What an eggcellent launch to the Religious Exploration program! Our committee hoped that maybe we’d have 10 children come to dye eggs… we had 18 children come through our activity stations! We are so glad you and your family came! If you know of other families who are looking for a liberal religious place to grow, please forward them the registration form.
Here is a recap as to what happened in Religious Exploration on Easter Sunday, 9 April 2023.
The children knew just what to do! It’s like they’ve been practicing.
Pinwheels with Principles
A rainbow of petals, 7 colors for 7 Principles. Children were encouraged to choose a word for each principle and write it on the pinwheel. Wonderful conversations were had over this project!
Here is the explanation of the ziplock baggy with seeds and peat-pucks that may have come home with your child. Children helped create a greenhouse for sunflowers using egg cartons, peat-pucks and seeds. They practiced so they could go home and do the same with their supplies.
Story with Chalice Lighting and Sharing
TUUC President Krissy Kim led the children in our chalice lighting (electric flame) and a round of sharing before reading a book.
Our congregation’s chalice lighting goes like this:
We light this chalice in deep respect for the mystery and holiness of life,
With honor and gratitude for those who have gone before,
With love and compassion for those who dwell among us,
And with hope and faith for those yet to come.
We are so glad you came, and we look forward to next Sunday. We hope you can join us!
16 April we move into a curriculum called Love Will Guide Us.
In this program, participants learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love. Together we ask questions such as, “Where did we come from?” “What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?” “How can we respond with love, even in bad situations?” “What happens when you die?” Sessions apply wisdom from our Sources to help participants answer these questions. Participants will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers.
We will gather together, starting to create a community among the children. The curriculum has games and art projects. The lead teachers, Scott Redman and Staci Kopcha, are long time, beloved teachers. We are so lucky to have them back!
High school youth are invited to gather in the youth group room with Lead Advisor David Cerny.
If you have questions or ideas you’d like to share, please let us know.