Day of the Dead
Jesus Castillo-Salinas teaches interested members and friends about Día de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead), while children and youth make paper calaveras (sugar skulls) and papel picado (cut paper banners).

At UUCEL we love bringing groups together across the generations. You can expect to find regular programs that engage children and adults, from field trips to the nearby nature center, orchard and cider mill, or parks, to programs hosted at our church on holidays and world religions, music, and more. See our Newsletter for what events are happening this month!  Some other examples of past events include an interactive worship service about The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, field trips to Meijer Gardens and Hidden Lake Gardens, concerts and sing-alongs, and guided walks through our historic cemetery.

Regular Intergenerational Events:

  • December Holiday “Pageant” – Our holiday pageant often features adults as well as children engaging in creating a worship drama together.  Our “pageants” sometimes tell the nativity story, but other times tell stories of holidays from multiple world religions, or original stories about the Christmas season.

  • “Church Buddies” Month (February) – In February our adults and children exchange gifts all month long.

  • Monthly Intergenerational Services – These services bring our community together across generations on a monthly basis.  Usually centered on holiday celebrations, we weave together story and song and participator elements to create intergenerational worship.