- February 9th– 8 am -12 pm Church Clean-up Day (RE needs help staining the play set)
- February 10th- 11:45-1:45 pm Town Hall “State of the Church” Meeting
- February 10th- 5:00-7:30 pm Coffeehouse
- February 15th 7-9 pm Drumming Circle
- February 17th– Food Drive Ends
- February 23rd– Whole Church Service Project- 9 am-1 pm- Take food donations to OP Clothes Closet, have a tour, volunteer for an hour, then head to Tillie Fowler Park for a BYOL (lunch), playground and hiking time
- February 24th – Children’s Chapel
This week’s lessons:
Spirit Play (3.5 yrs – Kg) Noah and the Ark
Storyteller: Debbie Atkins
Door Keeper: Jenny Kobin
This is a story from one of the sources for Unitarian Universalism. It comes from the Bible, a book of writings by people who were inspired by the Mystery to describe their ideas about where people came from and why they are here and how to lead a good life.
- I wonder what part of this story you liked the best?
- I wonder what part is the most important?
- I wonder what part of the story is about you or who you are in the story?
- I wonder if there is any part of the story that we can leave out and still have story?
- I wonder if you have ever been in a flood?
- I wonder how it feels to see a flood coming?
- I wonder how it feels to be saved from the flood?
- I wonder how it feels to hear the voice of God?
- I wonder what it was like to keep working on something you knew was right even when other people laughed?
- I wonder what it was like to be on the ark with all the animals, even fierce ones, and they were all peaceful?
- I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery could be in this story?
- I wonder which of our Unitarian Universalist Promises this story reminds you of?
Spirit Explorers (1st– 2nd) Seed in the Ground
Storyteller: Janice Knapik
In this story we follow the life cycle of a plant we explore our 4th Principle: To grow by exploring what is true and right in life.
Link to the song we will use in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=XJtncWr08P8
- I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
- I wonder which part of this lesson is the most important?
- I wonder which part you like the best?
- I wonder where you might be in this lesson?
- I wonder how it feels to plant a seed?
- I wonder what happens to the new seed?
- I wonder why the sun is important for the seed?
- I wonder why the rain is important for the seed?
- I wonder if all seeds grow?
- I wonder what other kinds of plants come from seeds?
- I wonder how a seed knows what to do?
- I wonder if the Spirit of Love and Mystery, that some people call God, helps the seed to grow into a flower?
- I wonder if you have ever felt yourself growing?
- I wonder if this story reminds you of any of our other Unitarian Universalist Promises?
- I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this lesson?
Spirit Seekers: (3rd -5th Grades) Intro to Universalist History: love and justice
Facilitator: Chris Jarman
The goal of this session is to learn about the history of Universalists and what we learned and carry forward from our Universalist super-hero ancestors.
URUU WEEKLY CHALLENGE:
- Tell your family about some of the super-powers of our Universalist ancestors.
- Share with them one of your favorite people or events from Universalist history and why.
- Teach your family the UU chalice handshake!
- The 7 Principles “promise keeper” challenge will stand all year long.
Youth: (6th-12th Grade)
Facilitator: Michael Bernos
Ted Talk & Guided Discussion: Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en
Hope to see you at the Church Clean-up if not, I’ll see you on Sunday!