“I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me”. ~Anwar Sadat
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.
- Family Potluck this Saturday 4-6 pm. Bring a dish to share. There will be activities and games for everyone. Please RSVP for table counts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- K-2 OWL continues during RE time. Please remember OWL will end at 11:45.
- Mystery Pals begins April 7th. Kids will be matched with a Mystery Pal (Parents will know Identity of Pal) for the month of April. Each week the pair trade a note about themselves. On May 5th, after church we will have a reveal party to find out and meet our Mystery Pal. Please fill out Mystery Pal form at the RE table to participate.
- April 21st – Flower Communion, Potluck, Easter Egg Hunt & Games
- Remember to bring your Easter Basket & Flowers for each member of the family.
**More information about the Mystery Pals program can be found on the church website under the Learning tab or in the church newsletter.
**Last week we began K-2 OWL, which is facilitated by Annabelle, Debbie, & Erin. We have 9 owlets. Yippee! 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-
“It’s not a card, it’s a whole deck: How racism hurts us all”. Teens are asked to grab a snack and meet Jasmine and I at the playground table for a 10-15 minute debrief discussion about the service.
Spirit Seekers: (3rd-5th) URUU: Our 3rd Source- Jewish & Christian Teachings
Facilitator: Chris Jarman
Today’s session is about the Third source of UU inspiration: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves. Simple summary: Jewish and Christian love — Golden Rule.
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: Amanda Seng
Door Keeper: Mary Hamilton
Lesson: The Tailor, a story of a wise and thrifty man.
Aviolet story- Interdependent Web of Life -Unitarian Universalists value the interdependent web of which we are a part. That means we try to appreciate our environment and live in harmony with it, using resources wisely.
- 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 which garment he liked the best? (Take out each piece in order and place them around the tailor. Name each piece as you put it down.)
- I wonder what it was like for the tailor to make beautiful clothes for other people, but not be able to afford beautiful clothes for himself?
- I wonder what this story has to do with your life?
- I wonder if there is a part of the story that we could leave out and still have a story?
- I wonder what the word recycle means to you?
- I wonder what the word recycle meant to the tailor?
- I wonder if you have ever made something out of the pieces left from something else?
- I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our other Unitarian Universalist Promises?
- I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this story?
See you Sunday!