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Religious Exploration October 29th

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

 

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit Play our group will hear the Sources story, and  will learn about the six UU sources and the importance of each one. Afterwards, we have an activity planned in which the kids will have the chance to pick a source- whichever they think is the most important- and then take part in a coloring activity. Once they’re all finished, as usual, we will do our regular spirit play individual activities.

-Bailey-

UU Explorers: This week, our Explorers group will be closing out this month’s theme of hospitality by looking at ways in which we can bridge the divide between ourselves, and those who may be different from us. Popcorn Theology has proven to be an amazing guideline with which to explore such themes, so this week we’ll tackle “The Hunger Games”, giving our amazing explorers the opportunity to discuss themes like economic disparity and inclusion beyond origin. They are learning that every day we each have the opportunity to reach out and invite someone new into our fold, to potentially make a new friend, and to spread loving kindness out into our world. Don’t forget, as always, there will be popcorn!

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 is off to an amazing start this year! They’ve decided that they want to do more volunteer work right here at FPS, because as we’ve realized, hospitality truly starts at home. If you see them around lending a helping hand don’t forget to say hello, and they have a special surprise coming up this December for our RE parents…sign up will begin soon so keep an eye out!

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Religious Exploration October 22nd

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Spirit Play: This week in Spirit Play we will hear the Yellow Promise story all about Small Fry, a fish journeying into the unknown.  Afterwards, the children will have a chance to practice being a leader- just like Small Fry was in the story- through a series of games and then individual activities!

-Bailey-

UU Explorers: Last week, our explorers continued building their free to be me wall, and discussed kindness as an extension of hospitality. Building upon our theme this week, we’ll be discussing the story of the pet sack, focusing on those things within ourselves that we can cultivate in order to spread loving kindness out into the world. Hospitality starts at home and within the self, so we’ll also be looking at self-care, and how to be kind to “you”, after all, whenever you speak, you are listening!

Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our volunteers Rose & Mikayla 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 is off to an amazing start this year! They’ve decided that they want to do more volunteer work right here at FPS, because as we’ve realized, hospitality truly starts at home. If you see them around lending a helping hand don’t forget to say hello, and they have a special surprise coming up this December for our RE parents…sign up will begin soon so keep an eye out!

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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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