Religious Education Notes

Cultivating Spiritual Resilience Have you noticed a constant undercurrent of stress that runs through everything these days? How do we best cope with these surreal times? As we cautiously proceed into autumn where many of us begin new routines and schedules, may we remember to offer as much grace as possible to ourselves and others. […]

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Religious Education Notes

Cultivating Wisdom & Skillfulness I write this in the midst of some time off in July where I am dedicating time to home improvement projects and gardening. A couple of camping trips are providing precious family times as well as some much needed R&R. Widespread social uprisings and the pandemic continue to spread globally. As […]

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Religious Education Notes

Pandemic + Uprising = Revolution One of the results of the “shelter in place” orders in response to the COVID19 pandemic is that many people stepped off from the hamster wheel of the rat race for the first time. Some folks refer to this spring as #TheGreatPause. With the cancellation of so many activities combined […]

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Religious Education Notes

“Comfortable with Uncertainty” This is the title of one of my favorite books by Pema Chodron. It feels especially relevant in these times! As I look toward fall, all I see is uncertainty. I am unsure how to plan for our RE program. I’ll make a variety of plans and depend on a large dose […]

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Religious Education Notes

Moving Through Challenging Times Successfully navigating these times requires more creativity and flexibility than usual especially for those families with children at home. My hope is that we are all finding some healthy coping mechanisms. I am sharing these resources to offer support. Ideas for families: Create a family covenant about how you all agree […]

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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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