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What’s happening this coming Sunday in our Religious Education Program for Children and Youth (through grade 8):

Children’s Religious Education at First Parish of Sudbury

First Parish of Sudbury will be offering wonderful religious education programs this year for children and youth on Sundays.

Our birth to two-year-old Chalice Babies receive loving care from a First Parish adult. They are held, played with, and adored.

Our preschool through grade 6 children will gather weekly in the Commons. This group will have programs that explore topics in world religions, engage in social justice activities, celebrate holidays and seasons, and build community.

Our twelve to fourteen-year-old Breakfast Club participants enjoy tasty snacks as they engage in deeper exploration of what it means to be a compassionate and free-thinking young person in today’s world. The group will help select what themes they will focus on during the year.

On some Sundays, all of our children and youth (through grade 8) meet together for a special social justice activity or holiday celebration.

Volunteer Help needed

There are many ways you can help us in our Religious Exploration program this year! From simple and low commitment to rich and rewarding, there are a wide variety of volunteer options to match your interests and time availability. For more information, contact Chris at

Thank you so much to all of our RE volunteers!

 

Guest At Your Table–deadline for collections Sunday, January 29

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Please bring in your donations for “Guest At Your Table”. You can place any money or a check in the box itself or just bring it in as a check made out to the UUSC. This Sunday is the deadline: January 29 Thank you!  

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Religious Education January 29th

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Last week we gathered all the RE classes together to talk about the Women’s Marches and how seeking and standing up for truth with love can translate into non-violent social change work. I was really impressed with how many of the kids knew people that had marched and some of the reasons for why they were marching. We talked about what truth means and how it is important to stand up for the truth. We talked about one of the most important truths in Unitarian Universalism, which is our first principle of the inherent worth and dignity of...

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Collecting All Boxes! A Guest At Your Table

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Collecting All Boxes! A Guest At Your Table

Please bring in your donations for “Guest At Your Table”. You can place any money or a check in the box itself we handed out Nov 13th, or just bring it in as a check made out to the UUSC. We will have a basket at the top of the stairs (by the orders of worship) for the boxes/checks. All contributions will go to support the important work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Everyone in worship on Nov. 13 was given a “Guest At Your Table” box, and was asked to create a place for the box at your dinner table....

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Religious Education January 22nd

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Spirit Play has been learning about different creation stories from around the world. Last week they learned a Hindu creation story in which Lord Brahma became lonely. He split himself in two and became male and female. Then he became one again. He then split himself in two again, breathed and from his breath created men and women. He created grass, flowers, trees and plants of all kinds. Next he created all the animals and insects that live on the land from parts of his body. From other parts of himself he made birds to fly in the air and...

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Religious Education January 15th

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This Sunday Spirit Play will begin to look at different Creation myths from around the world. Creation myths are a wonderful window into ways different religions and cultures think about the world, as well as connecting to the mystery and majesty of our amazing universe. UU Explorers will explore the Blake covenant phrase to “seek the truth in love.” Through the story of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), participants discover our Unitarian heritage of seeking truth and our calling to act on our understanding of what is true and...

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Religious Education January 8th

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If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we can’t share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace Spirit Play will be exploring our seventh UU Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of life, of which we are a part. UU Explorers will be looking inside as they continue to explore dwelling together in...

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Simple Gifts, RE, and our Pageant Rehearsal this Sunday, Dec. 18

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  Simple Gifts is this Sunday, hurray! Items to offer for the simple gifts swap can be brought in all the way through 10am this Sunday, when the event begins, so it’s not too late! Please search your homes and closets for items still in great condition that you would be willing to give away, that might make a good gift for another, and bring them in to Rm 3 in the lower level all this week. On Sunday morning you can drop them off right in Parish Hall. We also need donations of gift boxes, wrapping paper, newspaper, maps, posters...

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Religious Education December 11th

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Spirit Play will learn the story of Hanukkah this Sunday, which celebrates the victory of religious freedom over persecution, and the triumph of light over darkness. As the story goes, the Jews only had enough oil to burn for one day after their victory over the Greek king that sought their persecution, but miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days and eight nights. That is why Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days, lighting another candle in the menorah each night to remember this miracle and the triumph of the Jews. UU Explorers will...

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Religious Education December 4th

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education December 4th

All RE classes will be joining the special service this Sunday in the sanctuary. The annual Festival of Revelry to “wake up the sun” in this month of darkness and dormancy. Led by our Morris Dance teams, we honor our earth-centered traditions by reenacting ancient rituals to bring back the sun and ensure the rebirth of the natural world.   The service for all ages will include singing, dancing, storytelling, readings and a surprise or two! Nursery Care will be...

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Religious Education November 27th

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education November 27th

Spirit Play will host our very own Alex Andrews for a musical jam this Sunday! Alex has 18 years of experience teaching Music Together and Preschool music classes and has generously offered to lead our Spirit Play class this Sunday. Parents are invited to join and participate. Meeting in the Commons. UU Explorers will meet in Parish Hall, and also include some music in their morning, as they reflect on the spiritual significance of gratitude through story, games, conversation, and music. Breakfast Club is invited to join UU Explorers for this...

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