Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oct 31st - Day of the Dead/Halloween Celebrations

 For the last day of October, and our month's focus on our -1st Unitarian Universalist Principle (Every body's Important) 

We will be Celebrating Remembering those who have passed away (died) in our lives.

Our time together will be filled with color and creativity along with some special treats.
For Sunday please bring with U!
1. The memorial card (see below)colored in, photos added, words, etc. -You can then add you card to the Alter in the front of the sanctuary at church.

a costume if you wish ( we will be in a costume parade near the end of the worship service)

please feel free to print this card if you don't already have one, of you can make your own! be creative, I know U are!

Also, Treat or Treat for a good cause!
Trick or Treat for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) 
Collect your box in the Perkins Room on Sunday.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10.24.10 - Bring a Friend Sunday

Come one, Come all!   
Bring a Friend Sunday at ASC!

"Friendship is not a BIG thing - 
it's a million little things"

Our topic is: Friendship -
Who are our friends?
Why are they our friends?
How did they become our friends in the first place?!
This Sunday! Intern Minister Rebecca Froom will be joining us and also church member Liz Weber who will teach us how to Sign:
Hymn # 402 "From You I Receive" in American Sign Language (ASL).

We will share our conversations about Friendship while creating Art!
After the Service, Laura Evonne Steinman - Religious Educator will be giving a mini into to UUism to kids in the Perkins Room!
Note: This Sunday we have an extra special guest- Bilal Kaleem, Executive Director of the Muslim American Society of Boston who is coming to preach in the pulpit with Rev. Kim!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10.17.10 -The Golden Rule "DO UNTO OTTERS"....

This Sunday, The topic is ->The Golden Rule
We will be focusing our OTTER energy onto how we  OTTER be in this world to OTTERselves and OTTER neighbors

We will be reading parts of the book "Do Unto Otters" by Laurie Keller
Great ready for some creative fun!

Also, the youth (older kids, you know who you are!) will be meeting and having a discussion related to Rebecca Froom's Sermon "The Radical Act of Hello".

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10.10.10 I'm special because...

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm Special because....

Think of reasons why you are the way you are and why you leave a wonderful mark on this world because of U!

We'll be working on adding more details to our paper tree-body figures and getting to know what we like , why we are special and what we are good at!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Animal Blessing Sunday! 10.3.10

On Animal Blessings Sunday in CRE, the children heard a Creation Story on how the world came to be. It seemed to fit well with our 1st UU Principle and in the timing of the Jewish Holiday Simchat Torah, which finishes and begins the Torah again with the text about how the universe came to be.

Here's the story from this week.
Creation Story (Christian/Jewish)
In the beginning there was no earth or sky or sea or animals.  And then the spirit of the universe spoke in the darkness:  “Let there be light!”  And right away there was light, scattering the darkness and showing the infinite space. “From now on, when it’s dark it will be ‘night” and when it’s light, it will be ‘day’.” The evening came and the night passed and then the light returned.  That was the first day.

On the second day, God, the Spirit of the universe made the earth and over it carefully hung a vast blue sky. 

The next morning God looked around and thought, “the earth needs to be a bit more organized.”  So, the Spirit of the Universe put all the water in one place and all the dry land in another.  When that was finished, God made plants to cover the land.  Dandelions and daffodils appeared.  All sorts of trees and grasses began to grow.  “It’s looking great”, said God and that was the end of the third day.

On the fourth day, The Spirit of the Universe looked around and though, “the daylight still needs a bit more work and the night is just too dark.”  So, God made the sun to light the sky during the day and the moon and stars to add a bit of sparkle to the night. 

The next day, God’s attention was on the waters.  “I want these waters teeming with life!”  In no time, there were millions of small fish darting through the shallow water and huge fish swimming in the ocean.  God made birds, too.  Sending them soaring through the air.  “Ahh, that IS good!, “said God.  The dusk fell over the water and the sky grew dark and that was the end of the fifth day.

On the sixth day, The Spirit of the Universe added creatures to the land.  Making lions and tigers and bears, making rabbits and sheep and cows.  Adding everything from ants to zebras to the land.  But God felt like something was missing so, God, the Spirit of the Universe created a human being. 
After six days, the whole universe was completed.  On the seventh day God had a nice long rest and enjoyed looking at all that was created.

After the story, we created dog and cat treat bags for the shelter animals at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

Welcome October! Our theme this month is -> Our 1st UU Principle

During the month of October 2010
Children's Religious Education we will be focusing on
The 1st Unitarian Universalist Principle : Everyone Rocks!  

© Laura Evonne Steinman