Faith Formation

Kids’ Faith Formation

We’re making some changes to KIDS’ FAITH FORMATION so we can get to know your children better. Beginning March 1, the first Sunday in Lent, worship will begin at 9:50 with a short segment designed especially for our children. Led by Donna Bristow and Sara Weatherman, we will share a story or start a project, introducing the theme for the service or highlighting the scripture for the day. Adults are welcome to look on. Clare will pick up on what the children are doing as part of her sermon. Children may then stay at the table or join their parents. Young children are welcome to join us for a few minutes before going to the nursery.

As Donna, Sara, and Clare develop this new project, ideas from parents and others are
welcome. Let us know what you think!


“Percolate” (Adult Formation) 8:30 a.m.

We are tackling Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor.
This book is a small window on a large subject. Set at a private liberal arts college in the foothills of the Appalachians, it is the story of a Christian minister who lost her way in the church and found a new home in the classroom, where the course she taught most often was Religions of the World.

The coffee is ready. Come on Sunday morning.

All Church Read

As part of our Lenten Journey, we invite you to participate in an “All church read” book study.

You can purchase the book “Evicted” from the UCC website


In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

On Tuesday April 7 at 5:30 p.m. come to Vista Grande for a soup supper and conversation. This is open to anyone, even if you haven’t read the book.