Religious Education Notes

Wisdom for Surreal Times I am acutely aware of how quickly life can change beyond comprehension in such a short period of time. All of the events I was busy planning for have now been cancelled. I find myself struggling to keep up with the pace of the enormous changes that have occurred this past […]

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CONservation Middle School Election Con CANCELLED

The CONservation Middle School Election Con that the Heartland Area Youth Council and People’s Church were sponsoring has been cancelled.

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Religious Education Notes

Anti-Bias & Anti-Racism Race Prejudice + the misuse of power by systems and institutions = Racism I was fortunate to attend a training in Anti-Bias, Anti-Racism education recently. As we offer religious education for all ages at People’s Church, it is important for us to recognize that this currently occurs within the framework of white […]

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Religious Education Notes

The Sacred in the Mundane Beloved UU religious educator Sophia Lyons Fahs said that, “Life becomes religious whenever we make it so.” All around us are opportunities to notice sacred moments, even in the midst of the mundane. What daily rituals do you and/or your family engage in? Activities as simple as teeth brushing and […]

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All-Church Winter Dance, Sat. Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

All ages are invited to enjoy this evening of fun together hosted by the Youth Group. With a Winter Wonderland theme, there will be a photo booth, refreshments and of course dancing. Youth will sell baked goods to fundraise to attend the General Assembly in June 2021. The dance is family friendly, runs from 7-10 […]

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Religious Education Notes

Reflection and Intentions The new year always provides an opportunity to reflect upon the previous year and take stock. I like to begin the new year by writing in my journal and setting goals and intentions of how I most wish to live. I often begin by recalling my deepest held values and ideals of […]

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Religious Education Notes

Gratitude In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is so important to occasionally pause and remember to express gratitude for our blessings. Meister Eckhart says “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” December often brings up a range of emotions in folks from elation and […]

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Religious Education Notes

Aligning our Beliefs, Values and Actions As Unitarian Universalists we have no creeds that unite us, instead we gather around shared values. When raising children in most religious traditions, they learn the common creeds and beliefs of the faith. Raising Unitarian Universalist children and youth can be a bit trickier – especially when they are […]

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Elementary Sleepover and Family Potluck Nov. 1-2

WHO:  Children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade                Parents of Kindergarteners must spend the night. WHEN: Fri. November 1, 6:00pm – Sat. November 2, 9:00am  Register your children HERE! The Elementary Sleepover is a very popular annual event for People’s Church children that provides a night of community building and fellowship. It’s a great opportunity […]

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Mystic Lake UU Retreat for 6th-8th grade youth Oct. 11-13 2019

Enjoy time to play and relax with games, low ropes challenge course, gaga pit, wagon ride, campfire, archery, boating, fishing and carpet ball! October 11-13, 2019 REGISTRATION FEE: $95 per person. Either pay online here or make checks payable to People’s Church with Mystic Lake in the memo line and send to People’s Church […]

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