This Week 3.10.19

“There are two gifts we should give our children: One is roots and the other is Wings”

~Hodding Carter

Upcoming Events:

  • March 6th- #UULent Begins
    (post your picture essay at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uuofneflorida/ )
  • March 9- Family Swim Night- Please RSVP with DRE- All are welcome
  • March 10- K-2 grade OWL Mandatory Parent/Child Orientation
  • March 15th- Drumming Circle, we have drums to loan, all ages welcome
  • All of March- Sign-up for Mystery Pals Program! (See Newsletter & Website https://www.bbuuc.org/learning/mystery-pals/
  • April 6- Family Potluck and Kick-off of our Mystery Pals Month!______________________________________________________________________________

     

    This week’s lessons:

Youth: (6th-12th Grade): will stay in service to hear Mark Yount

 

 Spirit Seekers: (3rd -5th Grades) Intro to “Six Sources Of Inspiration”

Facilitator: Chris Jarman

Today’s URUU session explores Inspiration as a concept and introduces us to the inspirations of the world’s religions, as well as the 6 Sources of UU inspiration, which will be covered in more detail in the coming weeks.

URUU WEEKLY CHALLENGE:

  • Practice deep-calm-breathing a few times each day. The morning and before bed are good times to practice, or if you find yourself waiting in line somewhere. Just a few deep, slow 3-3-3 breaths are all it takes to slow your heart and fill your body with healthy, life-giving oxygen. Share your deep-breathing with your family and friends!
  • The 7 Principles “promise keeper” challenge will stand all year long.

Spirit Play (3.5 yrs – Kg) Ten Good Rules for Living

Storyteller: Amanda Seng

Door Keeper: Mary Hamilton

This lesson tells us the story of Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert after escaping from Egypt and the important lessons they learned about loving God and loving each other.

 Wondering Questions:

  • I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
  • I wonder which part of this story is the most important?
  • I wonder which part you like the best?
  • I wonder where you might be in this story?
  • I wonder if there is a part of the story that we could leave out and still have a story?
  • I wonder …if any of you have been to the desert?
  • I wonder …how it feels to be free, to be able to worship and live as you wish?
  • I wonder …how it feels to be able to go wherever you want to but not know where to go?
  • I wonder …if it is hard to be free?
  • I wonder …how Moses felt when he went up the mountain?
  • I wonder …what Moses and God talked about?
  • I wonder …what the ten rules might be?
  • I wonder …if it is hard sometimes to love God?
  • I wonder …if it is hard sometimes to love people?
  • I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our other Unitarian Universalist Promises? 

Spirit Explorers (1st– 2nd) All People Need a Vote

Storyteller: Karen Christiansen

Blue Promise: Believe in Your Thoughts and Act On Them

Wondering Questions:

  • I wonder which part of this story is the most important?
  • I wonder which part you like the best?
  • I wonder where you are in this story?
  • I wonder if you have ever voted?
  • I wonder if voting is always fair?
  • I wonder why the voting didn’t work for Shina?
  • I wonder how it feels to want to do something your friends don’t want to do?
  • I wonder if you have ever played a game you don’t really like because friends wanted to play it?
  • I wonder if a friend has ever done something for you just because they like you?
  • I wonder if you believe in your ideas?
  • I wonder if you have ever acted on them?
  • I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our other Unitarian Universalist Promises?
  • I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this story?

See you on Sunday!