Thursday, March 29, 2012


Travels in Time
Jesus on Palm Sunday

What is Palm Sunday all about anyway?
Bring your thoughts to share this Sunday morning!

We will be thinking about what Jesus would say if he visited our neighborhood we are building in the Perkins room.

Freedom Seder!
What are a symbols on the Seder plate all about?
feel free to print and color in!

We've be traveling a bunch this Sunday morning, so don't forget your good walking shoes and passport!

Kol Ha'olam Kulo - The whole world is a narrow bridge - Children Beyond

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Movement is a must, a moment is also

Movement is a MUST!

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

 In our world of movement 
from one place to another;
walking , 
moving on our feet to school 
and friends houses, 
classes and work, 
church and girl scouts; 
how do you keep stillness?

Take a moment in the middle of the movement, 
sort of like in music and take a pause, a break , a breath.

For when we take the moment 
in our movement we become whole.
And we must be whole for all the hard creative work we are called to do 
in this ever hurting world.
- Laura Evonne Steinman

Friday, March 16, 2012



This song is available on Jack Hartmann's Cool Beats That Teach.

We are so proud to be
Stand up, clap and say
Look all around you’ll see
People working, playing, helping
All together they are making it better
Let’s spell it together!
We all work together to make it better
Repeat Chorus
We’ve got teachers, doctors, farmers, soldiers, cooks
Lifeguards, lawyers, coaches, painters, plumbers
Maids, bakers, pilots, nurses, guitar players
Police officers, firefighters, postal workers, bus drivers
Judges, grocers, cowboys, miners don’t forget
We all work together to make it better
Repeat Chorus

We'll be building, sharing and adding onto our CRE community neighborhood this Sunday!

What does commUNITY look like to you?

Write a poem, draw a picture, share!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walking Wonder

Laura and youth in Haiti, Summer 2011
Have you done a walking Meditation before?
If so, how did it make you feel inside?
If not Try it today!

Guided Walking Meditation 
by: Susan Helene Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
published by Creations in Consciousness
This meditation has 2 parts that combine to energize the body and coordinate mind-body (thinking-moving):
1. Even breathing.
2. Walking with arms and legs in opposition.
Walk briskly while swinging arms easily back and forth. When the left foot steps forward, the right arm swings forward. And, when the right foot steps forward the left arm swings forward.
Example of breathing pattern to follow:
Count 1: breathe in
Count 2: breathe out
Count 3: breathe in

More benefits of walking:
Walking meditation is an opportunity to think over problems and possible solutions. When deciding how to act about a problem choose the way that is a good outcome for everyone; a win-win situation. It is also an opportunity to think about and plan new projects, and think about short term and long range goals.
And, regular walking is an exercise that is recommended by medical science to be good for health.
To finish, stretch arms overhead; bring arms down to sides; resume other activities.