This Week in RE 4.14.19

Hello Families,

It’s time for the weekly blast out from RE.  This is a fun way for you to engage your kids in faith development for the benefit of both them and you!  I encourage you to ask your kids open ended questions about what they are doing in RE and to wonder with them about the mystery and the awe of the universe.

Upcoming Events:

  • K-2 OWL continues during RE time. Please remember OWL will end at 11:45.
  • Mystery Pals continues through May 5th’s Reveal Party.
  • April 21st – Flower Communion, Potluck, Easter Egg Hunt & Games
    • Remember to bring your Easter Basket & Flowers for each member of the family.

** OWL is held during the RE hour but with an ending time of 11:45 instead of 11:30. This class will be held in the Spirit Explorers room. All Spirit Explorers & Spirit Players not in OWL, along with visitors will combine into one class which will be held in the Spirit Play room. **

 Gentle reminders to please pick up your children from the RE classrooms after service and be mindful of child supervision. Thank you.

This week’s RE lessons:

Youth (6th-12th) Participate in Worship- Ted Talk Discussion- Shane Koyczan: To this day…for the bullied and the beautiful”

Facilitator: Mike Bernos

Spirit Seekers: (3rd-5th) URUU: What do UU’s believe about Jesus?”

Facilitator: Chris Jarman

The goal of today’s session is to explore UU beliefs about one of the important Western religious figures: Jesus. The reason Jesus was chosen for this session is because UU roots are Christian, and American culture demands an understanding of Jesus from a cultural literacy perspective, if nothing else. The children will be learning today that there are a wide range of perspectives about Jesus, with emphasis on more common UU understandings of Jesus, and they will learn basic facts from the story of his life.

URUU CHALLENGE: Have you memorized our 7 Principles?  Let Chris know to take the Principles Challenge and earn your Promise Keeper Badge!

OWL (Our Whole Lives): (K-2): Spirit Explorers Room

Facilitators: Annabelle Gallois-Bernos, Debbie Atkins, Erin Rogers

Spirit Players & Explorers (PK-2): Spirit Play Room

Facilitator: Janice Knapik

Door Keeper: Jenny Kobin

Lesson: Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco: An Easter Story adapted for Spirit Play

Wondering Questions:

  • I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
  • I wonder which part of this story is the most important?
  • I wonder which part you like the best?
  • I wonder where you might be in this story?
  • I wonder if there is a part of the story that we could leave out and still have a story?
  • I wonder what it feels like to win a contest?
  • I wonder how Rechenka felt when she realized that Babushka had saved her?
  • I wonder how Babushka felt when Rechenka broke all of the eggs?
  • I wonder if you have ever had something you worked hard on lost or ruined?
  • I wonder if you have ever broken something that was important to someone else?
  • I wonder how Babushka felt when she realized that Rechenka was gone forever?
  • I wonder how it feels to lose someone who is important to you?
  • I wonder what Babushka felt when she saw the egg in Rechenka’s basket?
  • I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery is in this story?
  • I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our Unitarian Universalist Promises?

See you Sunday!