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Hoppy April from Religious Education

Hoppy April! The wildflowers are out, thunder is rumbling, and our environment is starting to buzz with new life. We are celebrating and honoring our planet this month in Children’s RE. I hope everyone has a chance to spend some time outdoors and especially encourage everyone of all ages to attend the RE Spring Service Project: Sue Haswell Park Clean Up on April 23 at 10:00 AM!

In addition to weekly children’s RE, we have two additional offerings for the month. First, our monthly CartUUns class will meet on April 6 at 5:15 PM. Please note the slightly later start time. This will allow more RE kiddos to participate. I greatly appreciate your flexibility! We will be watching “Piper,” seeing if we can escape “waves,” and creating beach scenes with shells and sand. We will meet at the Fun for All Playground at Stephen Beachy Central Park. Second, the UUCBV Youth Group will meet on April 22 at 5:30. We will be making tote bags out of old materials. I have a lot of material, but if you’d like to make a tote bag out of your favorite old t-shirt or tablecloth, feel free to bring your own! We will meet at Sue Haswell Park in Bryan.

As always, don’t forget to check out UUCBV’s RE Newsletter, The Spark. This month’s theme is “Our Earth.” This newsletter has online resources for children, youth, and families. Another fun thing to do as a family is to participate in the April EcoChallenge where you can earn points for environmental learning and action. Reach out to Jerry or anyone from MSJE for more information!

All Ages offerings this month include the Sue Haswell Park Clean Up on April 23 and a fun-filled Easter Sunday. Some of the activities will include making drums and shakers for a drum circle, having an egg toss to see if we can build something to protect a raw egg as it is launched, painting Easter Eggs, and having some hunts. It should be a fun-filled day at the Pavilion at Bee Creek Park in College Station!

For adult RE, we have two things to highlight! Our next book read group will begin on April 13. We will meet every other Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Our selection is The Stonewall Generation: LGBT Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging by Jane Fleishman. Please let me know if you need help accessing/purchasing a book. Secondly, the Lunch & Learn series continues! Each Thursday at noon, join the Church Zoom to hear from speakers and discuss with each other a wide variety of topics.

Children’s Religious Education Sunday Schedule:

4/3: Earth Month Kick-Off: Earth Day Song Writing and Nature Rubbings

4/10: One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Salad: Growing Food from Kitchen Scraps

4/17: Intergenerational Easter Service at Bee Creek Park Pavilion

4/24: Intergenerational Earth Day Service at Neal Rec. Center

Dirt Communion: Bring a little bit of your favorite dirt to honor Earth Day

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