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Religious Exploration on January 27th

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Religious Exploration- This Sunday all the children of First Parish will be joining the congregation in an inter-generational service full of fun and Music! Sally Sweitzer and Friends will be leading this week’s Sunday service and we hope to see you all there! Religious Exploration will resume next Sunday February 3rd, 2019. 
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Religious Exploration on January 20th

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Religious Exploration- This Sunday marks our third week in Religious Exploration Studying our neighboring faith Judaism. This week the children will continue to discuss the significance of several Jewish rituals and holidays including the building of a sukkah, Passover, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah. Each week we will study several Hebrew words, talk about the Torah, and this week’s special class will include trying new or familiar foods from the Jewish culture!
About Neighboring Faiths: This month we will begin to explore the concepts of Judaism in preparation for a Neighboring Faith’s visit later in the Spring. The children will be learning about this monotheistic religion during the month of Grace, gaining a better understanding of this Abrahamic religion with the Torah as it’s foundational text. Our exploration will include the philosophy, religion, language, and culture of the Jewish people. Later months in 2019 will include lessons in Islam, and Catholicism as well as trips to meet groups of their peers from our neighboring places of gathering. If your children are interested in participating in the visit portion of Neighboring Faiths in the Spring must attend at least Two Sundays of learning to prepare for the visit. If for some reason they are unable to meet this requirement please contact Michele Barkhauer, Director of Religious Education at First Parish of Sudbury to make alternate arrangements for learning opportunities!
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Religious Exploration in January 2019!

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Religious Exploration- Welcome everyone to a brand new year! 2019 brings with it new themes in learning and exploration for the children of First Parish. January heralds in a month of Grace, but what exactly is Grace? Defined, it is to do honor or credit to something by your presence, it is free and unmerited favor or the simple elegance or refinement of one’s movement. This month we will begin to explore the concepts of Judaism in preparation for a Neighboring Faith’s visit later in the Spring. The children will be learning about this monotheistic religion during the month of Grace, gaining a better understanding of this Abrahamic religion with the Torah as it’s foundational text. Our exploration will include the philosophy, religion, language, and culture of the Jewish people. Later months in 2019 will include lessons in Islam, and Catholicism as well as trips to meet groups of their peers from our neighboring places of gathering. If your children are interested in participating in the visit portion of Neighboring Faiths in the Spring must attend at least Two Sunday’s of learning to prepare for the visit. If for some reason they are unable to meet this requirement please contact Michele Barkhauer, Director of Religious Education at First Parish of Sudbury to make alternate arrangements for learning opportunities!
Spirit Play This Week: Will be led by Taryn Trexler in the commons.
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Religious Exploration in December

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – The month of December brings with it a theme of peace and the planning of the annual children and families Christmas Eve service! This month, the children have begun to choose which roles they would like to fill that evening from casting characters to costume fittings and everything in between! If you are interested in attending, participating, or helping out with the Christmas Eve service please be sure to attend as many Sunday’s as possible this month! So far we have Mary, Joseph, a plethora of angels, animals, and two wise people; if your children would like a specific part please email the Director of Religious Exploration: Michele Barkhauer at to sign them up for the part they prefer. All of the children of First Parish are invited to participate, even the youngest among us in the nursery; there’s a place for everyone.
I leave you with this thought going into our new month: “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved through understanding.” -Albert Einstein
Remember that in the world we inhabit, we don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another!
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Religious Exploration December 2nd

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Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – This week is revels! All of our Spirit Play and Explorers children will be joining the congregation in the sanctuary for this fun and festive intergenerational service. The nursery will be offered downstairs in SED room one as usual for parents of children under 4 years of age; if you wish to utilize the nursery please be sure to drop children off before heading into the sanctuary! Have a wonderful week and we will see you all on Sunday morning.
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