The Theme for March: What Does It Mean to be a People of Journey?
The children will be exploring what Journey means in through meditation, storytelling, art, and games. Examining how we are people of Journey through 5 different angles “Journey In – Meditation, Journey Out – Pilgrimage, Journeys of Justice, Journey Beginnings, & Journey Endings.” A reoccurring theme is to focus on the process rather than the product or the journey rather than the destination. We will talk about life from electronics to nature and how these influences play a role in our experiences of daily journeys and larger more planned experiences.
We will look a details and how these enrich our life and how staying in the present can allow for self-growth in a journey of any length. This will cover “Journey In – Meditation, Journey Out – Pilgrimage.”
Sarah Harris is leading and intergenerational Art Salon where participants will create decorated stepping stones that reflect their journeys. The stones will be placed in the children’s nature playground leaving a legacy for years to come.
Children aged 6 and up and adults of all ages are warmly invited to share this fun art-making experience. Children under 6 may participate if they have an adult attend with them.
March is women’s history month and this will support our discussion as we explore the “Journeys of Justice” and highlight Susan B Anthony as an activist and Unitarian Universalist.
March 24: SPRING BREAK
There will be no children and youth programs. Children and youth are welcome to be in the Sanctuary or Lion Lounge with their parents (as always) and Wee Care will be available for supervised play.
Games Day, weather permitting we will be playing games outside that continue the children’s understanding of being a “People of Journey” through kinesthetic learning.
Theme for April : What it means to be the people of Wholeness
The Theme for April: What Does It Mean to be a People of Wholeness. We Unitarian Universalists understand the urge to restore what once was. Nothing is more human. Who doesn’t hold on to the humpty dumpty hope that all can be put back together again? Our faith teaches us that this is just not how the world works.
And so the wholeness offered us is not that returning our lives to their original state, but working with what remains to make something new. The shards are not pieces of a puzzle that needs put perfectly back together, but building blocks waiting to be molded into a yet to be imagined form. Children will learn about inclusivity, wholeness, and recycling.
April 7 : The Practice of Inclusivity
Wholeness is about larger understandings of “my people.” Wholeness is about whom we welcome in. Children will practice the work of widening our circle both physically and metaphorically.
April 14: Earth Day: Earth, Sky, & Sea – All Ages Service
April 21: Stardust Ritual & Easter Egg Hunt (all welcome)
We will explore our connection to the universe and celebrate that we are made of stardust in a short ritual. Then we will head outside for our annual Easter egg hunt. Children and youth of all ages and their grown-ups are welcome to participate.
April 28: Hidden treasures
Wholeness is not always about restoring things to their original state; it’s about taking the broken pieces and making something new. Brokenness is a source of rebirth. We will read about taking care of the earth and make art from natural broken items turning them into new beautiful treasures. Wholeness means taking care of the earth and reusing old things in new ways.