Children’s Sunday – Bring the kids and request for help

Children’s Sunday is celebrated by multitudinous Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the country on the second Sunday in June.  This year Decorah UU will be among them.  We will have an intentionally multigenerational service that day with easily learned songs, a variety of readings, and even games.  (I’ll also have some activity books on hand for the easily bored.)  I’m asking y’all to bring the kids in your care to the service that day if you and they are willing!  In addition to being present, perhaps some of them would even like to help lead!  It would be great if I could get younger folks to read any of the below bits:

Today’s service relates to our 1st UU principle: Everybody is important.

  • Chalice Lighting

Come into the circle of love and friendship.

Come into the community of justice and goodness.

Come and you shall know peace and joy.

  • Extinguishing the Chalice

The flame is extinguished, but not our hope for the future, our courage in the face of crisis, or the love we share in all the world.

And I have a longer responsive reading one or more readers could help lead.

In addition, it would be great to have children and teenagers help sing the opening song.  We’re singing only the chorus of “I Am a Unitarian.”  I can help teach the kids the song ahead of time if they arrive at 9:45 that morning.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope to see many of you on Sunday, June 9.

Please contact Karen Esterl if you’ve got one or more volunteers who’d like to participate! Call (563-277-0093), text (404-578-7046), or email (