarah and I feel very comfortable with these measures and we're looking forward to a fun summer reconnecting in person!



Children and youth are welcome and valued at UCC Longmont. We believe that children aren’t just the future of the church, they’re an important part of our community right now. We work hard to include them in all things.


  • In community worship, young people Bring in the Light every Sunday and are involved in leading as liturgists, communion servers and ushers. We believe that community worship is important, which is why children are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary and worship with their families. (You’ll hear Pastor Amelia or Pastor Joanne make that announcement every single Sunday.)
  • There’s a table with activity bags, books and coloring pages at the back of the sanctuary.
  • We also have a Cuddle Room at the back of the sanctuary for the convenience and comfort of kids and their parents. This room has toys, a crib and comfortable adult furniture. Feel free to use it anytime but know that it’s just as common to see kids working their wiggles off in back of the sanctuary or standing in the aisle to get a better view of what’s happening in front.
  • We also have a staffed nursery for infants through preschool-aged kids. Our two nursery attendants will be happy to watch your kids while you attend the service. You can drop them off anytime after 9:00 am and pick them up after the service.    

Children's Worship


Most Sundays, we offer the older children the option of attending a special Children’s Worship during the regular service. Children’s Worship is led by either Rev. Amelia or a trained, background checked volunteer. Elementary school children start out in the sanctuary with their families and then may leave for Children’s Worship after the children’s sermon. In Children’s Worship, they do many of the same things folks are doing in the sanctuary but in a format that’s geared for young worshippers. As a group, we pray, hear a Bible story, think about it’s meaning and sing. Kids return to the sanctuary during the offering.



Intergenerational Worship Services 


Because we believe it’s important for all of us to worship together, we also designate First Sundays as intentionally multi-generational worship services. On the first Sunday of each month, a separate Children’s Worship isn’t offered. (The nursery is still available if you’d like.) Instead, the entire congregation stays together in the sanctuary for worship and communion. During the church year, we also designate some special holidays in multi-generational worship services: Christmas Eve, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter and Pentecost as well as other special services that may come up throughout our congregational life.