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Religious Exploration February 18th

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Please Note: RE is in need of adult volunteers! Our RE classes are a great time of learning and growth for the children of First Parish, and our children benefit greatly from the amazing support and instruction provided by our volunteers. If you are available either to lead or assist in Nursery or Spirit Play, please contact the DRE:

Spirit Play: TBA

Explorers: The ancient Greek’s held a belief that there are eight distinct types of love. During this Sunday’s exploration, we will be talking about the concept of “Philautia” or self-love. The Greeks understood that in order for us to be able to care for others we must first learn to care for ourselves. This type of self-love is the antithesis of selfish, vain love or self-obsession because it focuses on the Buddhist philosophy of self-compassion, and of spreading care and love by first being comfortable in one’s own skin. You cannot share what you do not have, and love is no different. Love must start  with the self before you can love anyone else.

As a side note: we will also begin planning/discussion participation in the annual Family Promise Walk-

Nursery care: Our littlest UUs will have their class as usual in the SED room on the first floor.

 

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Religious Exploration February 2018

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

The Season of love is upon us, and with it comes another shift in focus for the children and youth of First Parish. As the exploration of self and world continues, this month’s theme will allow us to discuss ways in which we might each spread loving kindness out into the world. While our younger UU’s continue on their journey through story and play, our older members in the Explorers class will be discussing what love means to them, and the ways in which they might express it each and every day. We will talk about how things like choice, self-awareness, and sacrifice can help to manifest our intentions in amazing and sometimes unexpected ways. There will be a Valentine’s Day workshop Sunday, February 11th during class. This would be a great opportunity for the children to work on their Valentines, so feel free to provide a list if you are so inclined! As always, any child who expresses an idea or project they would like to undertake during RE classes is free to make suggestions! Parent feel free to email any thoughts or ideas to the DRE.

 

Please Note: RE is in need of adult volunteers! Our RE classes are a great time of learning and growth for the children of First Parish, and our children benefit greatly from the amazing support and instruction provided by our volunteers. If you are available either to lead or assist in Nursery or Spirit Play, please contact the DRE:

Spirit Play: This week Sunday, February 11th, our spirit play class will be led by Luka! The children will hear the frog lesson and dive into the science source.  Afterwards, the children will have a chance to learn more about frogs and do fun, individual projects.

Explorers:  This Sunday our Explorers will be discussing the six kinds of love, and the places they may see some of them in their everyday lives. During this class, the children will be taking part in our Valentine Workshop, a chance for them to let the creative juices flow!

Nursery care: Our littlest UUs will have their class as usual in the SED room on the first floor.

 

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Religious Exploration February 4th

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This week in spirit play the children will hear the story of “Grand Dad’s Prayer for the Earth”, a story about prayer and nature.  Afterwards, we will learn how to meditate and pray for ourselves. The class will be held in the commons upstairs.

Explorers:  Moving into our February theme of “Love” our last weekend of Harry Potter will feature popcorn theology – During this Sunday our explorers will be watching select clips from the Harry Potter films and discussing the different types of love, as well as how things such  as choice, sacrifice and inclusion can play into the types of love that evolve in the world.

Nursery care: Our littlest UUs will have their class as usual in the SED room on the first floor.

 

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Religious Exploration January 28th

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This Week in Spirit Play the children will listen to the story of the lazy bear, which is a story about making and keeping promises.  Afterwards, we will discuss important promises that we make and do a special promise craft activity.

Explorers:  This week our Explorers will continue their discussion and activities around social inequality, and social justice in action! Ask them about their water well project! As a fun activity based in our Harry Potter theme of the month, we will also be hosting a very special game of Quidditch between the houses; this promises to be a fun and exciting RE! See you all Sunday –

Nursery care: Will be held in the SED classroom, as usual, now combined with Spirit Play

 

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Religious Exploration January 21st

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

 

Spirit Play: This Week in Spirit Play the children will be hearing the story of The Stone Cutter, which is a story about greed.  After hearing the story they will have a discussion about it and make rock pets as an activity.

Explorers:  Grab your popcorn! This week’s popcorn theology all about the plight of the house-elves and social inequality! Our Explorers will get a chance to discuss the living and working conditions of J.K. Rowling’s creatures of servitude while applying those thoughts to the world around us.

Nursery care: Will be held in the SED classroom as usual, now combined with Spirit Play –

 

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