The Nursery and http://manilacontemporary.com/cheap-viagra-generic the Toddler Room will be open to welcome children up to age 3!
Preschool will be learning about the symbol of our Faith, the Flaming Chalice, this week. They will explore rituals surrounding this symbol including the flannel board flaming chalice and a chalice jig-saw puzzle. You can help to prepare your children for this lesson and/or extend the http://www.bo-energi.net/levitra-online-india lesson in your home by telling them the story of our Flaming Chalice. You can read the story from the UUA here:
You can also purchase “The Unitarian Universalist Kids Book”, with activities and puzzles related to our Flaming Chalice from our Bookstore on Sunday, or here:
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Kindergarten and First Grade will learn how we use respectful words and actions in our relationships. Respectful words and actions illustrate the first UU Principle, “We believe each and every person is important.” The children will hear a story about Jesus teaching the Beatitudes and explored how those lessons affirm our UU beliefs. We played a circle game and cialis 30 mg'>cialis 30 mg role-played situations in our lives where respectful words and actions are needed.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about… respectful words and actions and the first UU Principle at dinner, in the car or at bedtime.
- I wonder why some people are not respectful. How could they change their attitude to one of respect?
- Why is everyone important?
- How do you feel when you know that others respect you and think you are important?
EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try… making a stop sign together. Whenever someone feels disrespect, use the stop sign to stop the enter site non prescription viagra interaction so you can discuss feelings.
A Family Adventure. Take the family as a group to a soup kitchen or clothing closet. Work together to show respect to people you encounter with material needs greater than yours. Use smiles and respectful words to make each person feel important.
Family Discovery. Books to read:
- Wake Up, World by Beatrice Hollyer (Henry Holt and Co., 1999)
- Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories, Volume Two: Gingham Dog and Calico Cat, Lion and Lamb (audio book), by Amy Grant and link for you viagra buying Christopher Reeve (Listening Library, 2008)
- Being Respectful: A Book About Respectfulness (Way to Be) by Mary Small (Picture Window Books, 2006).
A Family Game. Play Pocket Ungame. The “Families Edition” game is available on the Board Games website.
A Family Ritual. Write each person’s name on tongue depressors or wooden ice cream spoons. At a meal, invite each person to place their name in the middle of the table and name one way they were respected or one way they respected another.
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Second and Third Grades will listen to a magical, bedtime story by Kim Stafford, “We All Got Here Together,” which offers a mystery-filled explanation for beginnings. Drawing on the story’s bubble and rain themes, the children will imagine their own story and play games that involve cooperation. The children will learn about our first Unitarian Universalist Source—in child-friendly words, “The sense of wonder we all share.”
When you read the Source, it is easy to see why it needs simplification:
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and generic viagra from china'>generic viagra from china uphold life.
Children will hear these words:
Today we will talk about things we see, hear, or touch in nature that can make us feel awe and wonder. Our own, personal feeling inside of awe and wonder is one of our Unitarian Universalist Sources that points us to love.
And we will read together:
Our Unitarian Universalist beliefs come from the sense of wonder we all share.
By opening children’s minds to spirituality, we hope they will develop spiritual traits we cultivate in ourselves: love, compassion, and service; connection with the earth; and a sense of purpose and place in the universe.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. We use the word “awesome” to suggest the transcendence of life and how nature’s wonders sometimes strike us. Consider using the levitra from canadian pharmacy word “awesome” as you share moments of awe with your child. You might ask:
- Did anything awesome and wonderful happen at school today? Something that took you by surprise and made you glad?
- Are you ever just amazed at how leaves come out on a tree every spring? Do you think that’s awesome? (Of course, you may get a very practical and scientific response to this.)
A Family Game. Play “I Spy” outdoors: One player says “I spy, with my little eye, something… (say the color of the item you are looking at).”. The others guess the item. If you live in an urban setting, go to a park and cialis tablets sale'>cialis tablets sale try to spy items from nature as well as human-made items. If you have a backyard, try to spy items that are not usually noticed, such as a small bird—even a squirrel, a nut, or something else seen so constantly that you may take it for granted. Perhaps try to find a nest or a small hole in the ground that might be used as a burrow for a small animal. Use this game to promote awareness of awesome nature around us.
A Family Ritual. If you do not already do so, light a chalice (which can be as simple as a votive glass) before your family dinner. Use simple words to set a theme for each meal. “Give thanks and praises” (Bob Marley) is a good example. Or, have children write their own.
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Fourth and Fifth Grades participants will hear the story of Judith Sargent Murray and how the pioneers of Universalist thought with their emphasis upon God as love was a strong departure from the prevailing religious notion of the time. This new view of the divine meant having to consider how this message could be preached from the pulpit and taught to children through religious education. Through this story and the activities of the session, we will explore the idea which starts the James Vila Blake Covenant, “Love is the viagra in australia for sale Spirit of this Church” and recognized how this heritage of love from our Universalist roots is still alive in our Unitarian Universalist congregations today. This session emphasizes cooperation and connection with the creation of friendship bracelets; everyone will have the experience of working on a bracelet which had already been started by someone else.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about… what “the spirit of love” means to you. How do you see the spirit of love embodied in your Unitarian Universalist congregation? How does the heritage of love from Universalism manifest itself elsewhere in your life? What are some ways you pass on this heritage of love to others in your congregation? Sing the song “Spirit of Life” together as a family. How does the song’s image or idea of a divine presence reflect to the Universalist perspective of God as love?
EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Volunteer in your congregation together as a family, to honor the heritage of love you receive by sharing it with others. You might offer to pass the offertory baskets together as a family, light the http://reticular.info/proposed/?p=buy_viagra_online_pharmacy chalice together at the start of the worship service, or spend a day cleaning up the congregation’s grounds.
A Family Adventure. Visit the first official Universalist church on American soil, founded by John Murray and attended by Judith Sargent Murray in Gloucester, Massachusetts. You might also visit the beautiful Sargent House Museum and an outdoor mural which depicts the history of the Gloucester and cheap cialis online prescription prominently displays a portrait of Judith Sargent Murray.
A Family Game. Challenge yourself and your children to a game of Unitarian Universalist history at the Fun Trivia website.
Spend an evening together as a family. Light a chalice or candle and take turns sharing a thought or two about why you love the other people in your family. You might also try creating a special family prayer to say at bedtime or before a special meal which acknowledges the http://www.markfewer.com/?p=cheap_cialis_soft heritage of love in your own family, such as, “We honor in our hearts all the love we receive from the people around us: Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Sophia, etc.”
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Middle School, OWL, COA, and YRUU will all also have class! The curricula for these classes changes organically to fit the needs of the program and the students. For more information on these classes, please contact the lead Advisors!