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Religious Exploration October 15th

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit Play we will hear the Christian and Jewish story of the good Samaritan to learn about some of our UU principles. Afterwards, the children will be invited to think of times when they were a good neighbor and did nice things for other people, followed by other arts and crafts.

-Bailey-

UU Explorers: Last week’s Popcorn Theology was a snack-filled success, and this week we will be building on what we learned. We’ve come to realize that kindness is a key element of hospitality, so this week our Explorers will be taking part in a discussions and games geared towards a better understanding of the act of spreading kindness, after all how does one person change the world? “One act of random kindness at a time.”

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our volunteers in the upper level SED classroom. For those of you interested in volunteering in the Nursery, please note that all sermons can be heard from this room, which means you’ll never have to miss one!

Youth Group: Our Youth Group meeting will take place this Sunday at 7pm on October 15th, 2017 in the Commons. – Dinner will be provided.

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Religious Exploration October 8th

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit play we will be listening to the story “I live in the Universe” in order to learn more about science, one of our UU sources.  After listening to the story and discussing it, we will do arts and crafts activities related to science which the kids will be able to bring home.

-Bailey-

UU Explorers: Grab your popcorn and ‘lets all go to the movies!’ This week, we’ll be completing our very first popcorn theology unit on the fragile art of hospitality! We’ll be watching some clips from a popular film and taking part in a sort of film analysis, pulling out talking points and delving into our hospitality theme along the way. All of our Explorers are pretty excited to get this one rolling out, and this is the week it’s all going to start so don’t miss it!

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our volunteers in the upper level SED classroom. For those of you interested in volunteering in the Nursery, please note that all sermons can be heard from this room, which means you’ll never have to miss one!

Youth Group: Our Youth Group meeting will take place at 7pm on October 15th, 2017 in the Commons.

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Religious Exploration October 1st

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit play we will learn the story of Kalapana, a renewal story about the goddess Pele and the Kilauea Volcano that also ties in aspects of creation story ideas.  After hearing the story and discussing its importance the children will be able to do arts and crafts activities around Hawaiian flowers or volcanoes involved in the story.

-Bailey-

UU Explorers: “What would it mean to receive someone – a stranger – with a presence that was not just polite, but to receive them with revolutionary generosity?” This week our Explorers will kick off the Hospitality theme by discussing the difference between “hospitality” and “radical hospitality”.  Through a series of stories and games, we’ll begin our month by exploring ways in which we can open ourselves and our homes to others in out of the ordinary and unexpected ways.

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our volunteers in classroom one on the lower level, where they will have full access to all of the age appropriate toys and accommodations that this wonderful SED classroom has to offer!

Youth Group: Our Youth Group meeting will take place at 7pm on October 15th, 2017 in the Commons.

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Religious Exploration September 24th

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit Play we will read the story of The Earth on the Turtle’s Back, a Native American creation story.  The story will be a good introduction to the year as it is a creation story the kids haven’t heard before, and it touches upon some values that UU’s hold.  After reading the story the children will have a chance to play games and explain how they believe the earth was created and why.

-Bailey

UU Explorers: This Sunday, we will be exploring the empowerment of inner beauty.  Explorers will begin building their “Free to be Me” wall in the commons, a place where they will be collecting positive messages, images, and thoughts in a living collage that will grow with them as we delve into the places where beauty can be found beyond the mirror. Explorers will also learn, through interactive games, how beauty is perceived differently in varying cultures from around the globe, from the far corners of Africa and Myanmar, to right here at home in America.

 

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by Brie Patch & Makayla Boisvert, a big thank you to you both!

Please Note: The Nursery will be held in classroom one on the lower level, where they will have full access to all of the age appropriate toys and accommodations that this wonderful SED classroom has to offer! Beginning next week, our 0-3 group will begin their own RE stories, games, and crafts as their year kicks off under the Hospitality theme!

 

Youth Group: Our Youth Group meeting will take place at 7pm in the Brackett Room after the Morris Dancer’s meeting. Dinner will be provided.

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