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What's Happening in Religious Education on November 20?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: We Are All Alike and Different

This session explores the values of courage and kindness. The class will read the book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy, and make a Fingerprint Rainbow as a craft.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

What Connects Us?: Responding with Love

This session looks to the third Source of Unitarian Universalism, “Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspire us in our ethical and spiritual life.” This class will introduce the Sufi religion, with the goal of empowering the children to respond to difficult situations with love.

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Wonderful Welcome: The Gift of Acceptance

This sessionwill demonstrate that every person has valuable gifts to offer, and illustrates the importance of belonging to a faith community that is accepting.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Super Heroes of the Bible: Joseph is Reunited with his Family

The children will hear how a life can have very good times as well as very difficult times, and one must persevere through both. The children will also have the opportunity to think about remorse and forgiveness.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Fighting the Poverty Horcrux

This week the class will continue fighting the Poverty Horcrux by making scarves that will be included in our warm winter clothing drive for Sweet Dreams Shelter and other organizations.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Riddle and Mystery: Oh My Soul

This week the program poses the Big Question "Do I Have a Soul?” The session will offer the concept of soul as a way of understanding the nonphysical self, and encourage youth to explore their core spirit and beliefs.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Introduction to Spiritual Practice

This week’s session will help the youth understand the purpose of spiritual practices and appreciate the breadth of possible spiritual practices.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: Further Discussion on Judaism and Lutheranism

This week the Senior Youth will explore thoughts and feelings about the ways Jews practice their faith, understand how Judaism guides value formation and behavior, and discover how Jewish beliefs and values can inform us as Unitarian Universalists.