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What's Happening in Religious Education on September 25?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: Be Kind to Each Other

In this session the children will explore the values of kindness. It is the first session of the unit on the Second UU Principle (Orange): We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly. We will read A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and make an owl picture.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

What Connects Us?: Love in Our Congregation

This session introduces the fourth Source of Unitarian Universalism, "Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all other as we love ourselves." The children will explore the meaning of community, and the importance of it in our lives.

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Wonderful Welcome: The Gift of Kindness

This session introduces kindness as an intangible gift. The children will explore the Golden Rule and opportunities to use it.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: David Soothes Saul with a Harp and bests Goliath with a Slingshot

The children will experience music as a form of peaceful power, and discuss their feelings about bullying and how they find courage.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Defense Against the Dark Arts

As a member of Dumbledores Army, the class is fighting against the Dark Arts in society. Witches and wizards also need to learn to defend themselves against the dark arts within. Sunday is the last day to contribute to the “No Tools” Drive.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Out of Nothing

This week the program poses the Big Question "How Did Life Begin?” It will offer myth and science as two responses to the question, and explore science and reason as a source of Unitarian Universalism.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Unitarian Universalist Values

This session will help the youth formulate a UU identity through examination of their personal values in relation to UU values. It will also explore obstacles that can keep youth from acting on their values.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: Attending Mass and Interviewing a Priest

The Senior Youth will visit St. Aloysius Church (Roman Catholic) as part of their learning about Roman Catholicism.