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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.

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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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Religious Exploration June 11th

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Flower Rangoli — a sacred celebration, Public Domain, Wikimedia

This Sunday all the Religious Education classes will stay in the sanctuary and join the end-of-year intergenerational celebration with our annual flower communion. We’ll also be honoring our graduating seniors in the “bridging” ceremony, and thanking them and the other youth RE guides for their dedication and commitment in teaching Religious Exploration this year. Religious Education will start back up September 10th. Have a wonderful summer!

Please bring your own flowers, one stem for each person in the family, for the flower communion, and a side dish to share for the outdoor cookout if you can.

Nursery care will be provided.

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Religious Exploration June 4th

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

By Clem Rutter, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia

This Sunday is our final gathering in Religious Exploration class for the year, as next Sunday on June 11th we will stay in the sanctuary and join in the multi-generational flower communion and celebration Sunday.

Thus, this Sunday we will have an all-RE gathering to reflect on and close out the year together, and to celebrate and appreciate our community of seekers and learners together.

Nursery Care will be provided.

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Religious Exploration May 28th

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

By W.carter – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia

This coming Sunday, May 28, Alorie had planned to be part of a Quaker-style worship. By now many may have received news that Alorie tragically passed away Tuesday night, succumbing to injuries from a car accident last Friday.We encourage members and friends to join in for this service, to be here to support, remember and love one another in Alorie’s memory.

Children may have questions and we expect that they will be aware that something has happened as so many in our congregation will be experiencing grief and shock this Sunday. Therefore, all children will join together for a special children’s chapel and we will address the topic of death in a way appropriate to all ages, and have some time for questions, as well, led by the Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), Chris. Chris will reach out to parents with the full agenda and will be attentive to any concerns, suggestions, and questions. Parents are encouraged to contact Chris at , with questions and concerns.

 

Nursery Care will be provided.

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