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Adult Forum January Schedule

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Let’s Talk…Adults

By Teri Jewell

Adult Forum will not meet again until January, when we will continue our video discussions on The Challenge of Paul. Most participants like these videos and discussions, so it was decided to complete the series by the end of spring.

P.S. from Chelsea:

More Paul, please! The appealing vs. appalling Apostle is turning out to be pretty appealing….

As you can see from Teri’s note, Adult Forum is taking a break for Advent. If you haven’t had a chance to check out John Dominic Crossan’s video series on the Apostle Paul, you will still have a chance in the new year! Grab a cup of coffee and join Teri in the chapel for an interesting and enlightening series.

January 5 – The Future of Roman Christianity

January 12 – Vision & Vocation in Damascus

January 19 – The Long-Distance Apostle

January 26 – The God-Worshipers

Dr. Crossan is a major scholar in contemporary historical Jesus research. His latest book is How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation (2015).


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Download the Bell for December

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You can dowload a PDF of December’s Faith Formation Newsletter here.


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Faith Formation Calendar for December 2019

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FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

Every Sunday:

– Sunday School for grades K-8 (during worship, after children’s chat)

– Childcare during worship and after-church programs (in the nursery)

DECEMBER

Sunday December 1 – Advent begins! Special Christmas gift craft during Sunday School with Chris Osburn.

Thursday December 5, 5 pm – High school youth group outing to Temple Square and dinner at City Creek downtown.

Friday December 6, 6 pm – Hanging of the Greens. Decorate the Narthex with our HUCC giant Christmas Tree, make a craft, and enjoy holiday snacks and tunes.

Thursday December 12, 6 pm – “Elusive Joy” holiday grief worship service. It’s okay to be sad!

Friday December 13 – Project Elf Christmas gift tags are due for the Christmas Box House program for foster kids.

Saturday December 14, 7:30 pm – Wesley Bell Ringers Holiday Concert at HUCC – free and featuring two of our talented youth!

Tuesday December 17, 2:30 pm – Transitional Faith Formation Team meeting.

Thursday December 19 and Friday Dec 20 – Operation Sandwich and annual party at member’s home.

Sunday December 22, 11:45 am (after worship) – Children and Youth Rehearsal for Christmas Eve service music and pageant.

Sunday December 22, 5:30 pm – Annual Christmas Caroling around town. Meet at the church, and bring a treat to share afterward in Mac Hall.

December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 5 pm – Children’s Performance, Pastor Chelsea preaching.

Sunday December 29 – No Sunday School.

JANUARY

Sunday January 12, 11:15 am – Orientation to Confirmation Journey for all participating students and parents.

Sunday January 26, 11:15 am – “Where Do You Stand?” Confirmation Class for students and mentors.

Sunday January 26, 11:30 am – New Young Adult (ages 17-22) Group at HUCC – coffee outing after worship.

LOOKING AHEAD

March 13-15 – Spring retreat at La Foret in March for grades 6-12.

Sunday May 17 – Confirmation Sunday.

July 5-11 – Summer Camp for Grades K-8 at La Foret in Colorado.

July 12-18 – MADD Camp (Music, Art, Drama, Dance) for Grades 9-12 at La Foret in Colorado.

July 20-27 – UCC National Youth Event for ages 12-22 (travel with the Rocky Mountain Conference from Denver to Indiana).


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November Faith Formation Calendar

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NOVEMBER

Friday November 1 – Sunday November 3 – Fall Retreat at La Foret Camp in Colorado, for grades 6-12.

Thursday November 7, 6 pm – Children’s Chat meeting.

Saturday November 9, 1 pm – Installation of Rev. Chelsea Page at HUCC. This is a child-friendly event with a dessert potluck following!

Sunday November 10, after worship – Confirmation class begins! For grades 8-11 – high school INCLUDING EIGHTH GRADE. This will be a Question & Answer Session for all interested students and parents.

(Confirmation classes will take place two Sundays a month, after worship, from January-May.)

Monday November 11, 7 pm – HUCC Meditation Group for teens and adults. Open to ages 12 and up.

Thursday November 14, 12 pm – Pastor Chelsea presents on her ordination journey at Top of the Hill potluck luncheon.

Thursday November 14, 6 pm & Friday November 15, 4:30 pm – Operation Sandwich. Contact Jen Foulke about driving youth to the serving on Friday after school.

November 15-17 – Chelsea Page and Chris Gamble attend Our Whole Lives facilitator training at La Foret Camp in Colorado, for OWL grades 7-12 curriculum.

Week of November 19 – date TBD – Dinner and game night for high school youth in senior high youth room.

Wednesday November 20, 5:30 pm – Transitional Faith Formation Team meeting.

