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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!

 

We’re Still Collecting Donations for UUSC’s Guest At Your Table Program

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We’re Still Collecting Donations for UUSC’s Guest At Your Table Program

Thank you all so much for welcoming a “guest” to your table this holiday season to support the incredible work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee!  If you would like to send your contribution to UUSC through our congregation, then please write a check to First Parish of Sudbury (with Guest At Your Table on the memo line) and bring it to church with you on Sunday or to Tom in the office during the week.  If you would like to send your donation directly to the organization, then please visit their website:...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Chalice Children class for children ages 0-5: Nursery care is available during worship this weekend! Religious Exploration class for children and youth in grades K-8: This Sunday, January 19, our students will participate in an all-ages RE class on the topic of Perseverance. They will hear stories about people who have shown courage and perseverance when faced with difficult challenges, and each student will also create a hero comic strip celebrating a story of someone who has persisted in working for something they believe...

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This Week In Religious Exploration

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This Week In Religious Exploration

Chalice Children class for children ages 0-5: Nursery care is available during worship this weekend! Religious Exploration class for children and youth in grades K-8: This Sunday, January 12, our students will participate in a Social Justice Sunday class with Sonia!  We will be exploring the Blue Promise – “Believe in your ideas and act on them”.  We will be talking about how to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and how to speak up for something you believe in. We will also be thinking of causes we support and how to enact change. The...

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Guest At Your Table Program ends this Sunday, January 12th

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Guest At Your Table Program ends this Sunday, January 12th

Thank you all so much for welcoming a “guest” to your table this holiday season to support the incredible work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee!  If you would like to send your contribution to UUSC through our congregation, then please write a check to First Parish of Sudbury (with Guest At Your Table on the memo line) and bring it to church with you on Sunday.  If you would like to send your donation directly to the organization, then please visit their website: https://donate.uusc.org/give/75595/#!/donation/checkout If you...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Religious Exploration for children and youth on Sunday, January 5th, 2020: Chalice Children class (ages 0-5): Nursery care is available during worship this weekend! Flames class (grades K-3): This week, our younger students will meet for a Moral Tales lesson about forgiveness.  In this class, they will learn about forgiveness as an act of compassion.  They will hear a story about friends who forgive one another after an argument, and then they will participate in exercises that allow them to practice letting go of held resentments and...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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This Week in Religious Exploration

We hope that you can join us for our Christmas Eve Family Worship Service at 5pm on 12/24!  The service will feature a fun, interactive pageant and lots of beautiful Christmas carols!   There will be no RE classes this Sunday, December 29th.  Classes will resume on Sunday, January 5th.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

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This Week in 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...

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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: 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....

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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 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

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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, 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...

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