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Religious Exploration & Youth Sunday

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration – This Sunday is Youth Sunday at First Parish. All normal RE classes will be suspended and the children will be invited to attend in the sanctuary during this intergenerational service led by Lucy Manlick and Bailey Prince. At the end of the service they will be receiving a special gift for their hard work and participation throughout the year.

 

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Religious Exploration – April 29th

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Religious Exploration – Due to Music Sunday last weekend, the lesson for the week was moved to this Sunday the 29th! Explorers this week will be continuing our lesson from last week’s humble beginnings. We are taking the time to explore the cell and the seed, some of the tiniest origins of life, and this week’s leg of the journey takes us deep into the seas that cover the earth and some of its inhabitants. Our focus this month is the first and seventh UU principles, with a special emphasis on the interdependent web and our place within our own ecosystems.

 

Spirit Play – TBA

 

Nursery – Our littlest UUs will be taking part in the planting of spring activity with the Explorer’s class 

 

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Religious Exploration – April 22nd

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

 

Religious Exploration – Important Note: Parents please note this Sunday, music Sunday, the children of RE will not be beginning their morning in the sanctuary. Spirit Play children will be upstairs in the commons and nursery and explorers will be downstairs in SED/Brackett room. Explorers this week will be continuing our lesson from last week’s humble beginnings. We are taking the time to explore the cell and the seed, some of the tiniest origins of life, and this week’s leg of the journey takes us deep into the seas that cover the earth and some of its inhabitants. Our focus this month is the first and seventh UU principles, with a special emphasis on the interdependent web and our place within our own ecosystems.

 

Spirit Play – This week in Spirit Play, the children will be hearing the Indigo Promise Story about insisting on freedom and justice for all! After the story, they will be doing a special art activity about the story and will also have an opportunity to take part in other craft activities as time allows.

 

Nursery – Our littlest UUs will be taking part in the planting of spring activity with the Explorer’s class 

 

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Religious Exploration – April 9th

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Religious Exploration – April 9th –  April at First Parish brings with it a new month of education and exploration for our children and youth! This month’s theme is that of humility, and this week’s lesson is all about humble origins. From the tiny seed to the human cell, all things begin as a sort of “seed of life” or sacred geometry. This is considered the stage that comes before the flower of life, which produces the fruit of life, thought to be the blueprint of the universe containing every atom and form of life! Using our scientific minds the children will explore the humble origins of all things in their first and tiniest form, beginning from a single seed. During the lesson, each child will be provided planting supplies to help begin their own first sprouts of life and spring.

 

Spirit Play – This week in Spirit Play, the children will be hearing the Green Promise Story! This is a story about growing by exploring what is true and right in life. Afterward, they will do a fun nature-themed activity to help them learn about the green promise and celebrate the fact that Spring is coming! (Despite the cold weather hanging around!)

 

Nursery – Our littlest UUs will be taking part in the planting of spring activity with the Explorer’s class 

 

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Coming Up in Religious Exploration – April 2018

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Coming up in RE for April 2018 – This month in religious exploration, the children of First Parish will be focusing on the idea that humility is not thinking less of yourself but instead is thinking of yourself less. Affirming the inherent worth and dignity of all people is one of our core principles because as UUs we recognize that there is nothing noble about considering yourself to be above your fellow man. Using a mix of discussion, arts and inquiry, science, popcorn theology and more, the children of FPS will have a chance to explore humble origins and personal growth. From the tiniest seed or cell to the largest of beings, all the world is worthy of consideration and appreciation!

 

Please note that the weekend of April 8th, the explorers class ages 8-16 will not be held. If children attending wish to go to RE this Sunday they may leave and join the other children’s activities in Spirit play with Bailey & Luka!

 

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer with the children and youth of First Parish please email the DRE Michele Barkhauer at the following address:

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