Friday November 22, 6:30 pm – Middle school (grades 6-8) Youth Group. Sock It To Me Drive intergenerational pizza party with Kathy Bray of VOA Women’s Shelter. All ages are welcome!

Saturday November 23, 9 am and beyond – Intergenerational Advent preparation day. Featuring all-church indoor cleanup, setting up the giving tree, and special Christmas gift-making for kids.

Sunday, November 24, 6:30 pm – Holladay Interfaith Council’s Annual Thanksgiving Service and Food Drive at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church.

Thursday November 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER

Sunday December 1 – Advent begins! Special craft during Sunday School.

Thursday December 5, 5 pm – High school youth group outing to Temple Square and dinner in Downtown Salt Lake City. All are welcome.

Saturday December 14, 7:30 pm – Wesley Bell Ringers Holiday Concert at HUCC – free and featuring two of our talented youth!

December 24, Christmas Eve Service – Children’s Performance.

Sunday December 29 – No Sunday School.

LOOKING AHEAD

March 13-15 – Spring retreat at La Foret in March for grades 6-12.

Sunday May 17 – Confirmation Sunday.

July 5-11 – Summer Camp for Grades K-8 at La Foret in Colorado.

July 20-27 – UCC National Youth Event for ages 12-22 (travel with the Rocky Mountain Conference from Denver to Indiana)


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Faith Formation Calendar from The Bell October 2019

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FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

Leadership meetings are in italics

Youth events are in bold

Every Sunday:

– Sunday School for grades K-8 (during worship, after children’s chat)

– Childcare during worship and after-church programs (in the nursery)

OCTOBER

Friday October 4, 6 pm  Blessing of the Animals, Outdoor Labyrinth.

Thursday October 10, 5:15 pm – High school planning meeting.

October 11-12 – Boundary Training for Chelsea Page in Denver.

Holladay Preschool Family Photo Fundraiser.

Sunday October 13 – Discipleship (Rally) Sunday.

Registration forms are due!

Monday October 14, 5 pm – Sunday School teachers meeting.

October 17-26 – Chelsea Page away for ordination.

Sunday October 20 – Utah Fall Break weekend.

Sunday School classes are combined for craft time.

Childcare available during congregational meeting after worship.

Friday October 25, 6:30-8 pm – Middle school (grades 6-8) Youth Group.

Saturday October 26, 7 pm – High schoolers (grades 9-12) and parents.

Meet and Greet with Rev. Chelsea.

NOVEMBER

Friday November 1 – Sunday November 3  Fall Retreat at La Foret Camp in Colorado, for grades 6-12.

Thursday November 7, 6 pm – Children’s Chat meeting.

Saturday November 9, 1 pm – Installation of Rev. Chelsea Page at HUCC.

Sunday November 10, after worship – Confirmation class begins!

For grades 8-9, but grades 10-12 are also welcome.

Question & Answer Session for all interested students and parents.

(Confirmation classes will take place two Sundays a month, after worship, from December-May.)

November 15-17 – Chelsea attends Our Whole Lives facilitator training at La Foret Camp in Colorado, for OWL grades 7-12 curriculum.

Wednesday November 20, 5:45 pm – Transitional Faith Formation Team meeting.

Friday November 22, 6:30 pm – Middle school (grades 6-8) Youth Group. Sock It To Me Drive intergenerational pizza party with Kathy Bray of VOA Women’s Shelter.

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday December 14, 7:30 pm – Bell Choir Holiday Concert at HUCC.

December 24, Christmas Eve Service – Children’s Performance.

Sunday December 29 – No Sunday School.

March 13-15 – Spring retreat at La Foret in March for grades 6-12.

Sunday May 31 – Confirmation Sunday.

July 5-11 – Children’s Summer Camp at La Foret in Colorado.

July 20-27 – UCC National Youth Event (carpool with the Rocky Mountain Conference from Denver to Indiana).


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Adult Forum from The Bell October 2019

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Let’s Talk…Adults

By Teri Jewell


Adult Forum will take on The Challenge of Paul led by a video series featuring John Dominic Crossan. Paul is one of Christianity’s most impactful, yet most debated and misunderstood figures. In the series, Crossan gives us the benefit of his lifelong search for the Paul of history to create a new understanding that sheds new light on Paul and why he is more relevant than ever today.


Because of events at church, Adult Forum will meet on the following days, unless there are other interruptions to our schedule:


October 6 – An Appealing or Appalling Apostle

November 3 – How to Read a Pauline Letter

November 10 – The Romanization of a Radical

November 17 – Jewish Covenant vs Roman Empire


Adult Forum meets after worship in the Chapel. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for an interesting and enlightening series.


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