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What’s happening this coming Sunday in our Religious Education Program for Children and Youth (through grade 8):

Children’s Religious Education at First Parish of Sudbury

First Parish of Sudbury will be offering wonderful Religious Exploration programs this year for children and youth on each Sunday.

Our Nursery: Ages 0-4, are now taking part in their own curriculum! Our littlest UU’s receive loving care from two of our amazing volunteers each week from First Parish, and those age one to four are able to take part in songs, stories, and arts and crafts geared towards building a foundation for Religious Exploration that will continue throughout their time here at First Parish. This caring and nurturing environment is designed to foster love and inclusion from the very beginning of what we hope will be a lifelong exploratory process.

Our preschool aged children ages 4-7 will gather weekly in the Commons for Spirit Play! This group will have programming designed to explore topics  through stories, art, and discussion, such as  cultivating appreciation and understanding of world religions, engaging in social justice activities, celebrating holidays and seasons, and building community.

Our UU Explorers, ages 8-14, will gather each week in the commons to engage in a customized curriculum designed to explore many of the previously mentioned topics, as well as fostering an understanding of our UU principles, and a better awareness of self and of others. This is an amazingly dynamic group, and our aim is to provide an environment in which each child feels comfortable to bring their whole selves each and every time we meet. This year we will be working on our “Free to Be Me” wall, a living collage which is designed to grow and change with the children throughout the year, as a living testament to all they have learned and accomplished here at First Parish. Photos will be posted soon!

On some Sundays, all of our children and youth (through grade 8) meet together for a special social justice activity or holiday celebration.

Volunteer Help needed

There are many ways you can help us in our Religious Exploration program this year! From simple and low commitment to rich and rewarding, there are a wide variety of volunteer options to match your interests and time availability. For more information, contact Michele, our Interim Director of Religious Exploration at

Thank you so much to all of our RE volunteers!

 

RE Program Bake Sale this Sunday!

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RE Program Bake Sale this Sunday!

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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This Week in Religious Exploration

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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, November 17, our students will participate in our second Social Justice Sunday of the year! Sonia Prince will lead our students in a class about generosity and Thanksgiving. We will have a story and discussion about the importance of sharing with others, and the students will work together to make treats for a bake sale during coffee hour. We will use the proceeds from their...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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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, November 10, our students will participate in an all-ages religious exploration class on the topic of empathy.  Through story, discussion and games, the students will learn about the importance of listening to and respecting the feelings, perspectives and experiences of others.        

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December 1 – Simple Gifts

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December 1 – Simple Gifts

RE is collec/ting donations for a “Simple Gifts” class. We would appreciate your donation of small, unwrapped, inexpensive gift items for all ages—this is the perfect time to “regift” those items that you don’t have a use for! Items should be in good condition, but don’t need to be new! RE children will “shop” for holiday gifts for their family members and friends during class on December 1. The class is a great lesson for the students about the spirit of giving! Please bring your donations to First Parish any time...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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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, November 3, our students will participate in an all-ages religious exploration class on the topic of conscience.  Through story, games, drama and art, the students will learn about listening to their inner voice and acting in ways that are true to their UU values and promises. Special Styrofoam Recycling Announcement from Sonia: Sudbury has a styrofoam recycling collection coming...

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This Week In Religious Exploration

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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, 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...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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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, 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...

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RE Program Open House this Sunday!

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RE Program Open House this Sunday!

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...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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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, 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...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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This Week in 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...

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