This week's story was based on Making Promises, Making Covenants by Janeen K Grohsmeyer. Covenanting is similar to making up a game on the playground. We all want to play together, and just need to figure out what the rules are before we can have fun. Our UU covenant was made about 50 years ago, … Continue reading Making Covenants
This week's story was adapted from Amy Peterson Derrick. In the Religious Education classrooms we’ve been wondering about what it means to be in a community with one another. We’ve explored the idea of mosaics and talked about community as something deeper than just occupying the same church building with one another. I shared a … Continue reading Chalice Lighting
This week's story was The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez. "There will be times when you walk into a room," the book begins, "and no one there is quite like you." Maybe it will be the way you look, the foods you love, or the way you are able to … Continue reading The Day You Begin
This week's meditation was inspired by My Magic Breath by Nick Ortner & Alison Taylor, illustrated by Michelle Polizzi. In the story, readers are invited to use their magic breath to help their minds find calm at the end of the day. In the sanctuary this week, everyone was invited to use their magic breath … Continue reading My Magic Breath
This week's story was Islandborn by Junot Diaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa. Lola left the Island when she was too young to remember. When her teacher asks the class to draw a picture of the country they are each originally from, Lola is worried because she cannot remember the Island. Then she has an idea … Continue reading Islandborn
This week's story was Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno. Harvey Milk knew it was not fair for gay people to be treated differently and discriminated against. He wanted to march and make a difference. But how could Harvey get his message across? "A … Continue reading Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
This week’s story was Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, Thunder Boy Sr. Thunder Boy Jr. doesn’t like his name. He loves his dad, but wants to have a name that shares something cool about himself -- something like “Not Afraid of Ten … Continue reading Thunder Boy Jr.
For parents of small children, worshiping with small children can feel daunting; what happens if they are too squirrely? too uninterested? too noisy? The truth is, making space for children in worship is just as important to the faith development of our children as their time in Religious Education classes. Worship is the primary way … Continue reading Worshiping With Children
Today we closed out the program year with a beautiful ritual to thank our Religious Education teachers. The importance of guiding and holding young Unitarian Universalists cannot be overstated. Our Religious Education kids were so fortunate to have open, caring adults in their classrooms every week. Our hearts are full of gratitude. Please join us … Continue reading Thank You, RE Teachers!
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