Our gifts of imagination, courage, and persistence can be strengthened and encourage us to act as change agents in the world. Click through on the links below for information about your child’s class.
Preschool: Chalice Children Session 22: Imagination “Art is a way of life, a release for spiritual forces which are strong in children and as essential to growth as body-building exercise and mental stimulus” Arthur Lismer As Unitarian Universalists we value creativity and creative problem solving. This session is a time to reinforce the creative expression of each child’s uniqueness and inner world.
Kindergarten/1st grade: Creating Home Session 14: Comings and Goings Our class will use a version of the Prodigal Son from Christian scripture as a way of focusing on the ways we move away from and back into our homes. The story helps us illustrate that the love of family is constant whether you are at home or away.
2nd/3rd grade: Moral Tales Session 14 Courage Children will focus on the virtue of courage and how it is connected to love, caring and conscience. We’ll share our own stories of courage and participate in an assertiveness training exercise.
4th/5th grade: Sing to the Power Session 14: The Power of Persistence The class will learn about Phebe Hanaford, a Universalist minister born in 1829 who work for women’s suffrage for more than 60 years. They’ll carve soap as an experience of slow, careful persistence, and act out the story of the Old Alchemist, in which a man finds a surprising way of turning dirt into gold.