UCC Kids Grow in Service

UCC Kids Grow in Service


“I serve because God commands me to” was spoken by Lili Carey, adult UCC member and member of One Heart, Inc., during the Black History event held at First Congregational UCC on February 18th.  Lili and One Heart were gracious enough to show the UCC kids the ropes for preparing a meal for the Transition Center. While the meal was cooking, Lili and the UCC kids and parents dropped in on the Black History event being held upstairs. The kids were asked to say a few words on why they thought service was important. Many of them spoke and offered words like “it’s our duty to share our blessings”, “many people just need a little help sometimes in life” and “we have the resources to help so we should”. Profound and wise thoughts from our wonderful UCC kids! Six heaping grocery bags were filled with garbage collected by the kids in the neighborhood while the food was cooking, so Mother Earth got a boost, too.

We learn and grow by doing, so service will be a focus for the UCC kids in the years ahead. On March 28th, the UCC kids did their own meal for the Transition Center with the help of Bonnie Manning. While the food was warming, Kit Eilertson led the kids in creating a beautiful Peace/Easter Banner for outside the church.

During the month of April, the UCC children and youth are asking for contributions of items of use to the Sauk County Humane Society and are helping to present a “Blessing of the Animals” service in the church parking lot at 1 PM on Sunday, April 23rd.

Service grows our hearts and attunes us to God’s work. These events are the beginning of many more opportunities for our UCC kids to share their gifts.