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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

This Week in Religious Exploration:

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

This Sunday, December 22, our students will participate in our third Arts Sunday of the year!  June Hopkins will lead our students in a fun and festive children’s choir lesson, and we will be rehearsing the songs that we will perform during the family worship service at 5pm on Christmas Eve!

 

Christmas Eve Family Worship Service and Pageant:

Our annual Family Christmas Eve Worship Service and Pageant will take place at 5pm on December 24, and our RE students are all invited to participate in the FPS Children’s Choir that evening!

We still have pageant roles available!  If you have a child in middle school, high school or college who would be interested in a reading role for the pageant, please let me know!  This pageant is a lot of fun, and readers do not need to memorize their lines!

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

Flames class (grades K-3): This week, our younger students will meet for a Moral Tales lesson about faith, hope and prayer. In this class, they will learn about the importance of prayer as spiritual practice in many religious faiths.  They will hear a traditional Jewish story about faith, play a game that encourages them to think about gratitude and hope, and create UU prayer bead necklaces.

Explorers class (grades 4-8):  The older students in our program will meet this Sunday for a Toolbox of Faith lesson about flexibility.  They will hear and discuss a story that imagines life without choices or flexibility, play a game that encourages them to adapt to change, and create works of art that symbolize the importance of being flexible and open-minded in their everyday lives.

 

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is not available during worship this weekend.  The nursery classroom will be open, and parents are welcome to bring their children there to play during the service if needed.

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

There will be no Religious Exploration classes this Sunday, December 8.  We hope that your whole family can join us for our fun and festive all-ages Revelry Sunday service!

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

This Sunday, December 1, our students will begin the holiday season by participating in a class called “Simple Gifts”!  This is an old FPS tradition that gives each of our students an opportunity to “shop” for a holiday gift to give to someone special in their life.  We will begin our class with a story and discussion about the spirit of giving, and then our students will be ready to visit our “Simple Gifts Store”!  They will choose a recipient for their gift and find something thoughtful to give to them from the items that members of our congregation have generously donated.  After a visit to the “Gift Wrapping Station” to wrap up their gift and create a handmade card, they will be ready to leave church with a holiday surprise for someone they love!  We hope that you can join us for this very special RE program event!

 

We still have a number of open RE Volunteer slots for Sundays this fall!  If you are interested in signing up to help in our nursery or our RE classes, please contact Jenna at or visit our Sign-Up Genius page to add your name to some dates!

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

This Sunday, November 24, our students will participate in our second Arts Sunday of the year!  June Hopkins will lead our students in a children’s choir lesson, and this class will be our first opportunity to practice the songs that we will perform during the family worship service at 5pm on Christmas Eve!

Special Announcements:

We still have a number of open RE Volunteer slots for Sundays this fall! If you are interested in signing up to help in our nursery or our RE classes, please visit our Sign-Up Genius page to add your name to some dates!

We are collecting donations for our Simple Gifts class, which will take place on Sunday, December 1.  We would be very grateful for your donation of any of the following items:

  • A small, unwrapped gift item for a recipient of any age. Items should be in good condition, but do not need to be brand new (this is the perfect time to “re-gift” an item you don’t have a use for!)
  • Holiday wrapping paper
  • Paper gift bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbons/Bows
  • Clear tape

Please feel free to leave donations in the RE office or in our donation box outside the Parish Hall.

 

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RE Program Bake Sale this Sunday!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

The Religious Exploration Program students are holding a Bake Sale this Sunday, November 17, in the Parish Hall at coffee hour!

Please help to support their November Social Justice Project by buying some yummy baked goods!

All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to purchase items for holiday care packages that our youth will put together and distribute to local homeless shelters.

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