Today, our classes tackle topics that include the importance of partnerships in the web of life; growing into Unitarian Universalist leadership; why it matters to come to church; and what is Unitarian Universalism.
Preschool participants continue their use of Spirit Play.
The Kindergarten and First Grade class is using the World of Wonder curriculum. Today’s session, titled “Nature’s Partnerships,” introduces the importance of partnerships in the web of life. A story about partnership between sea anemones and clown fish demonstrates that helping one another is an aspect of interdependence. Children experience the benefits of partnership by working together cooperatively. Participants are introduced to leadership roles they will take on over the course of the program.. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/wonder/session2
The Second and Third Grade class is using the Signs of Our Faith curriculum. Today’s session, titled “We Lead,” sets a stage and expectations for children to grow in Unitarian Universalist leadership. Participants share what they already know about leadership. They discover ways they can become faithful leaders in Unitarian Universalism and in other communities to which they belong. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/signs/session2
The Fourth and Fifth Grade class is using the Windows and Mirrors curriculum. Today’s session, titled “Me in Faith Community, Faith Community in Me,” helps all children understand why it matters that they come to church. They ask a mirror question: “How does my coming to church help me live and grow?” and a window question, “How does coming to church help me see the world, and my place in it?” . www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/windows/session2
The Junior Youth class is using the Riddle and Mystery curriculum. Today’s session, titled “Religion to the Rescue,” delves into the question: “What is Unitarian Universalism?” Religions exist, the session says, in part to help people join together in a search for answers to big questions. Children investigate the words “religion,” “faith” and “spirituality” and learn how each relates to Unitarian Universalism. www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/riddle/session2
More information on the overall program can be found at Religious Education Program for Fall/Winter 2018-19.