Our younger children are talking about ancestors, both from within their families and their faith ancestors. Older groups are talking about generosity and how to use the power of direct action for good. Click the links below for more information.
Preschool: Chalice Children Session 23: My Shadow
UU educator Sophia L. Fahs identifies playing with one’s shadow as one of the 12 main types of experiences connected with natural religious development in young children. Shadows also can bring mystery into our world, and might be frightening. We will talk about how sharing our fears with friends can help us feel less afraid.
Kindergarten/1st grade: Creating Home Session 9: Our Ancestral Home
Today we’ll talk about ancestors — both family and faith ancestors — and the legacies they leave for future generations. We’ll also create an altar and learn a body prayer to help connect us to our Unitarian Universalist faith ancestors.
2nd/3rd grade: Moral Tales Session 9: Generosity: Give and Ye Shall Receive
Children will hear a true story about Uthman ibn Affran who gave away all of the goods on his caravan to the starving villagers of Medina during a drought. We’ll talk about the rewards of being generous and make gifts for some younger friends in our congregation.
4th/5th grade: Sing to the Power Session 9: The Power to Shine
As we enter into our discussions about the power of fire, children will hear a true story of two boys who responded to a younger child being bullied by organizing all the students in their school to respond too. Fire is the power of direct action, showing others your beliefs, and saying “no” to injustice.