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Religious Education April 30th

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

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Spirit Play and UU Explorers will join together this Sunday for a special children’s chapel lesson around the ancient festival of Beltane, otherwise known as May Day — a celebration of Spring. Participants will learn about the meaning of the festival and celebrate a little together through a fun ritual and craft project.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.

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Religious Education April 23rd

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

By Globetrotter19 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Spirit Play will learn about our place in the interdependent web of life through the story of “I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon”. They will wonder about what it means to love the Earth, and whether the Earth might also love us!

Unitarian Universalism looks to the direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. UU Explorers will look at the paintbrush as a symbol of personal expression for our inner life and thoughts. We will reflect on the various means for personal expression, such as painting, writing, music, and theater. We will hear about the many ways that people have expressed themselves through time, from cave painting to modern dance. We will explore hands-on and talk about media we might like to use as a tool for our own personal expression.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.

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Religious Education – Easter Sunday

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

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Don’t forgot to bring in your canned goods on Easter Sunday! We are conducting a food drive for Easter Sunday, that will be donated to Open Table Food Pantry of Concord and Maynard.

After beginning in the Sanctuary, Religious Education Sunday will move all together to the Commons for Children’s Chapel with an Easter message and then, instead of the traditional egg hunt, the children will have the opportunity to look for the canned goods (outside weather permitting) and then all will be brought to the Food Pantry.

Please bring the cans in by 10am Easter Sunday and leave them in the boxes in the hallway outside the Sanctuary before the service.

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Bring in your canned goods for Easter Food Drive and RE “Egg” Hunt

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, General News, Religious Exploration

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“The egg of the happiness, touch that egg and make a wish” in front of a shop, Sofia, Bulgaria. By Apostoloff (Self-photographed) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Don’t forgot to bring in your canned goods either this Sunday or by the start of services on Easter Sunday! We are conducting our annual food drive for Easter Sunday, that will be donated to Open Table Food Pantry of Concord and Maynard.

Next Sunday on Easter, we will place all the canned goods outdoors in the yard right at 10am (or in the lower level classrooms in case of rain). During Religious Education we will move all together to the Commons for an Easter message and then, instead of the traditional egg hunt, the children will have the opportunity to look for the canned goods and then all will be brought to the Food Pantry.

Please bring the cans either this Sunday or by 10am Easter Sunday and leave them in the box in the hallway outside the Sanctuary before the service. Open Table offers some suggested items here, but all non-perishable food items are accepted.

 

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Religious Education April 9th

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

IMG_0279 IMG_0281This week we will gather all classes together to celebrate the return of spring by making fairy houses! We had so much fun with this last year — we thought about what it would be like to relate to the natural world if we were really REALLY tiny — precisely the size of a fairy! We then used collected natural objects, such as twigs, moss, sea shells, pine cones, and small rocks, to build little habitats and houses for the fairies. What sort of fairies do you think would like our houses? It is interesting to look at the natural world from a different perspective, to celebrate all things green and outdoors with the return of spring, and to think about nature as a place to call home…

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.

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Religious Education April 2nd

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia

This Sunday all RE classes are invited to hear the First Parish Youth Group lead the worship service in the sanctuary! This year their chosen theme is on Unity and we will hear 4 different perspectives as the youth share their thinking on this important subject.

Nursery Care will be provided, as well as a space for older kids who would prefer not to stay for the whole of the youth-led service.

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