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Religious Exploration in December

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – The month of December brings with it a theme of peace and the planning of the annual children and families Christmas Eve service! This month, the children have begun to choose which roles they would like to fill that evening from casting characters to costume fittings and everything in between! If you are interested in attending, participating, or helping out with the Christmas Eve service please be sure to attend as many Sunday’s as possible this month! So far we have Mary, Joseph, a plethora of angels, animals, and two wise people; if your children would like a specific part please email the Director of Religious Exploration: Michele Barkhauer at to sign them up for the part they prefer. All of the children of First Parish are invited to participate, even the youngest among us in the nursery; there’s a place for everyone.
I leave you with this thought going into our new month: “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved through understanding.” -Albert Einstein
Remember that in the world we inhabit, we don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another!
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Religious Exploration December 2nd

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – This week is revels! All of our Spirit Play and Explorers children will be joining the congregation in the sanctuary for this fun and festive intergenerational service. The nursery will be offered downstairs in SED room one as usual for parents of children under 4 years of age; if you wish to utilize the nursery please be sure to drop children off before heading into the sanctuary! Have a wonderful week and we will see you all on Sunday morning.
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Religious Education November is All About Gratitude!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – The month of November brings with it giving thanks and being grateful as we explore the Thanksgiving season. Inspiring one person to change can change the world, and it is these small changes that we strive for every day. I often find it amazing that when people speak about the butterfly effect they believe that the single flap of a butterfly’s wings can ripple through time and change the future, but in the present, they don’t see that even their small, individual actions can have amazing and long-lasting effects. Each one of us has places, times, and people that have changed us on our journeys, and this November the children of Religious Exploration will be delving deeper into what it means to be grateful and show gratitude for all of those in a time that seems to value instant-gratification and materialism. We will be discussing how we change others, how they, in turn, change us. We will be creating a collaborative art piece, working on our reflection journals and free to be me wall, and engaging in activities designed to foster discussion about what it means to truly give thanks for something. I hope that you will all be there to join us!
This coming Sunday, November 11, 2018 all children will be starting in Sanctuary where we will have a Story for all ages and intergenerational milestones before leaving for Religious Exploration class I hope to see everyone there!
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Religious Education November 4th

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – This week’s religious exploration class is for everyone! We will meet in the SED classroom to participate in an exciting activity: role reversal day! At the beginning of the year when we all sat down together to write out our covenant for the 2018-2019 year, the children expressed a desire to have a day where they got the chance to flex their creative muscles and teach us all something. This week Zach, Molly, Lily, & Sarah will have their opportunity to shine! It should be an exciting and fun experience for all of us.
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Religious Education October 28th

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – This week’s religious exploration class is for everyone! We will meet in the SED classroom to do a UU principle formation activity involving familiarizing ourselves with the UU principles as well as forming our own individual principles and creating a collaborative, all ages art project to add to our Free to be Me wall! This Sunday also marks the beginning of sign-ups for our Children & Families Christmas Eve service for any children interested in participating in the Christmas Eve activities.
We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE!
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