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What's Happening in RE on May 8?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

Chalice Children: Mother’s Day

This session will help the children express love for the parents and other adults who care for them. The children will learn to recognize that love binds a family together, and to understand the diversity of families.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

Timeless Themes: Mary and Martha

The children will consider how we can best honor another person, and become familiar with the story of Mary and Martha.

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool (Ages 3-4)

Story Time: My Mom

The children will express love and appreciation for their mothers and other adults who care for them.

Flames (Grades K-1)

Building Character from the Start: Activities to foster creativity, literacy, and play: Stellaluna

The children finish the spring semester in religious education with the curriculum Building Character from the Start. In this session, the children explore the story Stellaluna to learn how to be happy with themselves even if they are different from others.

Blazes (Grades 2-4)

Building Character with True Stories from Nature: Bamboo

Our second through fourth graders finish the spring semester in religious education with the curriculum Building Character with True Stories from Nature. This session helps the children to consider analogies between bamboo and inner strength, problem solving, and other character traits and behaviors in people.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 5-7)

Popcorn Theology: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

This lesson includes viewing the movie Star Trek Generations. Supporting discussion and activities will help the youth examine how expectations affect our happiness.

Passages (Grades 8-9)

Coming of Age: The Local Story

In this session the youth will learn about the history of the congregation, and about how the congregation honors its history.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 10-12)

Principled Music: Boys Don’t Cry

This week the Seekers Senior Youth will listen to music informed by gender stereotyping.