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What's Happening in Religious Education on October 2?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: It’s Nice to Share

In this session the children will explore the values of kindness and generosity. It is the second session of the unit on the Second UU Principle (Orange): “We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.” We will read The Snazziest Dragon in Town by Julia Donaldson and make a cooperative rainbow painting.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

What Connects Us?: We Are Loved, Flaws and All

This session introduces the first Source of Unitarian Universalism, "the sense of wonder we all share," and reinforces the idea that despite human failings we are all loved and loveable. The children will hear the story, “The Scratched Diamond,” and open geodes to see the beauty inside.

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Wonderful Welcome: The Gift of Invitation

This session introduces invitation as an intangible gift. The children will explore situations where people are welcomed by being invited, hear the story, “Grandmother’s Lesson,” and learn words of welcome from different countries.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: King David Dances the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem

The objective of this lesson is to have children experience the joy that religious community will bring. The children make their own version of the sorts of instruments that were used by his community to accompany David in his procession to Jerusalem with the Ark of the Covenant.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Double Care of Magical Creatures

The class will create their own Magical Creatures, and discuss how these creatures relate to the UU Principles. The class will start to fight the Hunger Horcrux by discussing what local agencies are doing to fight it.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Thinking of Death

This week the program poses the Big Question "What Happens When We Die?”, and explore responses to death by Unitarian Universalists, and by other religions.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Unity and Diversity

This session will help the youth understand what makes Unitarian Universalism a unified religion despite its diversity of belief. They will identify some of the shared beliefs held by UU’s beyond the seven principles, and explore how there own beliefs fit into this framework.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: Integrating Our Experiences with Roman Catholicism

The Senior Youth will express thoughts and feelings about their visit to St. Aloysius Church (Roman Catholic), compare the Roman Catholic Church’s beliefs, practices and values with those in Unitarian Universalism.