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What's Happening in Religious Education on March 5?

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9:30 am

Little Sundays of Surprises (Age 3- Grade K)

The Rainbow Connection: We Should Believe in Ourselves

This class explores the value of believing in oneself. We will read The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman, and make rainbow crowns.

Big Sundays of Surprises (Grade 1-6)

UU Super Heroes: Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)

The children will learn about a famous Unitarian abolitionist, and hear how sometimes even well respected people have a hard time doing the right thing.

11:15 am

Sparks Preschool/Flames (Age 3 – Grade 1)

Creating Home: Home in Nature

This class introduces the famous Unitarian, Henry David Thoreau. The children will explore the practice of picture journaling.

Blazes (Grades 2-3)

Free to Believe: We Treat Each Other Fairly

This week the children will learn about UNICEF, and experience treating each other fairly.

Mysteries (Grades 4-5)

Harry and UU: Double Transfiguration

Transfiguration is used to change something from its original form into something totally different. This week we will change food items into another form and discuss how we might also use transfiguration to change things about ourselves.

Questioners Middle Youth (Grades 6-7)

Traditions with a Wink: Genesis and Evolution

Middle Youth are helped to understand our faith as one which encourages the use of reason and that it is comfortable with changing if our understandings change. The session will place the Genesis story in its poetic legendary context.

Passages (Grade 8)

Coming of Age: Life, Death, and the Afterlife

In this week’s session the youth will be encouraged to recognize the differences between community service and social justice work. They will be helped to develop a sense of empowerment in the face of complex and significant social problems.

Seekers Senior Youth (Grades 9-12)

Neighboring Faiths: Islam

This week the youth will gain a greater understanding of some of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam in preparation for their trip to the Islamic Center of Baton Rouge.