Fully Alive

We started by marking Dia De Los Muertos and honoring loved ones lost as a part of this morning’s worship service before we headed off to RE.

As Unitarian Universalists, we think about life and death and everything in between as part of the same circle. We remember that we are infinitely connected to one another through space and through time, and the we can help one another live lives full of goodness and love. Today our students explored the many ways in which we can be fully alive together.

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Our Preschool class talked about feeling sad when a loved one dies, and worked together to create a memorial service, complete with flowers and candles.
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Our K-1 group explored how we are each connected to one another.
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Our 2nd and 3rd grade classes added pictures and words to their stoles symbolizing the lessons we carry with us from those who are no longer living.
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Our 4th and 5th grade classes explored the ways in which we can lift up one another using the golden rule and our 6th graders explored ideas of goodness, and how our faith can help us live this “one wild and precious life.”

This Month’s theme:
Mortality: The Practice of Being Fully Alive

Core Concepts from this week’s lessons:
PreK: We practice being fully alive when we share our feelings and honor the lives and lessons that live through us.
K-1: We practice being fully alive when we celebrate our connections and share loving kindness through forgiveness
2nd-3rd: We practice being fully alive when we honor the lives and lessons that live through us.
4th & 5th: We practice being fully alive when we recognize our feelings and the feelings of others, and treat one another with kindness.
6th: We practice being fully alive when we remember that our questions and our decisions connect each one of us.

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Our youth choir continues to practice between services and is a great way to explore our themes through music. Join us!
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