Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Let's Play Ball


http://motivational-quotes-for-athletes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/babe-ruth.jpg

Questions to Ponder with your family and friends:
1. What is something that is similar to baseball and being UU?

2. If U, U strike out on a test, a project, a recipe, a conversation...what should you do?

3. How can U,U have good team spirit?





Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Is God made of a rainbow?


Is God made of a rainbow?

Questions to ponder with your family and friends:
1. What does God look like to U, U?
2.  If you had a big Zen Garden, like a sandbox, who would you invite over to play with you in it?
3. Who and how do you know if you are a Unitarian Universalist?



Somewhere over the rainbow - from the Wizard of Oz

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peace is where....

Peace in our Hearts, 
Peace at home, 
Peace in our world!


 Only that traveling is good which reveals to me 
the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better 
-Henry D. Thoreau






Zen Garden
Questions to Ponder with your family and friends
  • Where do you find PEACE?
  • How does the UU faith share peace?
  • When does your home space feel just right?!



Friday, March 7, 2014

BANG!

BANG!

Questions to ponder with your family and friends:

~How did the universe begin?

~Where did the Buddha like to Meditate?

~Why is it important to study about HOW the universe began, 
WHO has been a big part of creating history and where we are today?....And what in the WORLD does all of this have to do with the UU Faith?

from: http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/

Our Principles

Unitarian Universalists hold the Principles as strong values and moral teachings. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
  1. 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Sources of Our Living Tradition

Rev. Kathleen Rolenz said, “Throughout history, we have moved to the rhythms of mystery and wonder, prophecy, wisdom, teachings from ancient and modern sources, and nature herself.” Worshipping in our congregations you may hear a reading or perspective shared from any one of these sources from which our living tradition is drawn:
  • 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 uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

video

Last week in CRE we listened to KiD President
 and then shared what our thoughts were...
Here is an example, more to come soon!