• February 9th- 8 am -1pm Church Clean-up Day (RE needs help staining the playset)
• February 15th 7-9 Drumming Circle
• February 17th- food drive Ends
• February 23rd- Whole Church Service Project- 9am-1pm- Take food donations to OP Clothes Closet, have a tour, volunteer for an hour, then head to Tillie Fowler Park for a BYOL (lunch), playground and hiking time
• February 24th – Children’s Chapel
This week’s lessons:
Spirit Play (3.5 yrs – Kg) Noah and the Ark
Storyteller: Debbie Atkins
Door Keeper: Jenny Kobin
This is a story from one of the sources for Unitarian Universalism. It comes from the Bible, a book of writings by people who were inspired by the Mystery to describe their ideas about where people came from and why they are here and how to lead a good life.
• I wonder what part of this story you liked the best?
• I wonder what part is the most important?
• I wonder what part of the story is about you or who you are in the story?
• I wonder if there is any part of the story that we can leave out and still have story?
• I wonder if you have ever been in a flood?
• I wonder how it feels to see a flood coming?
• I wonder how it feels to be saved from the flood?
• I wonder how it feels to hear the voice of God?
• I wonder what it was like to keep working on something you knew was right even when other people laughed?
• I wonder what it was like to be on the ark with all the animals, even fierce ones, and they were all peaceful?
• I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery could be in this story?
• I wonder which of our Unitarian Universalist Promises this story reminds you of?
Spirit Explorers (1st- 2nd) Seed in the Ground
Storyteller: Janice Knapik
In this story we follow the life cycle of a plant we explore our 4th Principle: To grow by exploring what is true and right in life.
Link to the song we will use in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=XJtncWr08P8
• I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
• I wonder which part of this lesson is the most important?
• I wonder which part you like the best?
• I wonder where you might be in this lesson?
• I wonder how it feels to plant a seed?
• I wonder what happens to the new seed?
• I wonder why the sun is important for the seed?
• I wonder why the rain is important for the seed?
• I wonder if all seeds grow?
• I wonder what other kinds of plants come from seeds?
• I wonder how a seed knows what to do?
• I wonder if the Spirit of Love and Mystery, that some people call God, helps the seed to grow into a flower?
• I wonder if you have ever felt yourself growing?
• I wonder if this story reminds you of any of our other Unitarian Universalist Promises?
• I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this lesson?
Spirit Seekers: (3rd -5th Grades) Intro to Universalist History: love and justice
Facilitator: Chris Jarman
The goal of this session is to learn about the history of Universalists and what we learned and carry forward from our Universalist super-hero ancestors.
URUU WEEKLY CHALLENGE:
1. Tell your family about some of the super-powers of our Universalist ancestors.
2. Share with them one of your favorite people or events from Universalist history and why.
3. Teach your family the UU chalice handshake!
4. The 7 Principles “promise keeper” challenge will stand all year long.
Youth: (6th-12th Grade)
Facilitator: Michael Bernos
Ted Talk & Guided Discussion: Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership: https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en