February 18: Religious Exploration for Children and Youth

Last week, our Chalice Children celebrated Valentine’s day as the Roots and Shoots friends had a wonderful time engaging in one of their favorite activities — making gnomes! Temple Beth El welcomed the Coming of Age Class to Friday night Shabbat services and on Sunday morning, the class had a lesson about our basic beliefs as UU’s.

This Sunday, our Chalice Children’s session introduces kindness as a gift that can be freely given every day. We will introduce the Golden Rule, which can be found in many faith traditions. The Roots and Shoots Friends will begin their environmental unit focusing on the class’ chosen cause of saving the trees. We will inspire the children by sharing the work of 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, renowned environmental and political activist.  The Coming of Agers will spend time with their mentors getting to know each other and beginning work on their credo statements, and the Youth group will engage in a chalice circle activity.

Next Sunday, the Chalice Children will learn about how being a good friend helps us live our Unitarian Universalist Principles, especially the first Principle (inherent worth and dignity of every person). The Roots and Shoots Friends will continue their environmental projects. The Coming of Age class will visit the Hindu Temple of Delaware and the Youth Group will engage in bonding activities.

Mill Creek RE Volunteers are special, loved and appreciated!  If you are interested in volunteering to serve in our welcoming Religious Exploration Program, contact our DRE at dre@uusmc.org.  There’s a place for you in our circle of safety, love and learning.