SPACE Program (K-Gr 5)

Image of galaxy coming out of a mason jar.

Theme for February: What Does It Mean to be a People of Trust?

In religious circles, “trust talk” most often revolves around having faith that life will look after us. For instance, our Christian friends sing hymns about God “watching over us” and keeping “an eye on the sparrow.” Our Jewish friends lift up the Exodus story to encourage faith that God will help us make our way even when things look bleak. Likewise, prayer practice for our Muslim friends is all about reminding oneself that you are in Allah’s safe hands. We UUs translate similar sentiments using the language of trusting “a Love that will not let us go.” In February our SPACE program will focus on trusting life, each other and ourselves.

February 3

Trusting Life – and the courage to come out of your hole!
This session invites the children to reflect on the importance of trusting life and how that give us courage and hope. It sometimes feels risky to trust life, but it’s worth it!

Optional: Art Salon (all ages)
Sarah Harris is leading and intergenerational Art Salon for anyone age 6 and up in the Sunflower Room. Children aged 6 and up and adults of all ages are warmly invited to share this fun art-making experience.

Leaders: Sarah

February 10

Offering Love and Trust for Valentine’s Day: The Practice of Trusting Each Other
We tease apart the sentimental love for Valentine’s into trust and compassion. These slightly different lenses give us more depth to reflect and act on. In honour of Black History month, we celebrate the birthday on Feb. 12 of Fannie Barrier Williams, a Black Unitarian activist.

February 17

Children’s Chapel – Trusting Each Other

Join us for an all-ages ‘Chapel’ on the theme of trust each other. This short service will include songs, stories and sharing our joys and challenges.

Children of all ages, along with family members and friends are welcome.

Dragonfly Room (Upstairs)

February 24

Trust Yourself: The Practice of Trusting your Gifts
Children learn to trust their intuition and feelings and trust their abilities.