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Religious Exploration March 24th

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Religious Exploration– Last Sunday the children had popcorn theology class to begin exploring, in a contemporary way, the stories found in the Bible. Our study of Catholicism this weeks will be all about the myths and legends of a faith. We will hear about: The Creation myth, Noah’s Ark, Adam & Eve, Joseph’s Coat, David & Goliath, and Jonah in the belly of the fish. The children will see how things like Joseph’s story, or the story of Passover are shared among the religions we’ve learned about and how they tie together as well as how they relate to our own UU principles. As we head towards Easter/Passover, we are working on a special crossover event between our own Religious Exploration classes and those at Beth El. I hope to see you all Sunday!
Please Note – Religious Exploration at First Parish is in need of adult volunteers to lead and assist in spirit play and nursery! Please contact us at if you are able to volunteer!
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Religious Exploration for March

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Religious Exploration– This month our exploration of other religions continues; we are moving forward into our study of Catholicism. Last week we wrapped up Islam and reviewed our time spent on Judaism, this week brings new iconography, cultural practices, and rituals. The Roman Catholic church is the largest in the world with approximately 1.3 billion Catholics baptized worldwide as of 2016; what makes us similar and what sets us apart? This month the children of First Parish will find out!
Please Note – Religious Exploration at First Parish is in need of adult volunteers to lead and assist in spirit play and nursery! Please contact us at if you are able to volunteer!
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Religious Exploration February 24th

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Religious Exploration– In the Islamic culture, the Kaaba is a huge black stone structure that sits at the heart of the Grand Mosque, Islam’s most sacred place of worship. Some of its parts are connected to important episodes in Islamic tradition. The Kaaba is said to have been built by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishamet; this week the children of First Parish will learn about this important piece of Islamic history and make their own replicas of the Kaaba!
Please Note – Religious Exploration at First Parish is in need of adult volunteers to lead and assist in spirit play and nursery! Please contact us at if you are able to volunteer!
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Religious Exploration February 17th

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Religious Exploration-This week our exploration of the Islamic faith continues! The children will be learning about Arabic, Mecca, Calls to Prayer, and what it means to go on pilgrimage. There will be videos, discussion, and individual creative activities to help them better understand this religion and how it relates to our own UU practices. As a side note Religious Exploration is in need of adult volunteers to help lead our spirit play class on Sundays! If you are interested please feel free to contact me via text or phone call at 978-793-0851 or via email at
We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE!
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Metrowest Family Promise Walk 2019

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Join our team for the annual walk to support Family Promise Metrowest.  It is about a three mile walk, and a festive event…You get a tee shirt and everything!  This has been one of our best inter-generational activities and a great way for FPS adults and children to get to know each other.  Join the Team, and of course, donate to support this worthy cause and our walkers!
Metrowest Family Promise is an organization that works to help homeless families get back on their feet with housing, jobs, training, etc.  It is based in Natick, where the walk will be happening.
Contact Michele, Valerie, or Leslie if you want to know more…….
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Religious Exploration February 10th

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Religious Exploration- February is here and with it comes a new religion in our Neighboring Faiths curriculum: Islam! This Sunday the children will be introduced to the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah. We will be discussing the five pillars and how they might relate to our own 7 principles, as well as begin to look at the culture and rituals of this new to us group!
We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE!
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