Children & Youth Religious Education
Hearts, Minds & Spirit.
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Sunday Mornings: Children's Focus & Children & Youth Chapel (during COVID)
In every Sunday service, we include a Children's Focus—a story and/or object lesson for children and people of all ages.
Please join us for our online Sunday service via Zoom (11:00 a.m. – noonish), and stay for Children and Youth Chapel for meditation, check-in and a story. After service concludes, we will keep the Zoom room open for about a half hour so that you can share how you're doing and see some familiar faces from your RE classes. This is open for all ages, nursery through high school.
August 17, 2020 Children's Focus
What Do You Do With A Problem?
By Kobi Yamada, Illustrations by Mae Besom
When you take the time to look closely at problems you can discover the possibilities they can hold.
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.
What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem...and yourself.
Children & Youth Chapel – Summer Online Program
Each week this Summer, children and youth are invited to stay on Zoom after the Sunday morning service for Children’s Chapel at approximately 12:10 p.m. The stories and activities come from the curriculum “Heeding the Call,” by Nicole Bowmer and Jodi Tharan. The Soul Matters program will resume in September.
Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution. We will hear true stories of courage, sacrifice and collaboration.
Youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders.
Children & Youth RE Calendar of Events
ONCE ONSITE ACTIVITIES RESUME: Our Children & Youth classes will meet Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary building, as follows: Soul Matters – multi-age class (9:30 – 10:30); Spirit Players – ages 3-7, Soulful Kids – ages 8-10, Youth Matters – Middle & High School, (all 11:15 – 12:15). Our Childcare Ministry will also resume to serve you and your children at that time.
Volunteer your time and talents. Consider teaching our children and youth, or perhaps you’d like to serve in some other supportive role. We are resourcing creatively (especially during this time of social distancing) and would love to brainstorm and collaborate with you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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