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Religious Exploration December 17th

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Important Notice for all Religious Exploration Classes: This Sunday, December 17th, we will be working on the children’s Nativity Play. This includes costume planning/fitting, and discussing lines/rehearsal. If your children are in the Nativity Play or would like to be (we still have roles to fill) please don’t miss this Sunday! There will be a spirit play and explorers activity for those children who will not be attending the Christmas Eve service/Nativity Play.

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our volunteers in the upper level SED classroom For those planning to be in the Nativity Play Please come this Sunday for the children’s costume fitting. 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! Please contact the IDRE at if you wish to sign up!

 

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Coming Up in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Coming Up in Religious Exploration for December 2017 –

This month our groups will be continuing on with their lessons on faith, patience, and trust, leading into a discussion about the idea of hope because after all, the only time we truly see the stars is in the dark. Aside from new themes and continuing to build our “Free to Be Me” wall in our First Parish Commons, we will be gearing up for our Christmas Eve Nativity Play and family service. Any families who have children wishing to participate in the Nativity play should contact Michele Barkhauer at to register. We still have plenty of space for those wishing to participate! Please note that main rehearsal for the play will take place during RE class time on Sunday December 17th to give the children a chance to become comfortable with their parts as well as fit costumes. If your children are planning to be in the Nativity play please don’t miss Sunday 12/7’s rehearsal!

 

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Religious Exploration November 26th, 2017

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Spirit Play: This Week in Spirit Play we will hear the story of the Wampanoag Thanksgiving!  Afterward hearing the story, our Spirit Play class will do another special Thanksgiving craft, and will learn about the importance of giving thanks.

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UU Explorers: This week in Explorers, our Class will be led by Ms. Pat! Keeping with the theme of faith and trust, and of course our holiday week of Thankgiving, our explorers will talk about the tradition of Thanksgiving and will idea board all of the things they are thankful for this year!

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! Please contact the IDRE at if you wish to sign up!

Youth Group: Our Youth group has decided to extend an invitation to the members of First Parish : A Parent’s Night Out will be hosted December 2nd, from 4pm until 8:20pm here at FPS. Please contact Michele Barkhauer at if you’d like to sign up.

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Religious Exploration November 19th, 2017

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

The word “TRUST” written in vintage wooden letterpress type

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit Play, we will be hearing the story of the Woman and the Vinegar Bottle, leading us into Thanksgiving. Afterwards our spirit play class will participate in some special Thanksgiving activities and will learn what this amazing holiday is really all about.

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UU Explorers: This month’s theme of “Faith” goes hand-in-hand with trust, so this week our Explorers will be taking part in an exercise meant to build trust with each other! Last week we spent time getting to know one another on a deeper level, and this week they’ll be putting trust into action. We will be building robots thanks to a fantastic suggestion by one of our kids! The catch? They’ll each have to build one for someone else! Working together and trusting in each other is no small task, but this might be a fun and engaging way to start!

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! Please contact the IDRE at if you wish to sign up!

Youth Group: Our Youth group has decided to extend an invitation to the members of First Parish : A Parent’s Night Out will be hosted December 2nd, from 4pm until 8:20pm here at FPS. Please contact Michele Barkhauer at if you’d like to sign up.

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Religious Exploration November 12th, 2017

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

 

Spirit Play: TBA

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UU Explorers: This week, our Explorers group will be moving full steam ahead into November’s theme of Faith, and as an extension of that, trust. These two concepts work hand in hand, and what better way to demonstrate this than to allow them the opportunity to experience faith and trust building first hand. Through a series of discussions and games we’ll begin to more deeply get to know others around us, and we’ll start to forge the bonds that allow us to trust in one another and to grow together as our year moves forward. For those who have expressed a desire to bring some creativity and “technical engineering” into the mix, we have a special activity planned! You won’t want to miss this!

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! Please contact the IDRE at if you wish to sign up!

Youth Group: Our Youth group has decided to extend an invitation to the members of First Parish : A Parent’s Night Out will be hosted December 2nd, from 4pm until 8:20pm here at FPS. Sign up will begin this week, so be sure to grab your kids a spot and don’t forget to invite your friends! Activities will include snacks, movies, Christmas Card workshops and crafts, and possibly gingerbread house building!

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Coming Up In Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

As November begins, and Religious Exploration turns to this month’s theme of Faith, our focus shifts forward but we’re not leaving hospitality behind us! Here’s what’s coming up in RE –

Youth – Youth Group Hosting Parent’s Night Out; Sign Up in November!

The Youth Group has decided to extend an invitation to the families of First Parish. On December 2nd, 2017, First Parish Youth will be hosting a parent’s night out from 4:00pm to 8:30pm. in parish hall. Families are asked to drop children off no later than 4:15pm on Saturday the 2nd, and to pick them up anytime between then and 8:30pm. This event will be led by youth and volunteers, and will include activities such as movies, arts and crafts, games, and snacks. This event is free of charge; sign-up will begin the second week of November and spaces are limited so sign up early! 

 

Explorers- Our Explorers are hard at work building their “Free to be Me” wall in the commons,  photos will be up this week on our new RE boards in Parish Hall so come take a look! We are also starting to gear up for the coming holidays, and our Explorers have agreed to take part in the Christmas Eve Nativity service. There will be sign-ups for parts in the pageant in the coming weeks, so we can begin our rehearsals! If you know your family will not be able to attend the service, please let the IDRE know in advance so that we are able to fill parts with those attending.

 

Recently, some updates have been made to our Safe Congregation policy. This policy safeguards our children, staff, and volunteers, and the updates will require some paperwork to be completed by those working with children at First Parish. Please see the IDRE as soon as possible if you’d like to volunteer, or to continue volunteering with our children and youth!

 

The Nursery still has a need for volunteers on Sunday Mornings – contact the IDRE at if you would like to sign up!

 

I would also like to extend a huge thank you to all of you, who on a weekly basis offer their time and care to the children here at First Parish; you are all amazing! Also, a special thank you to our amazing REC: Mark Trone, Diahanne Lucan, Sally Sweitzer, Susan Rosenblum, Taryn Trexler, and Sheri Grusheski, for all of your hard work and dedication.

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