Setting the Table, adapted from Rev. Laurie Bushbaum November 21, 2021

Child #1: Why do we set the table?

Adult #1:

We have a table here
because we believe in community,
in what we have to give to
and receive from one another.
We are fed in relationship
and the table is our symbol.

Child #2: Why do we ... read more.

March & April Coloring Pages! February 27, 2021

Here are the coloring pages we’ll be using for the MLUC Seder on 3/28 and the Easter service on 4/4!


color-seder-plate with transliterations (PDF)

Easter Service:

coloring_page_crocus-1 (PDF)


the_promised_land (PDF)


cross-coloring-page-celtic-cnt-mls (PDF)

Meaning Making Circle January 7, 2021

As the events of this week have unfolded we may have felt angry, sad, scared, and confused.  The media, pundits, and our friends and family have explored what happened and why.  But what does it mean to us?  Making meaning is a core human activity ... read more.

Care, Connect, Commit September 1, 2020

What will faith development programming for children and youth look like this fall at MLUC?

I’ve been asking myself that with varying degrees of curiosity, despair, and determination for months.  Luckily, I do not have to figure out the answers all by myself!  In August we ... read more.

May this light transform our lives May 1, 2020

These are the chalice lighting words I use when I lead a class with our children from church.  They are based on our MLUC mission statement:

May this light transform our lives,

Reminding us of how much we are loved

Inspiring us to serve the world

And welcoming us ... read more.

What We Love About the Earth April 19, 2020

These images were shared by members and friends of MLUC in response to a request for folks to share images that show what we love about the Earth.  Some of them were used in the worship service on April 19, 2020.  ALL of them are ... read more.

What can a person do to bring back the world? April 1, 2020

The week of March 15, most of our lives changed dramatically and suddenly.  The news is scary, our routines have been affected in various ways, many of us may be facing loss of income, and perhaps worst of all, we really don’t know how long ... read more.

Faith in Action February 27, 2020

Each month, a small team of dedicated volunteers and I set up a Faith in Action program for kids to participate in on the 2nd Sunday.  In February, we coordinated with Ed Barrett to make care packages for residents of the Pocopson home. Here is ... read more.

Dedication January 20, 2020

A minister I used to work with used these words in every child dedication he led:

We wish for you a love of life and a life of wonder.
May you find love and peace and wisdom, and may you know yourself.

How are you, how is ... read more.

Our Whole Lives January 1, 2020

Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a life-saving, faith-based, age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education program created by the Unitarian Universalist Association with the United Church of Christ. MLUC has a long and proud tradition of offering OWL classes for all ages (as well as About Your ... read more.