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What's Happening in Religious Education on October 9?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: Make Someone Smile

In this session the children will explore the value of kindness. It is the third session of the unit on the Second UU Principle (Orange): “We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.” We will read Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein and make a Smile Bracelet.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

What Connects Us?: Give Love

This session introduces the second Source of Unitarian Universalism, "The women and men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind and fair," and teaches that giving time and love is more valuable than giving material objects.  

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Wonderful Welcome: The Gift of Friends

This session explores the value of having and appreciating friends and shows how being a good friend helps us live our Unitarian Universalist Principles.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: Solomon gets his wish and builds the temple

The children will learn about the concept of “an understanding heart, and will be introduced to the idea of “sacred space” by making Solomon’s temple.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Double Divination

Divination is not an exact science. The future is never certain and it can be changed by our choices. The class will explore some methods of divination.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Stuff Happens

This week the program poses the Big Question "Why Do Bad Things Happen?”, and explore some traditional religious answers to the question.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Unity and Diversity

This week the youth will consider the nature of evil of the world, become familiar with UU ideas about evil, and understand that good and evil can be hard to distinguish from one another.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: Reformers and Protesters

This session will help the Senior Youth understand the origins and diversity of Protestantism, and explore the Protestant denomination of Lutheranism in preparation for a visit to a Lutheran church.