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This Week In Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 23, 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, October 27, June Hopkins will be leading the children and youth in our first “Music Sunday” lesson!  We will participate in a variety of fun voice activities and games, learn our first songs as a children’s choir, and have an opportunity to create greeting cards as well!  Please join us for this exciting religious exploration class!

  • Special Styrofoam Recycling Announcement from Sonia:

Sudbury has a styrofoam recycling collection coming up.  If you have styrofoam material around your house you wish to recycle (does not include take out containers), please bring it to church on Sunday and it will be brought to the recycling drive.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 16, 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, October 20, Sonia Prince will be leading the children in a lesson about climate change and our environmental impact.  We will be exploring our Violet Promise, “Value the Earth”, with a story and discussion about ways we can help our environment from home. We will also be making an eco-friendly craft to bring home with us!

  • Junior Youth Group for youth in grades 6-8:

At 12:00 on Sunday, we invite youth to join us in getting involved in our community by making mini-rally signs that will be compiled as packets by UUMass Action and given to our Massachusetts Legislators as an important message about why we should take action now.

  • Special Styrofoam Recycling Announcement from Sonia:

Sudbury has a styrofoam recycling collection coming up!  If you have styrofoam material around your house you wish to recycle (does not include take out containers), please bring it to church on Sunday and Sonia will bring it to the recycling drive.

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RE Program Open House this Sunday!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

Come learn about our religious exploration programs at First Parish of Sudbury during our Open House this Sunday, October 20, from 9:15-9:45 a.m. Religious Exploration at First Parish nurtures the spiritual growth of children and youth from infancy through high school, supporting them as they build a loving community, explore world religions and faith traditions, seek truth and meaning, and work together to make positive change in the world. You will have an opportunity to meet our new Director of Religious Exploration, Jenna Kyes, visit our classroom spaces and register for classes. Open to the public.  For more information please visit: https://fpsudbury.org, on Facebook: First Parish of Sudbury, or call (978) 443-2043.

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10/20 Bohm Dialogue — Supernatural

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue

Must be the season of the witch … – Donovan

For October our topic-word is “Supernatural”.

Why this topic? Well, October is the month and season for it if any month is. And there seems to be a huge fascination at this time with the supernatural in the wider culture, with lots of TV shows, movies and plays, fiction and nonfiction centered on it. At the same time, mainstream culture derides it as “superstition” and in science it is practically “taboo” – any research smacking the least bit of the supernatural is sure to be rejected out of hand. It also seems to have entered into the larger political/cultural division, seen as a “touchstone” for which side of the political divide you are on. For whatever reasons there is a lot of “energy” there. Welcome or not, “supernatural” begs our attention.

From Middle English supernaturalsupernatural, from Middle French supernaturel, from Latin supernātūrālis, from super (“above”) + nātūra (“nature; that which we are born with”), from nātus (“born”), perfect passive participle of nāscī (“to be born”) + adjective suffix -ālis.

  1. Above nature; beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with.
  2. Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.

Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.

Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute.  We next meet Sunday October 20 at 7pm in the Brackett Room.

Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 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:

This Sunday, October 13, our all-ages Religious Exploration class will encourage our students to think about the rituals and symbols, both secular and religious, that are part of their lives.  Together we will explore our everyday rituals, the rituals that are part of our spiritual practice, and the symbols that are meaningful to us as Unitarian Universalists.  Students will also have an opportunity to play a symbol game, and they will use watercolors to create unique symbols that represent them as individuals.

 

 

 

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

 

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-4:

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, the students will meet with their teachers to begin their year of Moral Tales, and their introductory lesson will include an opportunity to create a Flames class covenant, as well as a story and games that center on the themes of interconnectedness and empathy.

Explorers class (grades 4-8):  The older students in our program will begin their Toolbox of Faith curriculum this Sunday, with a lesson that includes a story, discussion and cooperative activities that introduce the “tools” of our UU faith.  The students will create their class covenant together and spend time thinking about the important role each of them plays in the interdependent web of existence.

 

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