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Religious Education December 11th

Christmas Truce of 1914, By Unknown - CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia

Christmas Truce of 1914, By Unknown – CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia

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 learn the story of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914. Our sixth Unitarian Universalist Principle affirms “the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.” How can we act to promote this goal in our relationships and communities? The story “The Christmas Truce” describes how soldiers on opposite sides in World War I created a ceasefire on the Christmas of 1914, meeting for a moment of shared humanity in the midst of bloody conflict. Then by playing a cooperative game and dramatizing solutions to conflict situations, participants explore what it means to choose peaceful relationships.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.