• How Do We Allow Children to Think for Themselves? September 30, 2021
    Notice how I’ve titled this blog post: I didn’t ask, How do we help children think for themselves? I certainly didn’t ask, How do we make children think for themselves? Children can think for themselves, and they like thinking for themselves! Oftentimes, the adults just need to get out of the way. That being said, ...
  • What Do We Mean When We Light Our Children’s Chalice? September 9, 2021
    “We light this candle to celebrate Unitarian Universalism.” At the beginning of our Sunday morning Children’s Chapel, we “light” a battery-powered tea light and say these words to signify that we are starting a special time together, a time to experience the values of our faith tradition. Using hand gestures, we continue to say the full chalice ...
  • What is Children’s Chapel at UUCS? July 15, 2021
    In short, it is how we will be doing Religious Education starting in August 2021. In May, we welcomed our children to the activity tables at the back of the sanctuary. In June, we moved those tables to the Thoreau Room, where we could be a little messier and a little louder — and eat ...
  • Teen Service Project March 30, 2021
    Youths ages 13 and up are invited to help with a service project on Saturday, April 17, from 4:00–5:00 p.m. As a follow-up to Transitions’ Mardi Bras fundraiser, we will be sorting bras that were collected. Transitions is a local nonprofit that “works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane.” This ...
  • Family Scavenger Hunt March 18, 2021
    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on the UUCS Grounds Update Families of all ages and configurations are invited to a Children and Family Ministry event on Saturday, April 17, any time between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Through a self-paced scavenger hunt, you will explore the church grounds and learn about our seven UU principles. ...
  • Virtual Children’s Chapel March 21, 2021 March 4, 2021
    Join us for a virtual children’s chapel on Sunday, March 21. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom — look for the link in the weekly church email! The event is geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 12 and their parents/caregivers, though all are welcome. We will be reflecting on our “future ...
  • Upcoming Virtual Children’s Chapel February 11, 2021
    Join us on Sunday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. for another virtual children’s chapel! We will build community and do some hands-on activities to explore the power of positive mindset. The service is geared toward children 4–12 and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Gronholz at re@uuspokane.org.
  • Virtual Children’s Chapel on Sundays January 14, 2021
    Stephanie Getman Gronholz is delighted to begin her work as the Religious Education Specialist at UUCS. She has worked at a variety of schools for the past 15 years — at large high schools and middle schools in Denver, a small parent partnership school in Spokane Valley, a charter school in downtown Spokane, a dance ...
  • Introducing Stephanie Gronholz, Our New Religious Education Specialist December 3, 2020
    It is a great pleasure to formally welcome Stephanie Gronholz as our new Religious Education Specialist beginning in January. Stephanie and her husband Shane and their son Max have been members of our congregation since 2018. She’s a professional educator with plenty of passion for teaching and working with kids. Here’s a little from Stephanie ...