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What's Happening in Religious Education on September 4?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: It’s Okay That We’re All Different

In this session the children will explore the values of respect and tolerance. It is the second session of the unit on the First UU Principle (Red): We believe that each and every person is important. We read It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr, discuss how we are all different and how we are alike, and make an “It’s Okay to Be Me” picture.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

What Connects Us?: A Heritage of Love

This session will introduce the Universalist heritage of love that comes to us from our Universalist roots. We hear a story about early feminist writer and Universalist, Judith Sargent Murray, discuss how an emphasis on love creates an environment of acceptance and fosters cooperation, and make a friendship bracelet.  

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Wonderful Welcome: The Gift of Love

The children will experience giving a gift they cannot see, and learn that love is an intangible gift that is given and received. The children will learn and sing the Christmas song, "Little Drummer Boy," and understand that it is about an intangible gift, and make a musical instrument to give as a gift.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: The Infant Moses

In this session the children will meet some strong females from the Bible. We will hear the story “The Baby in a Basket Boat,” discuss the ways that Moses’s mother, Miriam, and Pharoah’s daughter were all brave and wise, dramatize the story, decorate and make soft bed’s from tiny baskets, and learn more of the Super Heroes song.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Fighting the Illiteracy Horcrux

The children will learn about and start working on the Illiteracy Horcrux (social action project). The class will begin to organize a book drive, and create bookmarks, posters, and banners to advertise the book drive.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Religion to the Rescue

This week the program poses the Big Question "What are we?" and explores possible responses to it. The class will hear the story, “The Big Question,” experiment with how they might describe Unitarian Universalist to a friend, learn how the 7 UU Principles and the 6 UU sources relate to “The Big Questions,” and create a group mural.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age – The Community Building Continues

Passages Youth will continue the process of developing bonds of friendship. They will develop a covenant about consequences of violating group behavioral norms, create opening and closing rituals for the program, and create a group mural.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

The Senior Youth attend the entire worship service in the sanctuary.