Posts by Religious Education

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March – Risk

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  –Anaïs Nin I recently read a blog put out by the UUA’s Faith Development office entitled Where Do #WokeBabies Come From.  I share it here and encourage everyone to read it. Read […]

How are you present?

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Our theme of presence has taken on a wonderful “practice” quality for all of us in SpiritJam this month. We are asking questions and exploring how we are, or can be, present to ourselves and others. One story we heard was Maya’s Questions, modeled after the short story by Leo Tolstoy, The Three Questions.   […]

School of the Spirit – An Opening for Healing

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For those who attended services for the Merging of the Waters about a month ago, this will be a reminder to what we covenanted together. I spoke of a gift left by Katie Covey, past Director for School of the Spirit, Religious Education ministry. It is the gift of Opening. A beginning and an opportunity […]

Summer Sundays, 2016

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For Summer Sundays: 10 a.m. “Explore the Sources” with Rachel Stevenson, Miss Ari Flauta and helpers.   Each Sunday, 10 a.m. in the Summer (through Labor Day,)  Kindergarteners through 4th graders are invited to “Explore the Sources of our Living Tradition” with Rachel Stevenson, Summer Sunday Supervisor. Personal experiences of wonder and awe Jewish and Christian […]

Sunday, May 22, 2016 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

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For the theme of Blessing: 10 a.m. only – Katie’s Goodbye Service, children to the Sanctuary, Preschool/Nursery is open too.   9 and 11 a.m. K-up: All invited to the ONE service at 10 a.m.  Alyssa Axe will be providing care in the Preschool/Nursery. Saying Goodbye to Katie Covey, Director of the School of the Spirit after 15 years. Party […]

Sunday, May 15, 2016 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

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For the theme of Blessing: Youth Sunday, children to the Sanctuary, after the first 15 minutes K-2nd graders exit to informal games, 3rd and up are invited to stay for the whole service.   9 and 11 a.m. K-up: All invited to the service. There will be a Children’s Recessional after about 15 minutes during which Kindergarteners […]

Sunday, May 8, 2016 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

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For the theme of Blessing: FlowerJam and HandprintJam, S’Mores and Singing!   9 and 11 a.m. K-up: FlowerJam – Making corsages and boutonnieres for all the parents and caregivers in our lives. HandprintJam – Have you seen the best Android video Be Together, Not the Same? We will watch this on our Smart TV then make handprints which show our […]

Sunday, May 1, 2016 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

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For the theme of Blessing: MaypoleJam and LogoJam, Be a Coming of Age Guide next year, S’Mores and Singing!   9 and 11 a.m. K-up: MayPoleJam – Miss Ari and Rachel have been working on finishing the Peace Pole with 4 different languages on it. We will wrap ribbon in a MayPole Dance, weather permitting. LogoJam – We’ve […]

Sunday, April 24, 2016 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

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For the theme of Creation: Creating Love and Justice with Pop Wynn, storyteller and “The Last Quarrel,”  then a StrawberryJam and a ChaliceJam, UU Passover Seder, Be a Coming of Age Guide next year, S’Mores and Singing!   9 and 11 a.m. K-up: Storyteller Pop Wynn Montgomery shares “The Last Quarrel” from the Cheyenne.  StrawberryJam – What is the […]

Sunday, April 17, 2016 School of the Spirit Update

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For the theme of Creation: Creating Connections with a LegoJam and an AnimalJam, Be a Coming of Age Guide next year, Family Friendly UU Passover Seder…   9 and 11 a.m. K-up:  LegoJam – There is a “Looker” who can’t talk and a “Builder” who follows instructions, check out your communication skills! AnimalJam – Who are you in the […]