All Ages Religious Education Monthly Update


“It Takes a UU Village to Raise a UU Child”


In February, we focused on the 7th Principle, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part," as it applies to one's community and environment. We had lots of input from our children. Thank you to all who helped in the program. Thank you especially goes to the children for lighting and extinguishing the chalice.


On Feb. 7, Pam we discussed Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. What Does That Mean? using videos and wonder questions. Teri presented I Composting on Feb. 14th. We learned the basics of composting, why it is important, and the children told us what they to do outside. Molly, on Feb. 21, presented Wild at Heart and we learned the art of foraging and which wild plants are safe to eat. I never knew how good dandelions taste. And to end the month, Rev. Christian presented, Planting the Seed and the miracles of plants and how they growth. Children colored pictures, brought their own seeds,and a container with soil to plant their own seeds.


For March and April 2021, we will focus on "Respect for Others’ Beliefs.” This is a time to learn about other religions. We have a great schedule:


March 7 - Rev. Christian - Shinto, also known as kami-no-michi, is a religion originating in Japan.


March 14 - Ivy - The Mormon Church - principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement


March 21 - Darbi - Ostara and the Living Tradition of the Spring Equinox.

March 28 - Palm Sunday: Triumphal Entry!


All Ages RE is for the young and old every Sunday, at 10AM. All Ages RE is set up to be child (and adult) friendly with “Wonder Questions.” This way, children (and adults) will not feel that they are put on the spot to answer questions. And remember, RE is not for children only. Adults enjoy and learn much from All Ages RE.


Examples of Wonder Questions -

“I wonder who would do that?”

“I wonder what could happen next?”

“I wonder where the seed went?”

“ I wonder when the plastic will decay?”

“ I wonder why we should recycle?”

“I wonder if there is a God?”

“I wonder how plants grow?”


Even if a child does not answer the Wonder Question, their minds will be allowed to open up thinking of all types of possibilities.


See You At All Ages Religious Education, Every Sunday at 10:00 on Zoom!

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