RE News: Sun Jan 7

Lifespan Religious Education

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to the time we will have together in 2018. What covenant will you make as a family in the New Year? Individual resolutions have a low success rate, but what if you create an intention as a family and remind each other of the commitment? If you decide to try this exercise, I would be curious to hear what you decided to do as a family for 2018, or at least for January. So, will it be keeping the car clean, not raising voices to each other, going on an adventure, eating dinner together often, or something else? May your family resolutions bring added joy and fulfillment to your lives.

Please see the following five (5) announcements:

1) This Sun Jan 7
K-5th start in Fellowship Hall for Children's Worship that includes an offertory for a social justice cause.
6th-12th start in their classrooms.

Pre-K - Chalice Children
K-1 - Creating Home: Hearth and Home
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: Japan (Shintoism)
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Jacob
6th-7th – Judaism Intro
8th-9th – Coming of Age: Good vs. Evil
10th-12th – Youth Group

To view the Religious Education Google calendar, CLICK HERE.
To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

2) Wisdom Reading & Study Group This Sun at 11:40
An opportunity for spiritual growth.

Join us to discuss Becoming Wise, by Krista Tippett, and related topics.
“...This is brilliant thinking, beautiful storytelling and practical insight.” - BrenĂ© Brown

“The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another.”

Related podcast and other related materials, CLICK HERE. Bring a related reading of your own.

For questions or further information, please contact Sabrina Cleary at clearytheory@gmail.com.

3) Neighboring Faiths Experience
Are you interested in learning more about different religions? Join
the Neighboring Faiths teaching team to explore your own faith development as you support our 6th-7th graders. Contact me at dlre@cucwp.org for more information.

4) Faith Development Friday - Jan 19
6:30 Pizza dinner
7:15 Spiritual centering
7:30 Programs that include…

Faith Like a River
The Wisdom RE Ministry Team invites you to an Adult RE experience facilitated by Rev. Meredith.
This class explores the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.
What lessons do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present?
What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future?

Youth Social and Movie Night
Hang out in the Youth Room for a special night of fun. Gnomes welcome.

Family Journey Group
Parents gather to discuss the theme of resilience (facilitated by Barbara Montrose), while children have their own group with activities and discussion based on the theme (facilitated by Perry Montrose, DLRE). Adult without children are invited to participate in the adult group.

5) Chili Brunch Jan 21
The heat of chili and the warmth of community.

Hosted by the 6th-7th grade class to support their social justice projects.
Cost: $5 per Adult, $3 per child, $15 max per family.

Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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