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Religious Education May 7th

Humor in Art – By Margret Hofheinz-Döring/ Galerie Brigitte Mauch Göppingen, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia

Spirit Play will look towards our 7th principle as we celebrate May Day and wonder about our place in the interdependent web of life and how best to care for the earth.

UU Explorers will continue with their Toolbox of Faith and look at humor as a tool of our faith tradition, using the metaphor of sandpaper. Sandpaper symbolizes humor in that it is a tool which smooths the rough edges of life. In this session, participants will engage in and reflect on humor and laughter, and examine their place in helping us survive and enjoy the life we are given. Humor can be an affirmation of life and a source of inner spiritual strength that helps us connect to others and look honestly at ourselves. The children will also examine the difference between humor that is cruel — such as jokes based on stereotypes — and humor that opens us up to healing laughter. Humor can heal when we laugh with others, and can harm when we laugh at others.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.