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What's Happening in Religious Education on September 11?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated

In this session the children will explore the values of respect and tolerance. It is the third session of the unit on the First UU Principle (Red): We believe that each and every person is important. We read Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el and make a dragon paper bag puppet.

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 Covenant

The children will learn how a covenant - agreeing on rules together and promising to follow them - supports everyone’s safety and the group’s success. The children will create a covenant for their class, and add a link to a paper chain to affirm the covenant.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: Moses Confronts His Weaknesses and Leads the Children of Israel to Freedom

In this session the children will learn how Moses was a hero even though he wasn’t perfect. They will see how sometimes heroes need to intervene when people are not treated kindly or fairly. The children will hear the story “Crossing the Sea of Reeds,” and dramatize the story. They will learn the song “Go Down Moses” and play a game.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Double Charms

The children will learn some handy charms and learn to unlock their imaginations. The class will discuss the key to learning, and continue to work on the fighting the “No Tools” Horcrux.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Religion to the Rescue

This week the program poses the Big Question "Where are we going?" and explores Unitarian Universalist responses to it. The youth will formulate questions about the future, and explore who and what will control their future. They will create a cosmic story.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Peace and Putdowns

Passages Youth will work on creating an accepting, cohesive community in which gifts of each participant are recognized, and that challenges the social hierarchies and divisions that exist outside the group.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: What Faiths Do We Want to Learn About?

The Senior Youth will explore the difference between beliefs, values, and practices. They will continue their work on choosing faiths to learn more about, and decide what they would like to learn about the different faiths.